Who are we
MST is the market leader in the provision and operation of specialised mobile vehicle solutions in Southern Africa. We drive change in education, health and administrative solutions by providing specialised vehicles to a range of clients including public and private partners. Our turn-key solution runs from conceptualisation, through to design, manufacture, and operations and maintenance. We are currently operating 51 vehicles in seven African countries.
Whether partnering with public institutions or with private companies through their corporate social investment programmes, we aim to provide maximum impact in the regions where our vehicles operate at minimal cost per beneficiary.
Through the creation of subsidiary companies we are able to focus on certain areas of service that are essential in South Africa at the moment. These companies are:
MST brings a range of mobile specialised technologies such as primary healthcare, administrative and technological processing solutions, to underserved communities. We are the only mobile solution provider who offer a turn-key solution to our clients, from conceptualisation, to design, manufacture, and operation and maintenance of specialised vehicles.
The business came out of a distinct need from the Department of Education in Gauteng, South Africa to deliver services to schools in underserved communities. The MST team developed a mobile computer education lab to address this need, the original design still being relevant today.
The initial rollout brought with it a realisation that children could be offered the quality of private healthcare at no cost to the child’s family and at minimal cost per child to the funder through specialised mobile health clinics. The MST team has evolved accordingly to meet the various challenges of creating a business that strives to make a big impact as a full mobile vehicle operations provider and avoid under delivering of logistics.
Our full solution includes
- Cutting edge design
- African manufacturing hub
- World-class technology
- Ongoing mechanical maintenance
- 24 hour vehicle call centre
- Project management team
- Monthly reporting
- Innovative software solutions
- Recruitment & staffing services
THE PROBLEM: You want to be sure your donated funds are being used responsibly with the greatest impact
THE SOLUTION: Our financial partners see direct support creating direct impact
THE PROBLEM: Mobile solutions can be expensive to acquire and maintain
THE SOLUTION: Our solutions are based on economies of scale to minimise the per-person cost
THE PROBLEM: The solutions are complex and difficult to manage
THE SOLUTION: Our technology-based operations system ensures seamless service delivery
Meet the Team
Fernando Acafrao established MST in 2005 after learning the ropes of entrepreneurship in his two IT businesses and various other ventures. He has led MST to become market leaders in mobile technology vehicle solutions and continues to identify new opportunities where the business can provide essential services to under-served communities in order to address social development needs in Africa.
Sandile Mzonyane manages government relationships, all education and training-based projects and ensures the quality of MOU’s and contracts with corresponding clients. Prior to his work with MST, Sandile worked with Metropolitan Momentum Holdings (2006-2012) focusing on managing government union accounts, investments and pension funds. In earlier years Sandile managed events portfolios for African Kaleidoscope and Phil’u Bomi Events.
Reggie Kukama is the co-founder of tau Pride Projects, one of the leading project management firms in South Africa. Tau Pride has completed projects to the value of more than R8 billion in the past 10 years and his involvement with MST brings a great deal of project management expertise to the table.
Johannesburg Office – Operations
12 Third Road
Sandton, Johannesburg, 2090
011 608 0158
Cape Town – Operations
Block D, Grosvenor Square
Century City, Cape Town, 7446
021 100 3692
Cape Town – Manufacturing & Showroom
9 Engine Rd
Milnerton, Cape Town, 7441
021 552 7365