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Get to know Malusi Mthuli


February 24, 2022


Get to know more about our President Malusi Mthuli in the Business Leader section of Engineering News:

Full Name: Malusi Phola Lusanda Mthuli

Position: President of the South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV) and provincial head of FNB Commercial Property Finance in KwaZulu-Natal

Main Activity of the Company: The SAIV, founded in 1909, is the national society of professional real estate valuers. It is dedicated to serving, advancing and protecting the valuation profession.

Date and Place of Birth: December 1, 1981

Education: MBA, PDBA, BCom (Hon) (Property Valuations and Management), National Diploma in Real Estate

First Job: Candidate valuer at eThekwini Municipality

Career History Prior to Current Position: Member of the SAIV national executive committee, chairperson of the SAIV Northern Branch, deputy chairperson of the SAIV Northern Branch, member of the SAIV Northern Branch

Size of First Pay Packet: Not stated

First Job with Present Group: Member of the SAIV Northern Branch

Number of People under Your Leadership: The SAIV has 1 100 members, who represent more than half the registered valuers in South Africa

Management Style: Transformational and participative leadership style

Personal Best Achievement: KwaZulu-Natal provincial colours in basketball

Professional Best Achievement: Being awarded the 2006 CB Richard Ellis Trophy for the highest marks achieved for Property Valuations III in KwaZulu‑Natal

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My wife, Mpume

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Colin Franks and Anthony Church

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Pitso Mosimane

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Aliko Dangote

Philosophy of Life: Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win – Winston Churchill, Jonathan Kozol

Biggest Ever Opportunity: When I was appointed to lead a valuations team at Investec

Biggest Ever Disappointment: When I missed an opportunity to become a South African Airways pilot at the last hurdle

Hope for the Future: That the local municipal structure is driven by professionals rather than political affiliation and that most of South Africa’s youth look to self-create jobs (entrepreneurship) instead of hoping for government to provide solutions.

Favourite Reading: Not stated

Favourite TV Programme: Not stated

Favourite Food/Drink: Not stated

Favourite Music: South African R&B and soul

Favourite Sport: Football

Favourite Website: Lightstone Property

Hobbies: Golf

Car: Toyota

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Not stated

Favourite Other South African Company: Mazi Capital

Favourite Foreign Company: The Boring Company

Married: To Nompumelelo (Mpume), since May 23, 2009

Children: Zisanda, 13; Anathi, 11; Misokuhle, 5

Clubs: None

This article was originally posted in the Business Leaders section on Engineering News