Francis Davidson grew up in Barkly East and finished his education at Queens College in Queenstown. He has farmed all his life. Over the years, he attended many courses on Financial Management, Farm Mechanisation, Animal Husbandry and Stock diseases as well as Sheep and Wool courses as well as Soil Fertilization.  He therefore has extensive knowledge of farming in South Africa.

He stopped farming in about 1995 and opened a workshop in Elliot which his son now operates and joined Mngcunube about 10 years ago as a Mentor and is still doing that with Mngcunube.