ENTREPRENEUR

Mr Mdwaba worked in the Music Industry, first as a lawyer, setting up one of the first entertainment practices in the country, certainly the first one by a black practitioner, winning amongst others, cases for the likes of Lebo Mathosa of Boom Shaka and at some stage ran the music industry, and had to reshape it – from the collection of audio-visual royalties from television stations, structuring agreements with the broadcasting environment, restructuring what is today known as the MTN SAMAs, and many other related matters, running a Music company and released Kabelo’s first solo album-Pantsula for Life and negotiated for the first Craig David album to reach our shores beating many major record companies in the process, such as Sony, EMI and others.

He also worked in the Hotel Industry at the highest level as the legal adviser for all the hotels, and other properties in the Group he worked for, then worked in the ICT sector and ended up building the largest training solutions provider for networking engineers, incorporating other technologies later, in the Sub-Saharan Continent, with clients in 27 countries. He was then nominated and won Businessman of the Year at an Event run by Topco Media in 2009 and also won the BBQ Awards in the same year.

Mr Mdwaba was the Group Chairman & CEO of Torque IT, South Africa. Under his leadership Torque IT won numerous business awards annually, including “Cisco Partner of the Year” for 7 years in a row.