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Khathu Mashau

Manging Director, KNM Consulting


Born in makhado South Africa

An Entrepreneur, Rainmaker, making a difference in my life and those of others. Love God, Love Myself and love My Neighbour . . .Trust in God

Contact details

khathu@knmconsulting.co.za

M: +27 71 792 7382


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Current Position(s)

Manging Director | KNM Consulting
Polokwane, South Africa | 1999 - present

Consulting and Project Management

Professional Services General (Consulting Services)
Enterprise Development & Support
Planning, Strategy Development & Facilitation
Management Development
International Business Linkages
BBEEE Compliance


Previous Position(s)

Chief Executive | U-Move International
2010 - 2011

Transportation and Logistics

Car Rental
Fleet Management
Trucking
Warehousing
Freight Logistics


National Project Director | Bridging the Gap Education Foundation
2010 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

Corporate Social Development Project for NBC.
The Project seeks to encourage students to have a vision and drive to complete their studies, link the Bursaries and expose them through learnerships


Regional Director - SADC | NEEEV International
2009 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Strategic Investment Projects Development
Venture Capital Mobilization
Investment Facilitation


Economic Advisor to the Executive Mayor | Mbombela Local Municipality
2008 - 2010

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Economic Advisory
Economic Strategic Planning
Project Management
International twinning partnerships


Managing Director | U-Move Logistics
Polokwane, South Africa | 2006 - 2011

Transportation and Logistics

Road Logistics
Logistics Planning & Project Management
Fleet Management
Car Rental


Managing Director | U-Move Logistics
Polokwane, South Africa | 2006 - 2011

Transportation and Logistics

Road Logistics
Logistics Planning & Project Management
Fleet Management
Car Rental


Managing Director | U-Move Logistics
2006 - 2011

Transportation and Logistics

Car Rental
Fleet Management
Logistics Management


Service Provider | National Productivity Institute
2005 - 2008

Consulting and Project Management

Development of Turnaround strategies to companies employing 50 or more, with an emphasis on substance and creation of jobs. This is funded by the department of Labour and managed by the NPI. The social plan programmes focuses on developing turnaround strategies to companies that are either under stress threat to close or retrench employees in quest to steer them from closing down and shedding jobs. These are provided by specialist in all business aspects.

Roles: Identify companies that need assistance and conduct a thorough company diagnostics. Identify and or capacitate specialists to provide services based on the diagnostics. Facilitate the establishment of workgroups to jointly solve and implement the recommended solution. Quality management on the services provided. Compilation of success stories to be published in national print media. Project & Budget Management. Network and linkages creation for assisted projects.

Expertise: Strategic Alliance Management, Project Planning & management, Diagnostics of business, Theory of Constraints & Implementation facilitation.

Selected Achievements: Mastering business diagnostics methods and
designing of assessment instruments
Organize and facilitate business linkages and networking sessions through seminars and lunch sessions
Wide network of Smme development specialists in the entire South Africa


Service Provider | National Manufacturing Advisory Council
2004 - 2008

Consulting and Project Management

SMME Business Evaluation, Appraisal and development of projects to be supported by the Shintsha Furniture Project which is funded by the National Skills Fund under the Department of Labour

Roles: Conduct intensive business survey on their internal status quo in relation to, Marketing, Financial Management, Quality management Systems, Human Resource Management, Production Management and Customer Management. Build Capacity of BDS Service Providers to assess and provide quality business development Services to identified SMMEs. Management of 15 in 5 Provinces with a budget above R2.5million.
Management of quality Training to SMMEs by accredited service providers. Control the budget and administration and over all management. Create linkages between SMMEs and local relevant institutions like SMME support agencies, Financial Institutions, Municipal LED divisions, suppliers and landlords or property owners

Expertise: Business Development understanding, Smme Projects management, Assessment and Evaluation Skills. Projects Appraisal skills. Economic Dynamics understanding, Networking and business linkages skills, Project Finance management

Selected Achievements: Assisted 323 Smme which was beyond the 200 target and within budget,
Management of multi disciplinary Smme development specialist service providers. Developed BDS templates that assisted Smme to secure loans like Business Plans, Marketing Plan & Strategy, and Business Assessment instruments. Secured loans and projects for SMMEs worth over a million as at 2005 March


Service Provider | Umsobomvu Youth Fund
2004 - 2007

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Provision of General Business Development to youth SMMEs

Roles: Provide Marketing, Financial Management, Quality management Systems, Human Resource Management, Production Management and Customer Management and business Process Re-engineering in the sectors of Manufacturing, Tourism and Construction. Create linkages between SMMEs and local relevant institutions like SMME support agencies, Financial Institutions, Municipal LED divisions, suppliers and landlords or property owners

Expertise: consultation processes; Research, industry understanding and Local Micro economics
Manufacturing Business Development understanding

Selected Achievements: Successfully assisted over 30 companies which are all still operational to date. Been given approval on the quality of the business plans produced based on success rate, information flow, consistency and realistic


Provincial Coordinator | Proudly South African
2004 - 2007

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Marketing of the campaign. Presentation to new members in all spheres of Civil Society.
Evalation and customer rentention services
Advocacy for members interests


Consultant | Tshwane Metro council
2004 - 2005

Consulting and Project Management

Blueprint Limpopo

Roles: Establishment and running of the Limpopo branch.

Expertise: Consulting in the corporate and government sectors; 1999 Project - Socio Demographics survey

Roles: Sub-contracted to conduct a socio-demographic survey for the Greater Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Our role was to compile the state of SMME both formal & informal & their impact on the local economy

Expertise: Primary research management and analysis. Management and co-ordination of research teams and database development.

