Edition 3

After his two years of army training in the SA Defence Force, Angelo worked for Olivetti as an analyst/ programmer and operating system specialist. In 1985, he started Archon Computer Products, importers and distributors of home computers, as well as Progressive Products, consultants on networks and business systems. Career development In 1989, he joined Deloitte (at the time Deloitte and Touche) as a senior consultant in its performance improvement unit. “It was at Deloitte that my business

which is the holistic training of people in various corporate management capacities to reach their full potential”, he says. Angelo has since brought his expertise to a broad range of industries, including mining, services, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, group procurement, parastatals, transportation, distribution, and others. He now spends much of his time delivering keynotes, coaching executives and entrepreneurs and developing new training material. King William’s Town in 2011, said it was “a massive opportunity” and that he was fully focused on making the most of it. Studies at UJ After being deemed too small for school rugby, he decided to play soccer when he started studying a BCom in Marketing at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2012. He focused on his studies and only became involved in rugby again when his residence mates persuaded him to help in the varsity’s koshuis league. “I did play a few times, but it was purely for fun”, recalled Dyantyi. University rugby “But the next thing, UJ asked me if I didn’t want to focus more on the game and to try out for the U19s. The management at UJ was very good, but it still took me a while to warm to the idea. Eventually, I was offered a sports bursary and as I was looking at the time for an academic bursary, I thought this was a win-win situation. So, I decided it could do no harm

knowledge really exploded”, he says.

In the early 90s, Angelo was senior IT manager at Spoornet and SA Rail Commuter Corporation, but was soon headhunted by IBM to head up its consulting services. Then in 1995, he founded BAI Consulting Group, a professional management consulting operation. Besides BAI, Angelo established numerous IT companies in the Cinergi Group, including a call centre and e-commerce ventures including ProfWeb and FreelanceHR. “I found my true calling around this time,


to be a nominee and to be a part of this. I’ve always watched people get these accolades, and I never really thought or imagined I’d be the one sitting here right now. For any youngster, sports as a platform allows them to express themselves. For me that’s a great platform, it puts a smile on my face. When I’m on the field, it’s playtime, fun time”, said Dyantyi, after receiving his award at the glamorous ceremony. School rugby Born in the small Eastern Cape town of Ngcobo, the 24-year old, who matriculated at Dale College in

In November 2018, Aphiwe Dyantyi was named the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year at the World Rugby Awards that took place at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. A first for South Africa This award comes after a season that saw him score six tries in thirteen appearances for the South Africa national team. He is the fourth winner of this award and the first South African. “I’m still shaking from disbelief, but above everything, I feel honoured

and gave it a go”. Professional rugby

The rest, as they say, is history, and Dyantyi has steadily moved through the ranks, graduating from the Varsity Cup to become a key player for the Lions Super Rugby franchise last year and ultimately being crowned the Breakthrough Player of the Year in November 2018.



Made with FlippingBook flipbook maker