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Bongiwe Beja

“ Be bold enough to believe that we are the generation that will live to see Africa developed. ”

There's no denying that Bongiwe Beja is a force to be reckoned with.

The General Manager at Silulo Ulutho Technologies is committed to developing Africa and the livelihood of its people by using conventional finance tools to aid rural and township communities.

Silulo Ulutho Technologies, a fast-growing technology and education social enterprise that plays a significant role in South African townships and rural communities. The organisation is one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of ICT who continuously bridges the gap in access to ICT, skills development, skills transfer and education.

Part of what's helped the organisation succeed is a willingness to try things fast, then adjust. Beja works directly with founder of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, Luvuyo Rani to create efficient operational management systems.

Prior to Silulo Ulutho Technologies, Beja worked in the investment management industry and specialised in business development and client relations. The ‘African ambassador’ has also worked for leading institutions including Sanlam Investments and RisCura Investment Consulting.

Beja holds a B.Com Economics and Finance degree, and a B.Com Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town (UCT), and is about to complete an M.Com degree in Development Finance at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Beja is also the Head of Young Professionals at the Pan African Youth Dialogue, a founding executive member of the Sanlam Investments Young Professionals (SIYP) and a holder of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship for Entrepreneurship.


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