Cape Town - Did you know that the world’s first generated computer known as the ENIAC, was also developed by women?
As we celebrate Women’s Day, we would like to shed light on the contributions from South African women in the field of Technology.
Let’s take a look at how South African women are currently changing and paving way for future generations of the fast-evolving sector
1. Naledi Pandor
Naledi Pandor currently serves as our Minister of Science and Technology. She holds Masters degrees in Education (University of London) and Linguistics (University of Stellenbosch). She has also received a prestigious award for science diplomacy by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) . She is honoured for her advocacy for young scientists and female scientists by supporting initiatives that encourage collaboration for groups locally and internationally.
2. Nisha Maharaj
Nisha Maharaj is the founder of Niche Integrated Solutions which provides software solutions, ICT managed services and Training.
Nisha Maharaj has dedicated 20 years of her life gathering work experience within South Africa’s major listed companies. This includes four banking and financial services companies and the telecommunications sector. Her roles varied from executive management, general management or COO level.
She was also successful and featured in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015.