Dr Vukile Mehana joined Sizwe Africa IT Group as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2019. Prior to that he was the Chairman of the Group since 2013.
He started his business career in the Human Resource and Organisational Transformation and progressed to strategic positions including acting CEO of a major Parastatal, Director on boards of listed and unlisted Companies and Chairman of a number of Companies.
Dr Mehana holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Rhodes University, Advanced Management Programme from INSEAD Business School in France, a Top Management Program Certificate on Public Enterprises from the National University of Singapore, a Masters in Business Administration from De Montfort University in the UK and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Johannesburg.
Mr van Dyk is the Chief Operating Officer of Sizwe Africa IT Group and brings significant experience in information and communication technology (ICT), and a deep knowledge and understanding of the industry.
He showed early entrepreneurial promise when he successfully started and managed Comsel4 for six years. He expanded his entrepreneurial efforts yet again when he founded the then Sizwe Business Networking (SBN), an IT consumable supplier.
Under Mr van Dyk’s leadership as Chief Executive Officer he led the transition and evolution of SBN to Sizwe Africa IT Group, an integrated ICT solutions provider with a national footprint and more than 600 talented employees.
Governed by a consistent set of values and demonstrating extensive experience in strategic leadership, establishing, and running businesses, he has guided Sizwe to a position of greater resilience, enabling it to continue delivering results. During his tenure, Mr van Dyk and his management team demonstrated commitment to support South Africa’s transformation agenda by growing and up-skilling SMMEs and leading Sizwe to attain a Level 1 B-BBEE status.
Mr van Dyk started his career as an accountant and holds relevant qualifications from the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa.
Bongi began working for Sizwe in 2011 as an independent Marketing Consultant. In August 2013 she joined the Company as Executive: Corporate Development.
Through strategic business development and transformation interventions, Bongi has positively differentiated Sizwe from its competitors among private and public stakeholders. Bongi has also been instrumental for building and maintaining the brand portfolio through the design and implementation of marketing strategies and plans across the Company.
Bongi has substantial skill and knowledge in business development, brand management, cultural transformation, sales, marketing, corporate affairs, corporate social investment, government relations, corporate development and managing high performance teams.
She has served in many key leadership roles in vertical industries including Standard Bank, Drake International,BMW South Africa, Southern Sun Hotels, Nedbank, and Pamodzi Gold. Bongi is a certified Cultural Transformation Tool practitioner.
Minderd joined Sizwe Africa IT Group in 2010 as the Executive responsible for Strategy and Partnerships. His career in ICT spans over 22 years, the formative 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 into a profitable entity by building strong local, international business and OEM partner relations. As Head of New Business he merged other business units within a large ICT Company and turned it into a very profitable business. His responsibilities included Business, Financial, People, Operational, Partner Management and Sales. In 2008 he became an entrepreneur, started his own company and sold it after two years as a profitable business.
Jos has extensive experience in Hardware Support and Maintenance. His career started in 1985 as a cabling technician for the South African Police Services(SAPS). 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, he 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.
He held various executive positions before joining Sizwe Africa IT Group as Executive: Managed Services.
Itumeleng Mochocho joined Sizwe Africa IT Group as Account Manager in September 2012 and later moved into the position of Senior Manager: Business Development.
Prior to his years at Sizwe, he held the role of Managing Director as well as Group Strategy Director at Black IQ, Sales and Training Coordinator at Cell C, Sales Specialist at IBM South Africa and IT Technician at Schoeman en Vennotte, proving that his strategic, operational and sales expertise is founded on a broad spectrum of experience. His leadership earlier in his career focused on the transformation of businesses, leaner organisations and increasing competitiveness.
A consummate student he holds a National Diploma in Information Technology, a Leadership Development Programme qualification. He recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Regent Business School and is studying towards a Master’s in Business Administration from the same institution.
Rudi started his career at Comsel 4 in 1999 as an IT Technician. He joined Sizwe a, in 2002 as Project Manager for ICT projects, specialising in SAPS Solutions.
In 2007 his responsibilities grew to include Facilities Management and he led the team that was responsible for growing Facilities Management contracts. At the beginning of 2012 the Fibre Optic Portfolio was added to his responsibilities to grow productivity and improve efficiency.
Rudi has been instrumental in growing the offering scope at the division, to include alternative energy solutions.
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.
In 2014 Altus joined Sizwe Africa IT Group where he implemented and enforced internal controls, corporate governance, and revised 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.