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Apr 29, 2005
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© Reuse this Full name: Daluxolo Christopher Mpofu
Position: Group executive director: corporate affairs of the Altron Group
Main activity of the company: Information and communications technology and electronics
Date and place of birth: September 26, 1962, East London
Education: Wits University B Proc (1988); LLB (1992); Mzomhle High School, East London First job: Labourer (spot welder), Mercedes-Benz factory, East London, 1981
Size of first pay packet: R71 a week
First job with present group: Group executive
Career history prior to current position: Attorney, advocate, acting judge
Value of assets under your control: R4,5-billion
Number of people under your leadership: About 200
Management style: Consensus-driven
Personal best achievement: Black Businessperson of the Year (BBQ magazine) 2004
Professional best achievement: Appointment as acting judge
Person who has had the biggest influence on your life: Mother
Person who has had the biggest influence on your career: Judge Kathleen Satchwell
Person who you would most like to meet: Mohammed Ali
Businessperson who has impressed you most: Bill Venter and Marc Lambert
Philosophy of life: People are inherently good
Biggest ever opportunity: Being South African
Biggest ever disappointment: South Africa’s elimination on goal average in the 2002 soccer World Cup
Hope for the future: Jobs, jobs, jobs
Favourite reading: Nonfiction and economic history of South Africa
Favourite TV programme: The Practice
Favourite food/drink: Italian food, Scotch
Favourite music: Local and international jazz
Favourite sport: Soccer, golf
Favourite website: anc.org.za
Hobbies: Golf, music
Pets: A dog
Miscellaneous dislikes: Apathy
Favourite other South African company: Pick ‘n Pay
Favourite foreign company: Deutsche Bank
Married: Mpumi Nxumalo, Director-General of Transport, November 13, 2004
Children: Mncedisi, 23; Sizwe, 16; Letsema, three-and-a-half; Zwekazi, one-and-a-half
Clubs: Country Club Johannesburg, Ambassadors Golf Society
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