Robert Gumede has been appointed executive chairman of GijimaAst, effective 1 January 2007. 

Gumede, who was pivotal in the reverse takeover of AST in 2005 to create GijimaAst, takes over the top position at the company from Hans Smith who has been appointed a director of the Guma Group.
Gumede is also credited with the turnaround of South Africa's second largest listed IT company which recorded a R22.8-million profit last year compared to a R64.8-million loss the previous year
As of September 2006, GijimaAst had more than R300 million in cash, no short-term debt, and no overdraft.
It also spent R80-million buying out Absa’s 30% shareholding in the then DTS, which has been incorporated into the group.
“During my tenure I will continue to work smartly with the shareholders,  board and management to instill the client-centric model that has played such a pivotal role in the continued turnaround of GijimaAst," Gumede says. "In addition, we are looking at an aggressive organic growth strategy into the continent with our clients and I believe that in the coming months we will see significant convergence and consolidation of IT companies in the sector.”
Industry veteran, John Miller remains in his position as CEO of GijimaAst.