Delivering Excellence Together

Executive Committee

Hanno van Dyk - Chief Operations Officer

Hanno van Dyk

Chief Executive Officer
Hanno studied accountancy at the University of Pretoria and UNISA. After practicing as an accountant at SN Civil Engineering, a Civil Engineering company, for a few years, Hanno entered the IT sector as an entrepreneur and started Comsel 4 in 1999 which he managed successfully for six years. 
 
In 2001, together with Ben Kekana, Hanno founded Sizwe Business Networking, a black-owned enterprise selling IT consumables that soon won government contracts for desktop and software support. Hanno’s strong vision and belief into supporting BEE and SMME associates led to Sizwe growing into a national company with offices in every province and employing close to 100 people in only two years. In 2008, as Sizwe’s Chief Financial Officer, Hanno initiated a share swap with ConvergeNet as part of which Hanno held 30% ownership of ConvergeNet’s business in return for a 51% stake in the company. This resulted in an immediate boost in growth. Under Hanno’s leadership, Sizwe underwent major restructuring in 2010, which led to a consolidated Group Structure boosting services in five operating business units. By 2011, the small IT shop started by Hanno and Ben had turned into the award winning Sizwe IT Group.
 
In October 2013, Hanno took over the helm at Sizwe IT Group as Chief Executive Officer.
Bongi Radebe - Executive: Corporate Development

Bongi Radebe

Executive: Corporate Development

Bongi started her career in 1981 at Standard Bank where she received banking focused training and held various positions. She held a two-year term as a Consultant for Drake International and grew her portfolio. She joined The Perm in 1988 as a Management Trainer and was later appointed as Sales Training Specialist for Nedcor. Bongi was headhunted by BMW SA in 1993 where she quickly moved through the ranks, holding various positions: Public Relations Officer, Community Development Manager, Market Development Manager, National Sales Manager and Manager: Strategic Markets, responsible for Government and Diplomatic corps sales. She joined Southern Sun Hotels in 2002 as Manager: Sales and Marketing Africa and Middle East and later promoted to Communications Director. Bongi joined Nedbank in 2005 as Head: Group Internal and External Communications. She was invited to the Board of Pamodzi Gold prior to listing in November 2006 and resigned from Nedbank in November 2007 to join Pamodzi Gold as Corporate Affairs Director, responsible for Human Resources, Marketing, Corporate Communications, CSI and Investor Relations.

Bongi started working for Sizwe IT in 2011 as an independent Marketing Consultant before joining the company as Executive: Corporate Development in August 2013.

Minderd Spoelstra -  Executive: Strategy and Partnerships

Minderd Spoelstra

Executive: Strategy and Partnerships

Minderd has 22 years of experience in the ICT Market. The first 12 years were spent in various technology fields; Technical Network Engineering and consulting in the enterprise customer environments that included technology vendors. He later moved into Management Consulting for customers within the ICT architecture and solutions framework, created and led a team of consultants that created value solutions for internal development and customer needs. Between 2003 and 2005 he turned a start-up business unit into a profitable entity by building strong local and international business and OEM partner relations. As Head of new business he merged other business units within a large ICT Company and turning it into a very profitable business from an initial loss-incurring entity. His responsibilities included Business, Financial, People, Operational and Partner Management and Sales. In 2008 he became an entrepreneur, started his own company and sold it after two years as a profitable business. In 2010 he joined Sizwe to lead a team that merged businesses within a group of companies. He currently serves as Executive: Strategy and Partnerships.

Anne-Marie Blignaut - Group HR Manager

Anne-Marie Blignaut

Group HR Manager

Anne-Marie has over 20 years experience in the human resources field, covering Industrial Relations, Training and Development, Performance Management, Payroll Management, Occupational Health and Safety. She has built strong relationships with all the relevant Internal and External Stakeholders and advises the business on Labour legislation Compliance requirements. She started her career in Bophuthatswana Transport Holdings in 1982 as assistant to the HR Manager. She held various positions in HR administration before joining APBCO insurance brokers in 1987 as National HR manager. She joined Sizwe IT Group in 2008 as Group HR Manager responsible for the Sizwe Group of companies.

Anne-Marie is a motivated, results-driven individual with vast experience in human resource management. Resourceful and proactive, she combines effective communication skills with extensive human resource knowledge and experience to identify areas of improvement so as to maintain the sustainability of any organisation’s main asset, its employees. She relishes challenges and works well under pressure with projects delivered timeously. Embracing diversity, she assists organisations in achieving their transformation goals.

