Mr Thami Ndlala was born and raised in a small town in Mpumalanga, he spent his childhood in boarding schools which instilled in him responsibility, independence from a tender age. After all he is the son of the late chief Joe Ndlala whose passion was to uplift and Serve the community that somehow manifested in Mr Thami Ndlala. He then quickly heeded the business calling halfway through his Bsc in International Business Studies when he saw a gap in Employee Wellness, which he is strongly passionate about. His love for luxury fast cars and finer things cast his future in stone, he had to leave college to advance his passion. Few years after venturing into business, he bought his first Ferrari and Rolls Royce adding to a collection he already had. Later on he founded Two Ndlala Brothers which has a division of luxury transportation.With fortunes on his side he understood that it was just the beginning of his birth right to help where he could through the Joe Ndlala Foundation which he established after the passing of his father. To date the Foundation has seen over 80 kids from disadvantaged backgrounds be enrolled in Private Schools to replicate the inspiration he got when he was young.
Mr Thami Ndlala being the second oldest, has an older sister and younger brother. He displayed an amazing aptitude for both money and business from a very early age. Acquaintances recount his uncanny ability to calculate columns of numbers off the top of his head. When he was in college he wanted to be involved in projects that would change the world which later turned to be the birth of Adorantha Investments, which he established even when odds were stacked against him. He remains a community centred businessman who knows that all success comes from the impact you have on people. At Adorantha he commands respect of his whole team as he has proven that though it is not easy but with determination it can be done. Adorantha Investments later played a huge role in the formation of Ndlalayemandla Group the holding company which has over 10 subsidiaries.
Mr Thami Ndlala acquired his philosophies of business management, taking business risk, managerial practices in the business industry. He currently sits in various boards of directors within the group of companies. His expertise lies in diverse industries as he is able to turn tides and create an ROI in lead times. It is said business is not for the faint hearted and Thami Ndala has managed to prove he doesn't fall under that category!
Within the umbrella company, Ndlalayemandla Group of Companies, has more than 10 subsidiary companies. These various companies reflect his interest in transport, recreation, wellness , hospitality, property development, education, security and media
Thami’s approach has always been to look at ways in which he can make a difference and this is reflected in his business ventures. This is encapsulated in "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."