Vumani’s journey is common to many. Born in a small rural village called Empembeni in KwaZulu Natal, growing up in an area with little opportunities never stopped him from following his dream of becoming a success story.

His life has always been one driven by thoughts of prosperity. After completing his matric, he was fortunate to receive funding from various sponsors to study further. Vumani took the opportunity and completed his BSc Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Cape Town.

While studying Vumani secured an early start to his career, with one of the recognised quantity surveying practices in the country, where he developed and achieved his professional recognition. He moved up the ranks within the company, serving as an Associate Director for the company at the age of 29. As an Associate Director, he was responsible for marketing and business development in the Cape Town Office, reporting directly to the Regional Director and Managing Director, who were also his mentors.

He also served as a member of the IT committee within the company and was involved in the company’s leadership training programme, which has had a great influence in Vumani’s leadership style.

The business administration exposure and technical experience Vumani gained during his time at his previous employer inspired him to start his own practice that will embody the values and lessons of his life experiences as the foundation of Costline.