Operations team

The Operations Team manages Silicon Cape day-to-day and supports the Board of Directors and Community Council in an effort to fulfill the nonprofit’s objectives and mandate.

Boitumelo (Tumi) Menyatswe
@Tumi_Menyatswe| LinkedIn
Ecosystem Manager | Email: tumi[at]                                                                                    

Kerry Petrie
@kezpet | LinkedIn
Role: Interim General Manager| Email: kerry[at]


Joslyn Links
@joseylinks| LinkedIn
Project Administrator | Email: joslyn[at]                                                                                             

Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for Silicon Cape’s overall governance and strategic planning.

Sumarie Roodt
@SumarieRoodt | LinkedIn
Role: Chairperson & Director | Email: sumarie[at]


Daniel Guasco
@dguasco | LinkedIn
Role: Director | Email: dan[at]


Zimkhita Buwa
@zimbuwa | LinkedIn
Role: Director | Email: zimkhita[at]


James Milne
@JMilne_SA | LinkedIn
Role: Director | Email: james[at]


Community Council

The Community Council is elected every two years with each volunteer member responsible for a specific portfolio of activity.

2017 Community Council Members:


Guillaume De Smedt
Role: Chairman | Email: g[at]




Roslyn Lavery
Role: Startup Portfolio | Email: roslyn[at]




Lara Rosmarin
Role: Investor Relations | Email: lara[at]




Aalia Manie
@Aalia_IP | LinkedIn
Role: Government Relations | Email: aalia[at]




Yossi Hasson
Role: International Stakeholders | Email: yossi[at]




Reobone Mokhasinyane
@Reobonny | LinkedIn 
Developers Portfolio | Email: reobone[at]




Apoorv Bamba
@apoorvbamba | LinkedIn
Role: Skills & Development | Email: apoorv[at]