Johannesburg – A 100% black youth owned digital technologies company, Makwa IT Technologies has been certified as a Cisco Gold Partner in South Africa.
This makes Makwa IT the first black and youth-owned company in the country to achieve Cisco Gold Partner status.
Founded in 2012, Makwa IT Technologies helps its customers (both in the private and public sectors), realise the benefits of digital transformation.
Their world class product portfolio, globally experienced professional services engineering teams and intelligent management services platform are built with passion, innovation and a laser focus on customer experience. It also boasts an impressive client portfolio which includes, but not limited to, the following sectors: financial services, mining, construction, safety and security and national and local government.
“We are absolutely excited to be certified as Cisco Gold Partner in Mzansi. Our nation is facing multiple challenges, including high unemployment and declining productivity.
“There is growing optimism, however, as the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution overlaps with a renewal of political will to address the fundamental socio-economic and development issues facing the country with the help of digital technologies.
“This partnership presents an incredible opportunity for us to be market leaders in helping address several macro-economic, societal and technological challenges in South Africa,” said Lethabo Mokone, chief executive of Makwa IT.
As one of the most respected programmes in the industry, the Cisco Channel Partner Programme will not only help develop Makwa IT’s technical expertise but also enhance customer satisfaction and grow the business.
“Our efforts of living our brand purpose which is, ‘Changing lives through technology for a sustainable future,’ is certainly aligned with this milestone. We all have to work together in cooperatively taking advantage of new technologies in order to provide solutions for the future,” said Mokone.