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INTERVIEW

Creating innovative IT products Kgomotso Sediane, MD of Khabane Majestic Consulting, shares her vision for the future.

Kgomotso Sediane

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.

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.

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.

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