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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

PROFILE Emalangeni

PROFILE Emalangeni Technologies Global standard and innovative technology solutions. Emalangeni Technologies is a specialised systems integrator, website development, graphic design, networking, hardware and software troubleshooting and solutions provider in the information technology and security fields. Emalangeni Technologies is a 100% black-owned company with extensive experience in a range of ICT services. Originally founded with a main focus on website development, software development, graphic design, computer hardware and software trouble-shooting and networking solutions. Emalangeni Technologies has gained valuable in-depth knowledge and expertise in these fields and the best practice of ICT. The company has over the years increased the amount and quality of services rendered, including Internet connectivity and VoIP system connectivity. The team has grown continuously, and the company strives to remain at the forefront of the latest technological innovations. From the outset the aim with Emalangeni Technologies was to provide clients with the best possible information technology products. To this end, diversification has led to increased service offerings over the years. Emalangeni Technologies can today cater for the information technology needs of clients in every possible way. Emalangeni Technologies has distinguished itself not only for the originality and quality of its products, but also for its comprehensive services. Services • Domain and email hosting • Website development • E-commerce web development • Corporate branding • Full-service graphic design • Specialised software engineering • CCTV installation • Content management systems (CMS) • Search engine optimisation • Google adwords management • Basic and advanced flash animation • Monthly maintenance and support • Point of sale installation and maintenance • Hardware supply and maintenance • Rocketseed authorised key reseller • VoIP telephone system and connectivity • Internet connectivity Clients We have worked with a range of start-ups, SMEs and large corporate companies. Projects include provision of Internet to Mpumalanga Public Libraries for three years, installation and maintenance of VoIP system for Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality and Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, installation of CCTVs, networking and setup equipment for OTJ Holdings, and development of a website for Phumelela Bible College. Also, integrating client websites with Basecamp, YouTube and Facebook APIs and the development of various CRM systems. CONTACT DETAILS Address: Suite 146 Ground Floor, Caltex Building, 32 Bell Street, Nelspruit 1200 Tel: +27 13 004 0180 and Cell: +27 76 303 3278 Email: Website: SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019 132

Striving for the best way INTERVIEW The CEO of Emalangeni Technologies, Sifiso Magonyane, explains how his company’s growth path began. What is your main service offering? Our main service is VOIP, hardware supplier, software development and point of sales. How have you diversified over the years? We have grown from just focussing on website development to software development, VOIP, Internet connectivity, hardware supply and point of sales. Growing in these different spheres has also led to us growing our list of clients, providing our services to bigger entities in the public and private sectors. Sifiso Magonyane How did you get started in the business? We started as a small web and graphic design company that was just focussed on small private clients. At the time our clients were either individuals or SMMEs which themselves were trying to break into the business sector. We had to give a lot of discounts or even cancel our invoices at times. However, this never interfered with our work ethic. We believe that in technology, you either do it the best you can, or you don’t do it at all. What gives you the most satisfaction when you tackle a project? Even before the completion of a project, it is always satisfying to know that we were trusted by the client. The fact that our company can be seen as competent enough to be handed any project is always an honour. This fuels our team to apply their abilities in a project and to find innovative ways to execute a project. BIOGRAPHY Sifiso Magonyane was born in the Shabalala area of Hazyview, Mpumalanga. He has more than five years’ experience working as a systems analyst. As the founder and CEO of Emalangeni Technologies, Sifiso is a visionary who strives for perfection in his work and the work of his company which was founded in 2009 and officially registered in 2013. Please tell us about some of your clients. • The Mpumalanga Department of Sports, Culture and Recreation: we work on providing Internet connectivity to public libraries. • City of Mbombela Municipality: providing maintenance and support of all computer hardware and CISCO devices. • Retail shops: installations and maintenance of point of sale systems. What principles underlie the way you run your business? Integrity, respect and transparency is the core of our business. We make sure that these principles are implemented in every project and with every client. 133 SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS 2019

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