Mr Makhathini is driven by the desire to uplift and empower others and supports the higher educational development of black South Africans through various private and corporate initiatives.
He is the current UNIZULU Convocation President and holds a MCom in Business Management and Economics from University of Johannesburg (UJ), an Honours Degree in Economic Geography and B Paed Degree from UNIZULU.
Mr Makhathini previously worked for Accenture, a leading Management Consulting and Information Technology Outsourcing group. During his service he gained extensive experience in business consulting, corporate strategies, stakeholder relations, management of complex IT and business transformation projects.
Mr Makhathini is an ardent fundraiser, able to mobilise resources towards the achievement of set goals. He is respected for his strategic implementations, ability to identify and capitalise on opportunities. As a leader with integrity, he is focused on social responsibility and enhancing relationships through various empowerment programmes for students and communities.