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Cole Davids

Nickname: 'Cole'

Chief Executive Director of Pillar 5 Group


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Cape Town South Africa

Cole Davids is a seasoned and self-propelled entrepreneur, visionary and 360 degree leader.

His belief in inclusive socioeconomic ideals is demonstrated in the varied selection of endeavors he has embarked on in pursuit of those ideals, in the sheer numbers of people whose lives he improves daily, in his principles and his ethics, in his undertakings to contribute towards a better South Africa and the continental transformation towards a developmental agenda.

Cole is the founder of Youth Unplugged and Co-Founder of the Pillar 5 Group whilst serving on the board of a variety of private sector concerns, such as Tehillah Community Collaborative, PJ Safeguard Secure and the Growth-sure Group.

He holds a B.Com degree in Information Systems and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Human and Social Studies) majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

He is currently a part time lecturer at Tsiba University and the National Project Manager for Tehillah Community Collaborative besides being a Consultant to various corporate entities, civil-society organisations and government departments.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, he is an International Motivational Speaker and Life Coach and has delivered keynote addresses at Harvard and Oxford Universities abroad.

Contact details

coledavids@gmail.com


Web presence

Business Address

Buitekant St, Cape Town, South Africa, 7560


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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer | The Pillar 5 Group
Cape Town, South Africa | April 2017 - present

Consulting and Project Management

Executive Life Coaching


Chief Executive Officer | Board | The Growth Sure Group
Cape Town, South Africa | May 2015 - present

ICT and Telecommunications


Non Executive Director | PJ Safegaurd Secure
Cape Town, South Africa | January 2014 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Non-Executive Director | Tehillah Community Collaborative
Cape Town, South Africa | 2012 - present

Social Development and Community Services


Non-Executive Director | Youth Unplugged
Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - present

Consulting and Project Management

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National Project Manager | Tehillah Communty Collaborative
Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - present

Social Development and Community Services


Previous Position(s)

Provincial Student Advisor | ICT | Torque-IT
Cape Town, South Africa | 2011 - 2012

ICT and Telecommunications


Provincial Substance Abuse Programme Manager | Department of Social Development
Cape Town, South Africa | 2009 - 2010

Government, Public Administration and Defence


National Consultant | Youth Unplugged
Cape Town, South Africa | 2009 - 2012

Social Development and Community Services


Peer Group Facilitator | Health | Department of Health
Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - 2009

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Peer Educator | Africa Unite
Cape Town, South Africa | 2007 - 2009

Social Development and Community Services


HIV/Aids facilitator | Education | Department of Education
Cape Town, South Africa | 2007 - 2008

Academia, Education and Training


Technical Support Agent | Technical Support | MWEB
Cape Town, South Africa | 2006 - 2008

ICT and Telecommunications


National Youth Developer | Sports,Arts and Culture | Tehillah Community Collaborative
Cape Town, South Africa | 2000 - 2010

Social Development and Community Services

Educational history

Secondary

Belhar High School, Cape Town, South Africa (2000)

Tertiary

UNISA

Cape Town, South Africa | 2012 - 2013

Bachelor of Arts (Human and Social Studies) Philosophy, Politics and Economics - African Politics

Academy of York

Cape Town, South Africa | 2012 - 2013

Life Coaching - Life Coaching

Academy of York

Cape Town, South Africa | 2012 - 2013

Public Relations - Public Relations

Staffing Direct

Cape Town, South Africa | 2008 - 2008

Project Managment - Project Management

Currently completing POE

Netscope

Cape Town, South Africa | 2005 - 2006

Mastering in Information Technology - Mastering in Information Technology

University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

Cape Town, South Africa | 2001 - 2004

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) - Information Systems

University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

Cape Town, South Africa | 2001 - 2002

Certificate in Business Studies - Business/Managerial Economics

Achievements

Awards

Tutor of the Year | 2003

Award received whilst studying on UWC

Shortlist and nomination

Inyathelo Youth Phelantrophy Award | 2011

Nominated by a few youth organisation

media exposure

Tygerburger | 2010

Launching the Beyond Now Programme

Bushradio | 2007

Introducing my company Youth Unplugged

Goodhope FM | 2010

Introducing my company Youth Unplugged

Voice of the Cape Radio Station | 2007

Hosting variety of shows with Adiela Fortune

SABC 2 | 2008

Was on the panel of experts on the a show called "Drawing the Line"

LoveFm | 2011

Hosting Lovefm Morning Show with Quinton Manuel

CCFM | 2010

Hosting the lunch time show with Quinton Manuel

Competitive Accomplishments

Youth Developer of the month | Kemoja Comepition | 2009

Best Tutor of the year | Information Systems Department | 2003

Best player of the season | Eden Park Cricket Society | 1997

Academic Achievements

Stellenbosch Scholarship in Dentisty | 2000

Received scholarship to study dentistry

Kemoja Phase II completed | 2008

Successfully completed Kemoja Phase II training at Chrysalis Academy in December 2008.

