Amidst the concerns of the lack of ICT skills across the whole of Africa, there are however a myriad of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) that have entered the market and manage to sustain themselves.
These SMMEs not only create job opportunities for those skilled ICT resources we do have available, but also assists in stimulating local economies and the entire African social-economic landscape.
Praise should be given to the dedicated people who operate and run these small and mid size businesses and is helping to make this a truly African Century.
The finalists in this year’s African ICT Achievers Awards in the category for Top ICT SMME in Africa are:
E-Secure Global Limited
The company consolidated itself into a successful wholly Black owned ICT SMME company and believes it has made a big impact on the local ICT arena by becoming a serious player that has consistently delivered profits.
E-Secure Global LTD is Zimbabwe’s largest ICT Security company, which now is pursuing the vision of being an industry reformer through strategically investing into other sectors of ICT namely, information security, telecommunications, internet services, banking solutions integration, and advisory services incorporating training and infrastructure solutions. In light of this we have since acquired two companies in the last 2 years which are now focusing on, banking solutions integration and infrastructure solutions, the companies have been rebranded to eSwitch and Smatec respectively.
E-Secure have also recently changed its name to E-Secure Global Limited, after the successful issuing of its certificate to commence business as a public company. E-Secure Global Limited is the leading ICT Security and Risk Management Company in Zimbabwe led by a team of young executives, who have under their wings a team of young, vibrant and intelligent workforce.
KRAZYBOYZ is one of South Africa’s leading and oldest digital agencies and the only BEE owned major digital agency in south Africa with clients spanning across the African continent as well as Europe and North America. The company has a rapidly expanding business and it is opening its first office outside South Africa.
Krazyboys has assisted over 100 in SMME’s through its partnership with Umsobomvu Youth Fund.It is involved with ICT development in rural communities through its relationship with the Department of communications.
KRAZYBOYZ is involved in Youth Empowerment Initiatives in disadvantaged Communities. We have a unique mix of talent within the Company which makes our production output word class.
Netsurit is South Africa’s largest Outsourced IT Service provider for SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises). The business has been in operation for approximately 10 years, with a head office in Sandton and a branch in Cape Town. Netsurit specializes in providing outsourced IT support services for businesses with 20 – 200 PCs per site.
Netsurit manages all of its client networks through service level agreements (SLAs). This is central to the company’s business model and profitability, as the annuity revenue stream is far more predictable than chasing after ad hoc work. For a set fee, regardless of time spent by Netsurit attending to a client’s network needs, the client is supplied with a designated team of consultants that are responsible for 24/7 remote monitoring of a client site, as well as routine proactive technical support maintenance and administration.
Besides the core offering of network infrastructure support, the company offers a variety of other services, from strategic IT consulting, website and software development, to hardware/software sales and end-user training.
The 28th of November is the night of the African ICT stars in Emperors Palace JHB, where all finalists, ICT key decision makers and ICT ministers across the African continent will come together in celebration of the African ICT Achievers Awards tenth anniversary of making the African Century a reality.
And the Winner is…… Netsurit.
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