Founder, Mobility Centre for Africa and Mzansi Aerospace Technologies
Victor is the Founder of Mzansi Aerospace Technologies, a start-up entity that is focused on training, advisory and technology in the field of unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Victor is also the founder of Mobility Centre for Africa, a non-profit company that is dedicated to advocating for and researching smarter mobility solutions.
Having worked on some transportation and aviation-related projects like the Ekurhuleni and Durban aerotropolis projects, Victor believes that building efficiencies in global travel requires improvements of the first and last mile of air travel. In 2016 Victor partnered with the University of KZN and KZN Government to establish the Aerotropolis Institute Africa to develop the next generation of aerotropolis experts in the continent.
Victor is passionate about digital transformation (popularly referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution) of key industries like the aviation and transportation. When Victor founded Mzansi, he thought the industry was only about aviation. Little did he realise that drone technology is in just about every major sector of the economy, which includes agriculture, mining, construction, security, etc. Victor serves as a co-convener of R & D Workstream of the ICASA’s 5G Forum, which is tasked with harnessing the IoT opportunities that this technology promises. Victor is also an executive committee member of the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA), an industry body that is working with the SACAA and government to develop and promote the adoption of drone technology.
Victor studied B Comm at Wits, a Post-graduate Diploma in Management at UKZN and is has just finished his MBA studies at Wits Business School. As part of this MBA, Victor wrote his research article on the Effect of Shared Mobility on Private Car Ownership in South Africa.