Liberating family’s one child at a time: Meet the CEO who is committed to helping educate the youth

Liberating family’s one child at a time: Meet the CEO who is committed to helping educate the youth

- Justice Maphosa is the CEO of Big Time Strategic Group and committed to improving the lives of young black South Africans

- Maphosa is famed for providing Emmerson Mnangagwa with a hiding place when he fled Zimbabwe last year

- Maphosa says at any given time he is supporting 15 university students

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Justice Maphosa is the CEO of Big Time Strategic Group and he has committed himself to improving the lives of young black South Africans.

Maphosa says he lives his life by a simple philosophy: “If I can educate one child, I would have liberated an entire household. Maphosa says he has produced countless graduates and boasts that he pays for 15 university students at any given time.

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Maphosa shot to fame last year when he provided shelter for current Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of his dismissal by Robert Mugabe. These events would eventually lead to Mugabe being forced out of office

Briefly.co.za discovered that Maphosa has adopted two schools since becoming a high-powered executive. His employees and associates describe him as compassionate, selfless and driven.

Maphosa said he started making money at a young age and would often hide the money he made from his mom.

During his life, Maphosa has been a gardener, a photographer, an airtime reseller and even owned his own taxi. Maphosa said there was nothing in business which he has not done.

His first big business success came when he started Computer Ink in 1998, the company sold recycled printer cartridges at a fraction of the price of new cartridges.

Big Time Strategic Group has interests in ICT, agriculture, property, insurance, transportation, aviation and energy. Maphosa says the company has recently resolved to invest 90% of its funds in Zimbabwe.

Maphosa revealed that he wants to be remembered as a true African and as someone who did not turn a blind eye to poverty.

READ ALSO: Working your way from the bottom to the top: former packer becomes CEO

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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