Anne-Marie currently serves as Group HR Manager for Sizwe IT Group.

Jos Matthysen - Executive: Managed Services

Jos Matthysen

Executive: Managed Services

Jos has extensive experience in Hardware Support and Maintenance. His career started in 1985 as a cabling technician for South African Police Services. He progressed rapidly to computer operator and studied computer programming. As a programmer he developed his skills further and was given the responsibility for all financial systems. He was part of the team that developed Persal within SAPS and after migration to the criminal system, managed all the programmers and consultants as a resource for the various projects. Jos was appointed as Regional Manager North West, in 1993, responsible for Information Systems before taking on the role of Provincial Manager IT as Deputy Director.

Jos joined PQ Africa in 1997 as Regional Service Manager for the Northwest region, and later appointed as Service Manager for the joint venture PQ Senwes (PTY) Ltd as member of the executive team, responsible for market development, services and product sales. He held a position as Regional Manager for Comparex Holdings (PTY) Ltd before joining Gijima Support Services in 2002. He was appointed Divisional Executive: Availability Services Division by GIjimaAst in 2005, responsible for Financial Management, Marketing, procurement, asset management, ISO procedure documentation, subcontractor and supplier management. He started his own foundry business in 2007 and as Managing Director developed and managed all financial aspects of the business. Jos joined the Khauleza Consortium in 2012 as National Services Manager, responsible for managing the services delivered by the various consortium partners in line with client (SITA) service level agreements.

He currently serves as Executive: Managed Services.

Wimpie Jonck - Executive: Networks and ICTI

Wimpie Jonck

Executive: Unified Network Solutions

Wimpie started his career in the Department of Correctional Services where he served in various offices, including that of Commissioner of Correctional Services. After 12 years he ended his career in the Office of the Deputy Director General and entered the IT Sector focussing on Network Supply and related services. He joined Sizwe in 2008, being part of the team that established and grew the Networks arm of the business.

He currently serves as Executive: Unified Network Solutions.

Rudi Fourie - Executive: Fibre & Facilities

Rudi Fourie

Executive: Fibre & Facilities

Rudi started his career at Comsel 4 in 1999 as an IT Technician. He joined Sizwe at inception, in 2002 as Project Manager for ICT projects, specialising in SAPS Solutions. In 2007 his responsibilities grew to include Facilities Management and he led a team that was responsible in growing Facilities Management contracts. At the beginning of 2012 the Fibre Optic Portfolio was added to his responsibilities to grow productivity and improve efficiency.

He currently serves as Executive: Fibre and Facilities Management.

Dr. Sihle Sibiya

Executive: Systems Integration

In 2007 Sihle started his career in the academic world as a part time Database and Programming lecturer at the University of Zululand while studying towards his Masters Degree in Computer Science. He later worked for CSIR, the South African Weather Service and the Department of Environmental Affairs. His previous roles at these companies include Candidate Technologist, Engineer, Knowledge Applicator, Database Developer, Systems Developer, ICT Manager, Chief Engineer, and Business Development Manager. He has a solid track record of using advanced research, analysis, strategic planning, leadership, conflict management and negotiation skills to successfully develop business initiatives whilst maximising profit, minimising cost and driving continuous change. Sihle is also an academic, with a number of his academic articles published in the field of Computer Science. He currently holds a PhD in Information Technology. He has served in various forums including the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and ICT Steering committees. Two years after joining Sizwe IT Group as a Senior Business Development Manager, he was promoted to an executive position. He currently serves as the Executive: Systems Integration.

Altus Stoop

Group Financial Manager

Altus is a strong leader and goal-directed professional with broad- and in-depth experience within the finance and business environment. He is a highly numerate, strategic and analytical thinker with strong logical reasoning, able to make effective decisions under pressure, and builds solid relationships with clients.

Altus graduated from NWU Potchefstroom with a BCom Financial Accounting Degree, and finished his BCom Honours in Financial Accounting in 2010. He qualified as a Certified Professional Accountant (SAIPA) in 2012.

As an ambitious young man, Altus started his career with Jan Erasmus Auditors in 2010, after completing his articles in 2012 he was appointed as Financial Accountant at Montecasino, the flagship company within the Tsogo Sun Group.

In 2014 Altus joined Sizwe IT Group where he implemented and enforced internal controls, corporate governance, and revised ISO finance procedures that led to greater efficiency and cost saving within the group. His in-depth understanding of the business and operations led to greater quality supply chain, better expenditure control and ROI efficiency.

Altus currently serves as the Group Financial Manager.