Khudusela Pitje spearheads New GX Capital, a R1,6 billion turnover company that he still calls a family business. Having built a diversified utilities infrastructure-focused investment holding company structure, his ten year goal is to reach a market cap of R10 billion. He’s focusing on utilities infrastructure projects and companies because of their social and economic impact across the African continent. His strategy delivers on a clear market need as well as meaningful community upliftment. Infrastructure development boosts economic growth and in the process creates much needed jobs in South Africa and across the continent.
But that’s all external success. What Khudu is achieving is much more personal. When his father passed away in 1997, he kept the newspaper article announcing the death of the former Mayor of Mamelodi and wrote five words across it: I will make you proud.
HM Pitje isn’t here to see what his son has achieved, but that isn’t stopping Khudu. He has a vision that is vast and long-term in what he sets out to achieve. There are no shortcuts to greatness. Just focus and dedication to the end goal.
Khudu has a life and business philosophy that he follows unwaveringly: Be a good person and the rest will take care of itself. He doesn’t mean be a perfect person — no one is perfect — just be good. Have good intentions and be aligned with the universe. Don’t take shortcuts. Have a