Youth-Owned Firm Makwa-IT Achieves Cisco Gold Partner Status

"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, which include low economic growth, growing unemployment and dwindling competitiveness.” 

Makwa-IT Technologies has been certified as a Cisco Gold Partner in South Africa. This makes it the first black and youth-owned company in Mzansi to achieve Cisco Gold Partner status.

It plans to leverage the Cisco recognition to bring a better global solution to its customers, as well as grow its footprint both domestically and abroad.

Founded in 2012, Makwa-IT Technologies is one of the youngest and fastest-growing technology companies in South Africa.

It helps customers 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.

Makwa-IT Technologies also boasts an impressive client portfolio which includes but not limited to the following sectors, Financial Services Industry, Mining, Construction, Safety and Security, National and Local Government.

“We are absolutely excited to be certified as Cisco Gold Partner in Mzansi,” explains Lethabo Mokone, CEO of Makwa IT 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, which include low economic growth, growing unemployment and dwindling competitiveness.”

As one of the most respected programmes in the industry, the Cisco Channel Partner Programme will not only help develop Makwa IT Technologies’ technical expertise but also enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty; maximize profitability; grow the business, and build greater credibility with customers.

“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 acclimatise to the 4th Industrial Revolution and in doing so, we all have to work together in cooperatively taking advantages of new technologies in order to provide solutions for the future,” said Mokone.

“This allows us to not only live our passion, but to also grow our business and provide the much-needed job creation which our country desperately needs,” he concluded.

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