Themba Nyathi


Themba Nyathi is the MTN Group Executive HR Manager and Executive Director at Cell Place.

Nyathi has a BA degree in Law from Wits University, an honours degree in Human Resources from the then RAU University and an MBA with the Business School of the Netherlands.

Nyathi hails from the dusty streets of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga and is one of South Africa’s young millionaires.

Nyathi made his millions from the sale of his windfall MTN Newshelf 664 shares. The shares amounted to about 23,7% of MTN and were held by Transnet.

MTN staff had bought them back over a period of years ending in 2009.

Nyathi owns a helicopter, a fleet of supercars and Dukes Grill Lounges in Pretoria and Kempton Park.


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