TechCentral published today its top 5 'Newsmakers of the Year' in South Africa, dedicated to 'individuals who had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months'.
Top of the list is Andile Ngcaba, Chairman of investment company Convergence Partners, which includes interests in Dimension Data, FibreCo and launched a US$250m satellite with Intelsat. He is described as 'a former Umkhonto we Sizwe commander and later senior government bureaucrat, who has taken to the business world like a proverbial duck to water'.
Andile is also a regular keynote speaker at AfricaCom. His presentation at the event in November covered strategies for convergence across Africa, and his expertise was greatly appreciated by the audience of senior telecoms and ICT executives.
Also in the list are Karel Pienaar, MD of MTN South Africa, Telkom Group's CEO Nombulelo Moholi, forme minister of communications Roy Padayachie, and First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan.