MEN OF WORTH
ATHABILE JOJO – HEADBOY OF SCHOOL AND BLACKMORE 2003
Today at DHS, we opened the ATHABILE JOJO COMMON ROOM in Blackmore House. The Ceremony was attended by family and friends of Athabile who have played a big part in his life.
Athabile Jojo attended Kokstad Junior School and in 1998 he was Headboy and played for KwaZulu Natal Craven Week U13A. In 1999 he enrolled at DHS.
In 2001 Athabile played in the 1st XV and went onto play 56 games for the 1st XV. During this time, he represented SA u16 Nike All Start team as well as playing for the KwaZulu Natal Craven Week U18A.
In 2003 he was appointed Headboy of both the School and Blackmore, making his the first Black African to so, a legacy which will ever be entrenched DHS.
After School Athabile attended Varsity College and studied Business Administration and in 2005 was elected Chairman of the Student Representative Council.
Jojo is the CEO of Diversity Empowerment. He leads a team that provides turnkey transformation and broad-based black economic empowerment solutions to South African businesses with a specific focus on Skills Development,. He has a passion for facilitating relationships between businesses, social enterprises, and communities with the aim of empowering previously disadvantaged people and people living with disabilities.
Jojo’s career commenced in 2005 at Avis, as an intern. In 2006 he was hired as a trainee manager and in 2007 he was appointed as the operations manager in East London Eastern Cape for eight years.
From there, he branched into entrepreneurship and purchased a Fish and Chips takeaway business as well as a Plant Hire Business. During this time, he was appointed Deputy President of the Youth Chamber of Commerce in the Eastern Cape. Jojo also served Execentris as an executive director in 2016 for a short stint before coming on as a co-owner to Diversity B-BBEE in the same year. Then later renamed Diversity Empowerment when he became the sole owner. Jojo also is also an Owner of Talent Development Institute and Soscall24. He is a also a board member for Envirofin Aquaculture.