HIV/AIDS Facilitator | 2007

HIV/AIDS Facilitator Course Completed in partnership with Stellenbosch University

Peer Group Educator | 2008

Peer Group Educator Course completed in partnership with Department of Education

Certificate in Business Studies | 2001

Completed Business Studies and achieved merit in all modules

Kemoja Phase I | 2008

Successfully completed Kemoja Phase I training at Chrysalis Academy in November 2008.

Other Achievements

Delegate & Speaker in Nigeria | 2012

Delegate & Speaker at YALDA International Youth Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria

Delegate & Speaker at Oxford University | 2014

Delegate & Speaker at Intercollegiate Model African Union Summit held at Oxford University

Delegate & Speaker at International Ubuntu Education Summit | 2014

Delegate & Speaker at International Ubuntu Education Summit held in Durban

Delegate at Billionaire Roundtable Commonwealth Economic Yearly Summit | 2014

Billionaire Roundtable Commonwealth Economic Yearly Summit held in Nassau Bahamas

Delegate and Speaker at Harvard University | 2015

Delegate & Speaker at Africanism Business Conference at Harvard University , Boston , USA on 29-31 March 2015

Launched Peer Mentorship Programme | 2010

Wrote and recently launched a peer mentorship programme called “BEYOND NOW” in the Western Cape by training up 100 youth leaders and reaching 8000 young people within local communities in areas of Sports and Recreation , Arts and Culture , Education , Health , Life skills and Social Development

Norway Film Study Tour Student | 2010

Was elected to represent South Africa at International Nordic Film Festival in Norway in June 2010

Instrumental at the Provincial Masibambasane Conference | 2006

Played a vital role at the Provincial Masibambasane Conference from WC NACOSA in December 2006 in the field of HIV/AIDS which is now being implemented by Health Department on a Provincial Level.

Established Integrate Strategy Framework | 2007

Contributed to the establishment of Integrated Strategy plan for various Non-Governmental and Faith-Based Organisations focussing on early school drop outs, Substance abuse, HIV/Aids, Teenage pregnancies and Crime Prevention in Tygerberg District.

International Computer Driving License (ICDL) in 2008 | 2008

Received International Computer Driving License (ICDL) in 2008

Activities

Memberships

MSAT

Chairperson, 2009 - 2010







Polsmore Youth Desk

Member of Executive Team, 2012 - present

Social Development

Kemoja Team, 2009 - 2010

Social Directorate in the Premier's Office

Member of the Board, 2010 - 2011

Youth Unplugged

Member of Executive Team, 2010 - present

community

Youth Unplugged

Designer and Implementor, 2012 - present

Designed and developed the “Life After Prison” programme which initiated in January 2012 within the Western Cape.

Torque-IT

Designer and Implementor, 2011 - 2012

Designed and developed the “Life After Matric” Winter School concept plan which initiated in June 2011 within the Western Cape.

LOC

Designer and Implementor, 2010 - present

Wrote and launched project called “The Final Whistle” in the Western Cape using the 2010 Fifa World Cup as Vehicle to transform communities from various traditions, religions, genders and cultures over the World Cup 2010 period.

Youth Unplugged

Substance Abuse Recovery Centre Advisor , 2009 - present

Providing consultation to various Rehabilitation Centre’s around in the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Gauteng in conjunction with the Department of Social Development.

Tehillah Community Collaborative

Youth Developer, 2009 - 2010

Established Extreme Youth After School Program in Tygerberg District in 2009

Tehillah Community Collaborative

Youth Coordinator, 2006 - 2007

Contributed to Establishment of Blue Light “Child Oasis” project in Tygerberg District in 2009

Other Activities

Dancing

Dance Instructor, 2011 - 2012

Amatuer salsa/jazz dancing classes offered to young people in Rehab Centre

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