Maboe Maphaka, qualified Engineer and seasoned business professional is no stranger to the Electricity Distribution Industry. With an extensive background of over two decades in the industry, Maphaka had set himself up as a guru in the space, before resigning from a long-term career at Eskom to take the leap into entrepreneurship; “After working for Eskom for a long time, I identified a need within the municipalities, where these municipalities were unable to pay Eskom and other utility service providers due to their inability to effectively collect revenue and manage losses.”

“This led me to establish my own business with the primary objective of assisting municipalities with their Revenue Assurance, Losses Management, Infrastructure development challenges in the Energy and Water space.”

I concluded that for South Africa to win the service delivery battle, especially on energy and water, municipalities will have to be properly capacitated and/or assisted.

From this, Maphaka’s brainchild, MCS Holdings came about in 2012, and began trading in 2016. Today, MCS Holdings is a 100% black-owned level 1 BBBEE contributor Consulting and Infrastructure Development Company, with head offices in Bryanston, Johannesburg. To date, the company has been contracted to develop a Revenue Enhancement Strategy for one Metropolitan municipality, and have also been appointed to programme manage a Smart Metering and Revenue Enhancement project for a mid-size municipality. The company is also assisting a few municipalities on tariff modeling and cost of supply studies. On the Systems Documentation and Training front, the company has a number of clients across the various sectors, including financial, retail, resources and public, offering training development and delivery and end user support.

“I first heard about the Accenture ESD programme through some friends I have that work there,” says Maphaka “In my time, I have learned a great deal from the personal mastery sessions and the personality type assessment. From a company perspective, I benefited from the immersive entrepreneurship session.”

On his mentor, Maphaka states; “My mentor sessions have been very useful, as together we have garnered an even more acute understanding of my business and have identified my blind-spots, and have started workshopping strategies together to close the identified gaps.”

Together my mentor and I have garnered an even more acute understanding of my business.

About the Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme

The ESD programme aims to increase the participation of black-owned SMEs. The programme provides guidance in business development, implementation of growth opportunities and creating long term value for businesses. To learn about the enterprise supplier development programme (ESD) and to meet other beneficiaries of the programme, read more.

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