Well-known broadcaster and businessman, Tim Modise has been appointed as CEO of Sizwe Africa IT Group effective 1 February.
A subsidiary of ConvergeNet Holdings, Sizwe Africa IT Group is the holding company of the Sizwe Group of Companies consisting of Sizwe Business Networking, Smart Support Services, Sizwe Infrastructure and various other subsidiaries which make up the Sizwe Africa IT Group. Sizwe Africa IT Group is the largest of ConvergeNet's subsidiaries.
The company was established in 2001 by the outgoing CEO Ben Kekana and Hanno van Dyk after identifying the need for a quality black-owned support and maintenance provider in the ICT environment. The company has since grown from a small owner-managed business to a medium-sized company employing over 500 people with revenues of R700-million.
Among his many successful positions, Modise has worked as executive director communications and commercial affairs for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and was chairperson of the BEE Scorecard for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. He was also chairperson of the Proudly South African campaign for three years and has held numerous radio and TV broadcasting positions.