R/€ = 14.49
R/$ = 10.50
Au 1294.90 $/oz
Pt 1407.50 $/oz
Apr 29, 2005
Johannesburg|London|Altron Group|Deutsche Bank|Education|South Africa|Mercedes-Benz Factory|Communications Technology|Electronics|Food|Food/drink|Present Group|Transport|Mzomhle High School|Bill Venter|Career|Christopher Mpofu|Kathleen Satchwell|Labourer|Marc Lambert|Mncedisi|Mohammed Ali|Mpumi Nxumalo|Person|Sizwe|Venter Lambert|The Year (BBQ Magazine|World Cup|Communications Technology
© 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
Edited by: Martin Creamer© Reuse this Comment Guidelines
Other Business Leader News
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2014: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2014 report provides an overview of the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon steel and stainless...
Projects in Progress 2014 - First Edition (PDF Report)
This publication contains insight into progress at the delayed Medupi and Kusile coal-fired projects, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo respectively, as well as at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme, which is under construction on the border between the Free State and...
Automotive 2014: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
The report provides insight into the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local construction demand, geographic diversification, competition within the sector, corporate activity, skills, safety, environmental considerations and the challenges...
Construction 2014: A review of South Africa's construction sector (PDF Report)
Construction data released during 2013 hints at a halt to the decline in the industry during the last few years, with some commentators averring that the industry could be poised for recovery. However, others have urged caution, noting that the prospects for a...
Electricity 2014: A Review of South Africa's Electricity Sector (PDF Report)
This report provides an overview of the state of electricity generation and transmission in South Africa and examines electricity planning, investment in generation capacity, electricity tariffs, the role of independent power producers and demand-focused initiatives,...
Defence 2013: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2013 Defence Report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key players in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the defence sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial...
This Week's Magazine
The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL) of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University is strongly reaffirming its position as one of South Africa’s leading centres for satellite technology and expertise. It is currently...
The world’s lowest-cost diesel-electric locomotive is not made in China, but in Pretoria, at RRL Grindrod Locomotives’ newly upgraded 30 000 m2 plant. The company’s locomotive pricing is “more competitive than any other original-equipment manufacturer (OEM)...
The South African Defence Review 2012, released to the public at the end of last month (despite the year given in its title) recommends the creation of the post of Chief Defence Scientist. This official would be responsible for the management of defence technology...
AltX-listed engineering technology company Ansys has been awarded an R188-million contract by Transnet to supply integrated dashboard display systems to the freight rail utility’s locomotives. Black-owned and controlled Ansys developed the bespoke integrated system...
South Africa’s sole nuclear power station Koeberg, which is located in the Western Cape, breached a major operations milestone on April 4, which marked the thirtieth anniversary of Unit 1 having been connected to the grid. Eskom, which operates the two-unit plant,...