Mr. Mlayedwa July Msiza, President of SANTACO and Provincial Chairperson of SANTACO in Mpumalanga, is an accomplished entrepreneur whose roots are in Avontuur where he was born into a family of ten siblings to farm labourers, Mr. and Mrs. Zakhele Jacob Msiza. The family later moved to Dennilton where he had the privilege of being the first of the siblings to attend school. Typically, he came
to Pretoria in 1976 where he was employed in the Construction industry for two years, a skill he has not lost to-date. In 1979 he joined the taxi industry as a driver employed by his elder brother. The afore-mentioned brother would later, in 1981, be instrumental in Mr. Msiza’s acquisition of his first Certificate (now known as an operating license) and thus, his first taxi, which taxi he drove himself.