SqwidNet appoints new Acting CEO


Phathizwe Malinga has officially been appointed as the new SqwidNet Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

He will be responsible for building an Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity business in South Africa in partnership with International IoT giant Sigfox.

In addition to his new role, he will continue overlooking the development of the strategy and Connected Devices Solutions divisions for SqwidNet, a fully owned subsidiary of Dark Fibre Africa. The role of leading the SqwidNet comes naturally to Malinga as he has been in various leadership roles over the years.

He is no stranger to the role of a strategist, as he consulted with both Max Healthcare and Life Healthcare Group in his previous position with the organisation. He has been involved in the information technology and telecommunication industry for over two decades, having held senior management level positions.

Before joining SqwidNet, Malinga was the Head of Application Strategy at Life Healthcare Group and he was in charge of the IT Application strategy and Software Development for the group.

Malinga completed his Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Cape Town and he is also a Guest Lecturer with the university as well.


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