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When talent meets mentoring

Speaking a language of innovation


Adam Simango, who now runs his own construction business called the A Holdings (Pty) Ltd, was born and bred in Islington Village in the Bushbuckridge area of Mpumalanga. He is the number 8th child born to Mr and Mrs Simango.

Adam started his primary education at Khokhovela higher primary school and finished his secondary level at Mhlangane high school. Simango, better known as Adam Blinko to those very close to him, went on to further his studies where he managed to obtain a Diploma in Computer Engineering at the ABC College in 2008.

Simango is married to Tiyisela Shirinda (see image below) and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter named Nhlamulo.

From 2009 to 2018, Simango worked for a number of companies including Schindler as an assistant elevator technician, and LegalWise as a data-capturer. In 2014 he went on to work at Sibanye gold mine where he was a general worker and he managed to get promoted to be a Rock Drill Operator.

While working in all these companies, I always wanted to have my own company. So every time I was at work I felt like I was wasting my time and closing a space for someone who’s in need of a job.

Simango says the issue of starting a company and the passion for the construction work he has been doing now, started when he was still doing standard 6 (grade 8).

Mr AA Zwane, his former technology teacher, spotted Simango’s talent, gift and ability to do the things he did. Every time Mr Zwane gave students a project to do, Simango always came out at the top of everyone. Mr Zwane, who had a construction company of his own, then asked Adam’s father if he could train him.

There was an agreement between Mr Zwane and my father and from then on I started to live in Mr Zwane’s house from the age of 13.

Mr Zwane played the role of father and mentor to Adam Simango

Zwane trained Adam in everything that he knew, from construction, working with cars as a motor mechanic and panel beating, carpentry, and welding, to playing musical instruments such as guitar and piano. Besides being a trainer, Mr Zwane also played the role of father since the young Simango was living in his house. He played the role of a father at home, pastor at church, teacher at school, and Adam’s boss at work. Mr Zwane has therefore been Adam’s mentor in almost every aspect of life.

The A Holdings Pty Ltd. ‘Your satisfaction is our pride’. Click on the image for more.
The A Holdings Pty (Ltd). Changing waste material into something valuable.

Simango says he started putting the knowledge he gained from Mr Zwane in 2012 when he left his job.

Everything went well, though financially it was very hard. I realised I had to go back and look for a job.

Nonetheless in 2020 Simango registered his own company The A Holdings Pty Ltd, to be able to comply with all the regulations and laws governing companies.


The A Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Click on advert or call Adam Simango at 071 309 8195.

The A Holdings Pty Ltd is an innovative company that can change waste material into something valuable. Its slogan says: your satisfaction is our pride. The company is available to render services nationwide, and to give its clients the best service. Give them a call at 071 309 8195 for a quote.

Brass stand made from old geyser, courtesy of the A Holdings Pty Ltd.

The A Holdings (Pty) Ltd can also be accessed at the following physical address:

32 Briggs Street

Stand for self service sanitizer, by the A Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

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