About us

IETSA Background

We are a body of ICT professionals, each with over 15 – 28 years of experience in providing ICT Business Solutions across multiple Business sectors (Corporates, Vendors and Resellers) and Industries. Our experience ranges across the Automotive, Healthcare, Retail, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Media, Broadcasting, Transport and Logistics, Oil, Energy, Mining, Public Sector, Government and Aviation industries.

We delivered digital transformation projects both locally and internationally in the following countries, Germany (Munich, Frankfurt, Bonn and Bensheim) Amsterdam, Netherlands, UK, USA (Houston Texas, Michigan and New York) Atyrau, Malaysia and Nigeria to name a few. Research confirms that Digital Transformation has become the de facto standard for business operations and emerging technologies play a critical role in unearthing new business models and new markets which in turn result in the creation of new career opportunities and business development.

Therefore, The entwining of technology and business requires skills that perform at the optimal level of engagement while providing an exceptional customer experience. We as IETSA, our mission is to enable our South African youth, women, those seeking to explore ICT as a profession and persons with disabilities to participate in the fast and explosive emerging technologies global economy while unlocking new market opportunities for sustainable economic development. Our goal is to build and empower the most sort after digital skilled resources to participate in Emerging Technologies projects across Africa and Globally through our certification and continuous professional development programs.

IETSA Emerging technologies focus includes Blockchain and associated technologies (cryptocurrencies, Defi, NFTs, metaverse), Extended Reality (Virtual, Augmented, Mixed), Decentralized Computing (Threefold) Machine Learning and IoT, however, this is not an exhaustive list and we are vendor-neutral.

Our Vision

Lead and accelerate the adoption of cutting-edge emerging technologies for economic development and sustainability

Our Values

Excellence, Professionalism, Honesty, Transparency, Empathy, Integrity, Accountability, Customer Centricity and Servant Leadership.

Our Mission

  • Drive adoption of Emerging Technologies across industries with the aim of creating employment opportunities
  • Drive skills development initiatives in partnership with accredited training providers on Emerging Technologies for inclusive participation in the digital economy
  • Provide Internationally recognised certification and continuous professional development in partnering with accredited training providers
  • Capacity Building of decision makers from various sectors and industries to leverage on emerging technologies opportunities for economic growth and development
  • Position members for local and global projects participation with access to markets in alignment with industry demands
  • Drive innovation through startup incubations that solve existing socio-economic challenges
  • Assist the Public and Private Sectors with Digital Transformation journeys through the adoption of cutting edge Emerging Technologies

Mpho Machaka

I believe today's leaders owe it to the next generation to deliver a better country than the one we received.

Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

It always seems impossible until it's done.

Nelson Mandela

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Meet Our Team

Mpho Machaka
Founder &  CEO

Certified Blockchain Expert and Member of the Blockchain Council USA, Serial entrepreneur, apprentice author, and a technology enthusiast with a focus on emerging technologies. Highly proficient in contract negotiations, developing business models that drive organisational growth and adept in formulating high perming teams and new strategic partnerships that positively benefit organisational objectives. Currently busy with MSc in Digital Business with University of Salford (Manchester).

Raj Kapoor (Founder of IBA)
Board Support Representative

Raj is the Founder of India Blockchain Alliance, the largest Indian emerging technology tech think tank and an Advisory Board Member at over 40 blockchain companies including, Floyx, Spherium, XxTripz. He is a global, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency & FinTech Educator, Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Blockchain Solution Architect, and friend of disruptive ideas, protem Chairman for the Organization of Blockchain Technology Users (OBTU). He is also the Asia Lead, Technology & Innovation at Blockspace Technologies Ltd. Raj has helped organize India’s biggest Blockchain and Cryptocurrency events across major cities. Raj has also spoken at several international seminars and conferences in Boston, LA, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Singapore, Durban, Nicosia and Vienna, Dubai and Singapore.

Hillary Molotsi
Executive: Blockchain Practice Lead

A Seasoned strategist and blockchain professional trained by the university of Nicosia. He has a special interest in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CDBCs) . He is passionate about all things technology especially 4IR related technologies. He has extensive corporate experience at C-Suite level. Possess a strong entrepreneurial flair with a demonstrated ability to build and grow sustainable and profitable organizations, including tech startups. Driven by a vision of a United Africa, with a single cryptocurrency for Intercontinental trade and remittances.