Selected Achievements: Managing a team of 25 people within budget and on target;
Capturing and analyzing of demographic data
Integration of primary Smme sector analysis into the main research and establishing its relevance
Presentation of Final report to Municipal council in collaboration with the project management


Consultant | National Development Agency
2003 - 2004

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Business Evaluation, Appraisal and development of projects to be funded by the NDA in the social, Economic, Poverty alleviation and food security sectors.

Roles: Conduct intensive business survey on their situation, internal & external success factors. Analyses the Business primary feasibility and its actual needs if feasible. Appraise the businesses or Projects using cost-benefit analysis method. Provide NDA with a final report on whether they should fund or not.

Expertise: Business Development understanding, Local Situation analytical skills, Assessment and Evaluation Skills. Projects Appraisal skills. Economic Dynamics understanding

Selected Achievements: Appraisal of 80 SMME and Projects in Limpopo
Management of 8 specialist service providers in different sectors
Over 60 businesses out of the total appraised are still existent creating jobs and alleviating poverty in Limpopo


Service Provider | United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
2003 - 2004

Government, Public Administration and Defence

The DTI (Department of Trade & Industry)

Development of Natural Resource Development Strategy with specific focus on Limpopo Marula Products

Roles: Conduct Natural Resources Value Addition Status Quo;
Analyze Data, Stakeholders Consultation & Integration of common activities.
Cluster Management team Establishment, Cluster Management,
Smme participation Programme Development.
Establishment of community cooperatives and integration into cluster

Expertise: Stakeholder Management and facilitation of consultation processes; Research, Agro processing understanding,
National manufacturing Investment incentives understanding,
Manufacturing Business Development & understanding

Selected Achievements: Developing a Marula cluster that was eventually adopted as a priority project in the Provincial PGDS under the forestry cluster.
Successfully mapping a generic Natural Resource Value chain.
Rolling out two similar cluster in 2 districts of Limpopo
Developed a strategy that effectively informed UNIDO & DTI to include cooperatives as a viable ownership and management mechanism to natural resource value addition projects


Project Manager | Landela Safaris Pvt Ltd
2003 - 2003

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Investment & Business Development Facilitation

Roles: Facilitation of an inward Investment & Business Establishment including implementation consulting and Project management

Expertise: Public, Private and Community stakeholder engagement processes;
Investment Policy Research and
Incentives access proficiency.
Business Establishment & Development

Selected Achievements: Establishment of the South African office of one of the leading tourism groups in the SADC Region
Create a link between tourist Destinations in Zimbabwe, Botswana South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique


Project Executive | Trade & Investment Limpopo
2003 - 2004

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Mobilising and facilitation of a syringe manufacturing factory in Limpopo from an Investor in Hong Kong (Joongbo)

Roles: Negotiations for the proposed investment to be situated in Limpopo. Represent local investors (group of 12 local Medical doctors) in meetings. Development of ideal incentives with municipality, provincial government and utility companies in Limpopo

Expertise: stakeholder Management and facilitation of engagement processes; National manufacturing Investment incentives understanding, Business Development understanding

Selected Achievements: Conducting a thorough Investment due diligence that informs the local investor on the feasibility of the investment


consultant | Africa Strategic Research Corporation
2000 - 2002

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Assessment of SMME opportunities in the DRC

Roles: KNM Consulting was sub-contracted to conduct a socio-demographic survey for the Greater Metropolitan Municipality. Our role was to compile the state of SMME both formal & informal & their impact on the local economy, New business development and Database Development

Expertise: Database design and development.
Assessments, Evaluation & Appraisal
Project Management
SMME interaction & Understanding
Understanding of local Socio-economic dynamics

Selected Achievements: Collection and analysis of primary & Secondary SMME economic data
Participatory design and development of effective Smme integration into the reconstruction and development programmes of the DRC
Design and on site implementation of an SMME network
Socio-economic research report profiling SMME in the engineering & construction sectors status quo in the DRC


Sevice Provider | Limpopo Province Legislature
2000 - 2001

Consulting and Project Management

a study for thorough analysis on the understanding of communities about the duties and importance of the Provincial legislature.

Roles: Conduct Provincial awareness campaign feasibility for the Limpopo Province Legislature, Planning, Design and Implementation of the Project; Project management including client, stakeholder, NGO and Governmental liaison, budget management and
management of specialists and sub contractors

Expertise: Strategic Alliance Management, Project Planning & management, Questionnaire Design

Selected Achievements: Produced am informative feasibility report that was useful in basing decisions and budget consideration
Designed and developed a questionnaire that was later adopted and modified as an Impact assessment tool for the Legislature of Limpopo
Liaise with over 95% of the identified stakeholders with commitments to collaborate which has since become useful in the legislature outreach campaigns
Develop a generic outreach campaign the legislature and all relevant instrument for impact assessment and feedback or comments



Sales Rep | SKF South Africa (Automotive Manufacturing Company)
1998 - 2000

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Roles: Technical Sales and after care services, Branch Sales manger responsible for mining business development and sustenance. Provide mining client with technical assistance and best practise and conduct in bearing quality management

Expertise: Business Management, Customer Liaison, Quality Management and product development Consulting for private engineering companies and government mechanical divisions.

Educational history

Secondary

Thohoyandou Technical High, Thohoyandou, South Africa (1996)

Tertiary

York St John University

York, United Kingdom | 2012 - 2013

Master in leading innovation & Change - Innovation

Universitetet i Oslo (UiO)

2001 - 2003

Masters in Investments - Development Economics & Invetsments

University of the Witwatersrand

1997 - 1998

Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

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