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Kalushi Mkhonto

Founder and COO TMKAY Properties, Umkhonto Farming

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Polokwane South Africa

Kalushi Mkhonto is a serial entrepreneur who is the founder and COO of TMKAY Properties, Umkhonto Couriers, and uMkhonto Farming and Logistics. He is also the president of the NGO group: Knowledge of Self Project (KOSP) which he founded in 2015 aimed at empowering young black people in South Africa in an attempt to strengthen their academic, entrepreneurial, and social position in the world through innovative, practical means. He is a certified ESL educator with an extensive record and knowledge; and a former part-time trainer in Muscat, Oman.
He serves as the operations, finance, and projects manager in all three entrepreneurial start-ups and also handles the general day-to-day running of each.
He is also a speaker with an interest in agriculture, property development, logistics, and entrepreneurship at the hands of young black people as a driver of economic independence and empowerment of Africans.
In his academic sphere, he is a full-time student at UNISA, studying towards a baccalaureus in Education and he is also a Master's Degree candidate, studying with the prestigious Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) towards a Master's in Business Administration.

Contact details

M: +96879097350

Web presence

Business Address

Bosloerie St, Midrand, South Africa, 1688

Professional Portfolios

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TMKAY Properties Phase 2 Development

in Financial Officer, and Project Manager

Financial Officer, and Project Manager

in TMKAY Properties Phase 1

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Founder | Operations and Management | Umkhonto Farming and Logistics
Polokwane, South Africa | June 2017 - present

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Umkhonto Farming and Logistics is a 32 Hectare farm located in Limpopo which is launching for business in the second half of 2017.
This farm was bought in 2016 and will serve to accommodate green produce farming, poultry, livestock, and food processing for domestic consumption distribution . I am currently responsible for all the legal preparations as well as its operations, and financial preparations leading to its launch and operation. It will feature a very innovative and unique element which will be new to agriculture and this will serve the function of also highlighting the potential of Africa's agribusiness.

Launching second part of 2017.

Founder, COO | Operations and Finance | tMKAY Properties
Midrand, South Africa | 2015 - present

Property and Real Estate

tMkay Properties is a real estate and construction business which builds and then lets out accommodation units to fulfill a variety of needs of the customers depending on the location. The business currently has six properties located in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Limpopo (South Africa), all totaling 16 dwellings (Student accommodation, middle-income earners, to tourist housing) made to meet the needs of the customers.
The company was founded in 2015 and currently employs one landlord , part-time contractors during construction periods, and part-time general workers who also serve as maintenance.

President | Operations | KOSP
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2015 - present

Social Development and Community Services

The 'Knowledge Of Self Project' abbreviated as: KOSP was founded on March 2015 and aims to restore a sense of confidence among black South African youth through historical references, entrepreneurship empowerment and awareness, agricultural and social initiatives. This is done in an attempt to strengthen their academic, entrepreneurial, and social position in the world through innovative, practical means and platforms. KOSP acts as a catalyst in the assistance of the realization of black people’s true potential and awareness of the confidence in themselves;; and then, empower them with this rediscovered concept of self to establish Businesses, Commercial and Private Farms, Practical Educational Facilities and Institutions, Media Groups and Logistics- contributions to the entrepreneurial, agricultural and industrial development of Africa; realizing the concept of an independent, self-reliant, self-sustainable and dominant people. In this sphere, I serve as the organisation's president, entrepreneurship mentor, and educator on the socio-economic realities of Africa and what the youth can do to improve it.

Director of Operations | Operations | tMKAY Properties
Johannesburg, South Africa | May 2015 - present

Property and Real Estate

As founder of the start-up, I currently handle the operational functions of TMKAY Properties and this involves implementing and overseeing all financial, project, and operational functions of all property investments. Since TMKAY Properties is a start-up, I handle all aspects of the business in order to insure operational efficiency.

Previous Position(s)

Digital Marketing Consultant | MGi Modern Gulf Institute
Muscat, Oman | 2015 - 2016

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Currently designing video promotions, interacting with consumers and potential clients and marketing the services and products of the institution to the public.

Part-Time Lecturer | MGi Modern Gulf Institute
Muscat, Oman | 2014 - 2017

Academia, Education and Training

As part of my duties at Modern Gulf Institute entail devising stimulating lessons using IT, course books and my own materials, setting tests and planning course material as well as assessing and moderating tests.

Founder, Station Manager and Host | Gutech On Campus Radio
Muscat, Oman | 2014 - May 2016

Social Development and Community Services

G.O.C.R, which stands for GUtech On Campus Radio, is an on-campus, 24/7 live broadcast radio station launched on Tuesday 18 November and reports the latest news, concerning the university's academic, sport and social affiliations and as well as general news in the Oman region. It is located at the main University building (GUtech in Oman, Mabela).

Educational history


Rhodesfiled Technical High School, Kempton Park, South Africa (2013)



Pretoria, South Africa | 2015 - present

BEd - Senior & FET Phase

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, UK

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 2015 - present

Masters of Business Administration - HR & Marketing


Muscat, Oman | 2014 - 2014

CELTA - English Teaching to Adults

American TESOL Institute

Bangkok, Thailand | 2014 - 2015

Advanced Diploma (BETT) - Business English Teacher Training



Community Development (German University of Technology) | 2015

For innovative contribution to community development and research

media exposure

Alex News | 2015

Other Achievements

Guest Speaker at FOREST (How to motivate Young Students in Oman) | 2014



Cambridge English Teacher

Member, 2014 - present


Knowledge of Self Project

President, COO, 2015 - present

As part of fulfilling the mission and vision of KOSP as a mobilized organization, Kaushi's roles are to Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
• Ensure team members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
• Set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.
• Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
• Liaise with the Marketing Director to plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget
• Ensure that KOSP is adhering to the strategic plan, delivering status reports to the board.
• Provide analytical support to KOSP’s internal management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
• Maintain continuous lines of communication
• Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action

Other Activities


DJ, 2015 - present

DJ for South African Embassy and South African Social Groups in Oman


South African Embassy in Oman

""Your generous contribution went a long way to making this valuable project a resounding success"" - 2015

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