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Zibusiso Gumede


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Zibusiso Gumede

Entrepreneur, Strategist, Technologist, Leader

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Estcourt South Africa

Mr Gumede has about 15 years of varied work experience spanning a number of sectors and industries including manufacturing, mining, financial markets, consulting, solar energy, and the academia, and have been mostly doing scientific research and development project management. A physicist by training, his experience include weather and earthquake studies, nutrition management and high-temperature superconductivity; he is is also a keen community leader, seeking to directly contribute to the development of this country. Mr Gumede is a member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa as well as South African Institute of Physics.

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Current Position(s)

Director | Luso Grill
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2013 - present

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Director | Solar Energy - Research | Luso Technologies
Johannesburg, South Africa | August 2007 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Previous Position(s)

Programme Coordinator | Geosciences | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2008 - August 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Online Share Trader | Standard Financial Markets
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2007 - March 2008

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Research Scientist | Mining Research - Technology | De Beers Group Services
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - 2006

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Research Officer | De Beers Industrial Diamonds
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 1999 - August 2001

Manufacturing and Industrial

Educational history


Falesizwe S.S.S., Frankfort, South Africa (1989)
Pholela High School, Bulwer, South Africa (1988)


University of Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2006

Geophysics Honours: Non-Degree Purposes - Potential Field, Electrical, & Seismic Methods

University of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa | 2002 - 2002

Advanced Mathematical Methods - Vector Analysis, Group Theory, Residues, Non-Linear Methods

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1996 - 1998

MSc - Physics - Computational & Condensed Matter Physics, Monte Carlo Methods

University of Kwa Zulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1995 - 1995

Honours - Physics

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1994 - 1994

Higher Diploma in Education (HDE) - Maths and Physical Science Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1990 - 1994

BSc - Physics, Applied Physics, Soil Physics



Best Afrikaans Poem in the Youth School Competition | 1986

media exposure

ScieDev.Net | 2011

"The African crust and mantle are amongst the least studied in the world," said Zibusiso Gumede, a geophysics researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, who is responsible for installing and maintaining the AfricaArray seismic stations.

Academic Achievements

Other Achievements

SRC - General Secretary (Pholela High School) | 1988



Institute of Directors Southern Africa

Ordinary Member, January 2014 - present

South African Institute of Physics (SAIP)

Ordinary Member, April 2004 - present

This organisation promotes study and research in physics and related subjects, and encourages applications thereof, as well as Entrepreneurship


Casual Proof Reader

"Superb editorial and proof reading ability" - 2013

Early Career Internal Publications ( Element Six)

"Good report writing skills" - 1999

PhD Proposal (Wits University)

"Exceptional comprehensive skills" - 2012

Numerous Confidential High-Level Internal Publications (Dee Beers)

"Excellent piece of work" - 2002

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