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South African Business 2019 edition

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The 2019 edition of South African Business is the seventh edition of this annual guide to business and investment in South Africa. Regular pages cover all the main economic sectors of the South African economy and give a snapshot of each of the country’s provincial economies. Feature articles on topical issues such as Special Economic Zones and African trade provide unique insights, together with comprehensive overviews of critical economic sectors. Other special features focus on the exciting new possibilities in renewable energy, airports as engines of regional growth and the maritime sector as an entirely new prospect for South African entrepreneurs and businesses. South African Business is complemented by nine regional publications covering the business and investment environment in each of South Africa’s provinces. The e-book editions can be viewed at www.globalafricanetwork.com

PROFILE Khabane Majestic

PROFILE Khabane Majestic Consulting Agile software development and consulting. Khabane Majestic Consulting is a software development company. We pride ourselves on implementing and perfecting our clients’ IT strategy. We build digital solutions which give our clients a competitive edge. Our people have delivered solutions on five continents and we bring that experience to bear on providing Agile delivery practices to gain the optimal result. We deliver quality software and solutions which provide business value to clients. We are BEE Level 1 black women-owned. Sectors Our responsive digital business helps organisations achieve their ambitious missions – whether they are in the commercial, social or government sectors. Four key services Agile software development and consulting We deliver high-quality software products by being truly agile – beyond daily standups and other arbitrary Agile rituals. We focus on stimulating the culture of our client. We bring our international consulting expertise and get things done – faster and more efficiently. User experience design We give our clients’ software product a personality by using different UX techniques combined with design thinking approaches. This produces usable software and delightful user experiences. We combine this with a thorough testing approach that allows us to quickly validate design assumptions with real users. We can CONTACT INFO Physical address: 207 Market Up Office Park, 10 Van Beek Street, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2094 Tel: +27 11 404 5004 Email: info@khabane.co.za Website: www.khabane.co.za quickly know if the desired outcomes have been achieved. At each step, you can be comfortable that we will: • ensure that we are solving real user problems • ensure that the problem is worth solving • ensure that the solution is usable. Agile delivery coaching We train client teams on how to adopt Agile software delivery in their day-to-day processes. We then combine what our clients have learnt in training and implement it via co-delivery. Here we work together, richly integrated with our clients’ delivery teams to enrich the understanding of Agile. This process allows for a more practical and richer Agile learning experience for software delivery teams. DevOps delivery We turn the experience of software deployment into a pleasant experience. We automate even the most mundane tasks. We turn big and slow organisations into lean and sexy machines. Clients Include Liberty, Absa, Discovery, Unicef and Sigidi Solutions. SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019 128

INTERVIEW Creating innovative IT products Kgomotso Sediane, MD of Khabane Majestic Consulting, shares her vision for the future. Kgomotso Sediane BIOGRAPHY Kgomotso Sediane founded Khabane Majestic Consulting in 2015 and spearheads the company’s operations as the Managing Director with more than 15 years’ experience in IT. Graduating with a BSc Computer Science (Software Engineering), she started her career in 1998 in the software development field as a programmer. She is passionate about making a difference to customers through collaboration between business and IT, while promoting gender equality. Kgomotso cares about upskilling people and contributing to Africa’s future. How did the business begin? Khabane Majestic Consulting was created by a group of young black technologists who believed there was a gap in the South African software development industry. This industry is notorious for being predominantly white-male owned and run. KMC’s vision was to create a female-led IT company which celebrates diversity and innovative thinking. What started as a humble company running from a garage has morphed into a hub for young futuristic thinkers. Describe the journey so far. It has been an interesting journey so far. Trying to get new clients and building credibility was hard. Competing with companies with decades of experience and existing relationships with potential clients was a good lesson for our young company. This battle to earn our slice of the cake helped us hone our brand, build awesome software, get people talking about us and attract some of the best talent in South Africa. Today, we are expanding our consultancy operations to service clients outside our country. What sets you apart? When you walk into our Maboneng offices, you are greeted with stickies, whiteboards, doodles, collaboration and all-round awesomeness. This sums up the culture within KMC. Our unique service offering allows us to create innovative and disruptive digital products using Agile, Design Thinking and Extreme Programming practices. KMC is a diverse company that encourages collaboration despite seniority. What gives you the most satisfaction? Seeing young black technologists go to infinity and beyond. Is SA ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution? The ideas are there, but the problem is the lack of accessibility to tech for all South Africans. Good broadband infrastructure will allow kids from rural areas to have the same exposure to technology and information as a child from Sandton. 129 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019

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