Gavin Watson Bio
Gavin Watson was the founder and chief executive officer of the Bosasa group, now African Global Operations. He was a member of the well-known Port Elizabeth family who won credibility in the 1980s by joining the political resistance, at a cost to its business interests. As a result, the four Watson brothers – Dan, Valence, Ronnie and Gavin – who were born on a farm in the Eastern Cape, spoke fluent Xhosa and were raised by a preacher who taught them that everybody was equal, have always been seen as struggle giants in the Eastern Cape.
Note: Gavin Watson’s death comes only a week after Barry Eugene Farber, founder of the law firm (Edelstein Farber Grobler) into whose ABSA bank account Bosasa deposited R500 000 donation from its boss Gavin Watson for the CR17 camping also died, mysteriously, in his sleep.
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) August 26, 2019
After 1994, they immersed themselves in the business of BEE. Valence and Ronnie joined the Kebble mining empire, while Gavin started Bosasa, which had a number of subsidiaries – including Sondolo IT, Phezulu Fencing and Leading Prospect Trading.
Watson has made shrewd use of his political connections in the post-1994 period, projecting Bosasa as a BEE concern and landing state contracts worth billions of rands.
What if ALL the women MP’s were to decide that they will drive an urgent motion without notice, this August month for Parliament to pass a legislation to make sanitary pads compulsary at schools. pic.twitter.com/5phHckezWg
— Mzwanele Manyi (@MzwaneleManyi) August 25, 2019
The Bosasa group won government tenders to provide food and security to prisons, to feed and transport refugees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, and to provide security at the country’s courts and airports.
In addition to the Lindela contract, won by its wholly-owned subsidiary Leading Prospect Trading 111, Bosasa Operations landed state contracts worth almost R1-billion between 2004 and 2006, three of them for the correctional services department.
In addition, an affiliated company, Bosasa Security, won a security contract from the Airports Company of South Africa, while two other affiliates, Kgwerano Asset Finance and Phezulu Fencing, won contracts worth a total of close to R600-million from the transport and correctional services departments respectively.
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) August 26, 2019
With President Thabo Mbeki’s political adviser, Titus Mafolo, and former Strategic Fuel Fund boss Seth Phalatse, Watson is also a shareholder in Sondolo IT, which has benefited richly from state business. In 2005 and 2006 it won three contracts from the correctional services department with a combined value of more than R700-million.
Gavin Watson Age
He was 73 years old.
Gavin Watson Career
I have never in my life seen the police allow a journalist to shoot video at the scene of a live investigation. No police line “do not cross” what what, just full access to a camera crew ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/0LvtrIyOES
— King of Leon. (@MightiJamie) August 26, 2019
Gavin Watson was the chief executive officer of the Bosasa group, now African Global Operations. Valence and Ronnie joined the Kebble mining empire, while Gavin started Bosasa, which had some subsidiaries – including Sondolo IT, Phezulu Fencing and Leading Prospect Trading. The Bosasa group won government tenders to provide food and security to prisons, to feed and transport refugees at the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, and to provide security at the country’s courts and airports.
Gavin Watson Family
The man who donated R500 000 to CR17, CEO of BOSASA, Gavin Watson has died in a freak car accident just outside OR Tambo.
The Rogue Unit death toll is on the rise… and no one is writing about it. pic.twitter.com/1kDylPcer4
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) August 26, 2019
The Watson Family constitutes Daniel “Cheeky” Watson, Valence Watson, Ronald Watson, and Gavin Watson. Their father was a lay preacher who taught his sons that all people are equal. The Watson clan are used to run afoul of the law. Watson’s older brother, Dan also finds himself in a spot of legal bother, after he and three others were arrested in 2017 on charges of fraud. This followed a Hawks investigation into money laundering and corruption relating to the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality’s beleaguered Integrated Public Transport System. The allegations against the former Eastern Province (EP) Rugby president and his supposed accomplices are that said “cohorts” deposited the municipality’s money into the rugby union’s bank account for Watson to withdraw it and give it back to them.
Gavin Watson Death & Cause (Car Accident)
— eNCA (@eNCA) August 26, 2019
Gavin Watson was killed in a “horrific” car accident in the early hours of Monday morning, August 26th, 2019 close to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
A law enforcement officer spoke with News24 and said that the accident occurred on Monday, at 05:05, on the road leading up to the drop-off point at the airport.
It is understood that the vehicle collided with the pillar of a bridge after the driver allegedly lost control. The officer described the scene as “horrific”.
News24 also confirmed that Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson had parked his metallic blue BMW X5 at the company’s Krugersdorp office before he signed out a company Toyota Corolla for the weekend, in which he died on.
Gavin Watson Brothers – Gavin Watson Family
The four Watson brothers are Dan Watson, Valence Watson, Ronnie Watson and Gavin Watson. Valence and Ronnie, are best known for their involvement in ANC underground structures, while Cheeky, a Springbok rugby prospect, chose to play in the townships.
Gavin Watson Net Worth
Information about Gavin Watson’s net worth is being updated.
Gavin Watson Awards
Gavin Watson was handed the 2015 Trailblazer Of The Year Award, flanked by friends, well-wishers, and custodians of institutions he’s had an impact on.