Maponga J

A pragmatic African with a global view


Maponga Joshua III has spent years in the corporate, religious and social space. A time that has made him own the title a ‘creative powerhouse’. There are those who think inside the box, there are those who think outside the box and then those who break the box and think. He is one of those who break the box and think. He lives and breathes change; his dynamic thinking has surely broken social religious, economic, national boundaries.

Maponga is the CEO of the institute Farmers of Thought, a core business a consciousness and improve the quality of human experiences than the quantity of days. He is a pragmatic African citizen with a global view “Think globally and act locally” as he says it. He plays dozen musical instruments, he is an author, life coach and social entrepreneur-indeed is a man of no limitations.

There are those who think inside the box, there are those who think outside the box and others break the box – Maponga J

Multidisciplinary Experience

Maponga is a graduate of Andrews University (Berrien Springs Michigan USA); he holds a Degree in Philosophy (BA Theology) and Persona Ministries, with a variety of Outcome-based qualifications from international institutes such as ILO (International Labor Organization). He has a wide range of experience in branding, banking , non-profit organisations, project management space with multinational companies such as Vodacom, SAPO, Absa, World Vision, SETA, PRASA, SALGA, Milpark College and SAPS, to mention a few. His involvement in the corporate space includes motivation, crisis management, business negotiations, strategic sessions, change management, material development and turn-key solutions in consultancy.

The birth of his daughters and their growth has inspired him to develop tools for youth development and parenting. His latest book, “Shopping Skills” has been received well and it comes after his other book, “So You Want to Be the Master” became a bestseller. He has also written developed, produced, presented and anchored on TV Programmes, Joshua Show, Behind Gospel, One Gospel, Late Debate, Education Channel “ED” and others. He challenges all who lives mundane lives to move beyond cocoons of human limitations to excellence. You meet him, you change!

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Farmers of Thought is a creative powerhouse with thorough and overall understanding of human capital and pragmatic thinking. It is customized to deliver life-changing messages.


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