10 South African Entrepreneurs Leading In Mobile Technology

10 South African Entrepreneurs Leading In Mobile Technology. These entrepreneurs are making significant contributions to mobile technology and its applications in various sectors, enhancing connectivity, education, financial inclusion, and overall digital access in South Africa. Below are 10 South African entrepreneurs leading in mobile technology.

Desmond Mongue

Founder of MoWallet, a platform designed to increase financial inclusion by providing financial services via mobile phones. MoWallet allows users to make payments, receive funds, and access microloans.

Rapelang Rabana

Founder of Rekindle Learning, an educational technology platform that leverages mobile technology to deliver personalized learning experiences. She has also founded Yeigo Communications, a mobile VoIP startup.

Lebogang Mokubela

Founder of Kasi mobile, a Mobile Network Operator in South Africa, Kasi mobile targets rural areas and the lower income segments in urban development areas such as townships in built up inner city areas. The business uses clean energy solutions with low power input requirements to enable off-grid operation. Solutions include 4G data for mobile broadband and 2G voice for mobile handset use.

Alan Knott-Craig Jr.

Founder of Project Isizwe, an initiative that provides free Wi-Fi to low-income communities. This project aims to boost internet accessibility and bridge the digital divide in South Africa.

Andi Friedman

He is the co-founder of Mobenzi, a mobile data collection platform used for surveys, research, and fieldwork. Mobenzi helps organizations gather data efficiently in remote and underserved areas

Barbara Mallinson

Founder of Obami, a social learning management system that uses mobile technology to facilitate educational content sharing and collaboration among students and educators.

Katlego Maphai

Katlego Mapha is the CEO & Co-Founder of Yoco, a South African payments company that processes billions of dollars annually, and serves hundreds of thousands of small businesses every day.

Matt Putman

Having co-founded iKhokha, one of the first #Fintech companies in Africa Matt Putman has had the privilege of working with and leading an ambitious team of 100+ people who are committed to disrupting the financial services space in South Africa. Over the past 7 years, iKhokha has become one of the fastest growing companies within the SME space locally and it is constantly striving to service entrepreneurs with the platform and tools they need to take their businesses to new heights.

Kiaan Pillay

Kiaan Pillay is the co-founder and CEO of Stitch. Stitch payments solutions help businesses seamlessly connect to the financial system, enabling them to deliver a better user experience and to optimize operations. The company is modernising and improving financial infrastructure with a mission to build a financial system that works for all.

Craig Newborn

He is the founder of PayJustNow. Designed by South Africans for South Africans, PayJustNow is a customer-centric, ‘buy now, pay later’ solution for online retail, designed to resonate with today’s shoppers. Its payment solution allows online shoppers to make purchases on the spot and spread the total cost of the transaction over 3 equal instalments, with zero interest and no additional fees when they pay on time.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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