GD Industries founder and CEO Gareth Duncan comes from a media background. After emerging as one of the top journalism students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where he obtained his Journalism Diploma and BTech qualifications, he started his professional career at Highbury Safika Media, Southern Africa’s largest independent publishing house.
During his four years at Highbury Safika Media, Gareth worked across 13 magazines (SA Rugby Magazine, SA Cricket Magazine, Business Day Sports Monthly, Foschini Sports Club, Foschini Soccer Club, Sowetan Soccer, Road to London 2012, Road to Rio 2016, Stormers Match Programme, Western Province Match Programme, Equinox, Foschini Club Magazine, TFG Man) and three websites (keo.co.za, sarugbymag. co.za and SASCOC’s Olympic website).
This allowed him to gain a high level of experience working on print, digital and mobile titles.
Gareth also had the opportunity of presenting. He hosted “Schoolboy Derby”, SA Rugby Magazine’s weekly schoolboy rugby show. This attracted interest from SuperSport.
More television and radio opportunities came his way, including interviews and individual profiles on 567 Cape Talk, RSG Radio, SAFM, Heart FM, KFM and Good Hope FM and ETV’s “Switch”.
He also toured as Team South Africa’s Media Manager at two major youth international events, namely 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man, and the 2012 Zone VI Games in Zambia.
In August 2013, Gareth made the decision to pursue his personal endeavours as a youth entrepreneur. In May 2015, he launched his own brand and media development company, GD Industries.
In November 2016, he launched GD Suits – a tailored suits line based in Cape Town.
He also founded Cape Town Lately in 2013 and co-founded The Sip in 2017 - two media websites.
Today, Gareth is a celebrated youth entrepreneur in South Africa, brand and business consultant, Glenfiddich Maverick, TedX (Ted Talk) speaker and a motivational speaker focused on youth entrepreneurship in South Africa.