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Our Founder - Lawrence Yawa

 

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Lawrence Yawa was born at a very small town called Idutywa at Nywara location in the Eastern Cape (South Africa). He grew up there as a herd boy. He attended his elementary education at Mtshotshisa Junior Secondary School, up until he passed standard 7. He was admitted at Colosa Senior Secondary school to do his high school education majoring with Mathematics and Science. During the time he was studying at Colosa he was asked by his parents to register at a nearby High School called Bashee Senior Secondary School where he finished his Matric (School leaving certificate).

 

 He was then admitted at the University of Transkei doing L.M Ed. After that Lawrence worked for Metropolitan and later for A.C.A Insurance as a representative, selling life insurance in Umtata. In 1996 Lawrence left Umtata for Cape Town, to look for new challenges. One week after he arrived in Cape Town, He got a job at Seravac Chemicals as a chemical processing worker, Purifying enzymes from plant and animal tissues, while he was working at Seravac he registered as a student at IMC Business School S.A (which is trading now as Business School Netherlands S.A), doing General Management Programme as part of action learning MBA (Master Degree of Business Administration). At completion, he then registered as a student at Maritime Institute of Southern Africa, doing International Trade and Transport in Shipping. After Lawrence completed his studies in shipping he resigned and work for Entrepreneurial Business School in Bellville as a Marketing Consultant, later as a Marketing Manager.

 

Lawrence then left the Business School and joined the Army as a part time soldier for 7 years.

 

After serving for seven years he left the Army and registered as student at PDR Technical Training College of South Africa, doing Paintless Dent Removal course as a first black student in the country and the whole of Africa to do the course.

 

 After he completed the course he was employed by the company called Dent Magic (Cape Town) as a Dent Technician. Lawrence has been also in Scotland doing Paintless Dent Removal.

 

 Lawrence also worked for the following Companies: Dent Doctor, Dent pro as a Master Dent Technician. In 2005 he then registered his own company called Dent Digest S.A where he is holding 100% shares in his business. Lawrence is also the founder of the Training Institution called Dent Digest Training Academy. He then was invited to help the country in skills development in Gauteng (Midrand) to participate in developing the unit standards in Paintless Dent Removal.

 

Lawrence has been working as a Marketing Consultant for the Cape Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 3 years. He has been training PDR technicians successfully for number of years nationwide. Later in 2006 he developed a book or training manual on paintless dent removal. In 2008 he was appointed as one of the subject matter Experts in 'Auto body repairs' but a specialist in "PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL". Lawrence has been also part of the SGB working group in Auto body repairs and vehicle maintenance developments across the country.Lawrence was also recognized as an honored member and qualified for inclusion in the 2013 addition of "THE STANFORD WHO'S WHO BLACK BOOK".He was also honored as one who demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievement in his occupation,industry,or profession in February 2013.

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