This week our featured entrepreneur is Thabiso Mofokeng. He is the Construction Manager at Bareng Batho Transport and Civil Construction.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am responsible for Marketing and Sales for Bareng Batho. I have a Diploma in Transport Logistics and Management from UJ University, which I obtained in 1996.
Based on his experience in the transport industry, Thabiso decided to start the company. They completed a couple of projects in civil construction in the past years. Examples include road construction, renovation of buildings and among other things doing concrete channel at Fraser Alexander Construction.
The company gained experience in Civil works, through the supply of horticultural materials, transport and renovation. Our unique value proposition is that we ensure we meet client expectations and within budget.
What book has most influenced you and why?
The most influential book I have read is Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This book advocates the importance of financial literacy, financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets.
Who has influenced you the most and why?
The person that has influenced me the most is my mom. Although my mother was uneducated, she was able to raise nine children and get them through school. She would always say, “it always seems impossible until it is done“. My motto is to believe that all is possible in life.
Who is your favourite sports star, and why?
My favourite sport star is Jomo Sono the owner of Jomo Cosmos Football Club. Jomo believes that even when you miss an opportunity to score a goal, you keep trying because you cannot let the team down.
What three apps would you use on an island?
Staying connected with people is important, probably the best apps to have would beWhatsApp, Facebook and LinkedIn to make sure I stay in touch.
If you would like to find out more, or get in touch with Thabiso: http://barengbatho.co.za/index.html