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Zimkhita Buwa

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Zimkhita is the Head of Intelligent Business Applications Core Practice, Dimension Data. She has fulfilled multiple roles within Dimension Data (SAP BI Manager, Account Manager, Applications Regional Manager for Western Cape Region) where she has made a great impact which has earned her the respect of both our clients and colleagues.

 

She is a board member of Siliconcape, a non-profit that aims to promote Cape Town as a global technology hub. Siliconcape has been instrumental in fostering a vibrant and supporting startup ecosystem with over 7k members. She also serves as a member of the Black IT Forum Executive Committee in the Western Cape.  She is also a non-executive director of RogerWilco, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in South Africa.

 

Zimkhita was selected as a fellow of the prestigious Techwomen Programme . The programme is a US State Department initiative that affords emerging leaders from Middle East, Asia and Africa with an opportunity to be mentored by women in STEM fields in Silicon Valley for a six week period. In 2016, she was awarded the first ever Outstanding Women in ICT award by MTN for her passion for promoting diversity in the ICT industry. In 2018, her efforts were recognised by CoCreateSA and the Kingdom of the Netherlands as a winner of the prestigious Inspiring Fifty award . These awards celebrated women in tech trailblazers in South Africa. She was also a Global Hero finalist in the 2018 Digital Female Leadership Awards held in Munich, Germany. In 2021, Zimkhita has been accepted into the International Tech Hub cohort of the African Angel Academy.

 

She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Technology honours degree majoring in Information Systems from the Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Malaysia. She has completed the Dimension Data Global Fast Track Programme facilitated by the IE Business School, Spain.