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=BRIEF BACKGROUND OF Shadrack Mpho Sipho Sehoto, 'aka' MPHO SEHOTO

Birth Place

I was born at Umlazi in 1972. My mother and father are from eNquthu-KZN and Qwaqwa – FS respectively. I started my primary education at Embonini Primary school and completed at Zwelibanzi High school in Umlazi


I did my tertiary education in KZN, University of Natal, University of Durban Westville and UKZN. I have done over three dozen certificate awarding courses, mainly in business studies, nationally. I also have certification from Informa Telecoms, UK and working on a Diploma from the same institution.

Sports Involvement

From childhood to adulthood, I have always been passionate about sports. I became a Captain of a professional ‘under 12 team’, London Aces. I then moved to Boxing which I stopped due to an injury. I finally did martial arts, Siu-Lam Kung-Fu and Kyokushin-Kai Karate until I was an adult. I established and lead Martial Arts schools both in Umlazi and at the University of Natal respectively.

Political Contribution

In my mid-teenage, I had involvement in some underground activities of the UDF and the African National Congress. I was part of many civil measures aimed at ‘community’ self preservation and protest against the apartheid regime. At University, I participated in various student formation and political activities and existed the University of Natal when I was a labour Officer of the SACP serving with Mdu Mkhonza, Mazibuko Jara, Nkosikhulule Nyembezi, Mike Nqolowa and many others. I am currently a member of SANCO and ANC.

Community Involvement

Humanitarian work has always been and will always be in my heart. I started humanitarian work when I was 20 years old. I have not stopped since. When I exited the University of Natal in 1997, I had been a President of SEED and a vice-President of RAG, both organizations aimed at improving quality of life of the destitute and vulnerable. SEED with skills and RAG with funding. Mr. Thabo Mbeki, then Vice-President, presented me an award for “Best Community Initiative” in 1994. Since 2005, I have been working with mentally Challenged children through Ningizimu Special school, Special Olympics and Mental Disability Association of South Africa.

Lifetime Supporter of People Disabilities

Academic Contribution

Over and above the interests listed above, I have also involved myself in Reseach in the area of the South African indigeneous Knowledge Sytem. The reseach isongoing. So far, a book on Traditionaal Health Care Guide: The case of AbbaNgini has been published by the University o f Toronto in 2012. A series of publications in the subject are still on the pipeline.

Business Involvement

In addition to being a Researcher, an Academic, a Community Activist MPHO SEHOTO is a founding member of Wayaless Network Solution, a Telecommunications company based in KwaZulu-Natal. He has previously worked as a start-up Business Consultant.

Leadership positions

  1. Chairperson of SmartXchange SMME Committee
  2. Executive Member of Black IT Forum
  3. Board Member of KZN ICTe Cluster
  4. SMME Committee Member of Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  5. Enablis KZN Chapter, ICTe Steering Committee member


    • Computer Hardware
    • Start-up Business Planning
    • Organisational development
    • Academic Writing
    • Fundraising
    • Training

Reference Links

  1. Wayaless Network Solutions
  3. Sekgoto Business Enterprises
  4. Smartxchange Technology Hub
  5. University of KwaZulu-Natal
  6. Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  7. Enablisn Entrepreneurial Network
  8. KwaZulu-Natal ICTe Cluster
  9. Informa Telecoms and Media