Operations team

The Operations Team manages Silicon Cape’s day-to-day operations and supports the Board of Directors and Community Council meet the nonprofit’s objectives and mandate.

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


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


Joslyn Links
@joseylinks| LinkedIn
Silicon Cape Intern | Email: joslyn[at]                                                               


Nazli Kazie
@nazlikazie | LinkedIn
Role: Marketing & Media Consultant| Email: nazli[at]


Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance, government and strategic plan of the nonprofit company.


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



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




Alexandra Fraser
@anfraser | LinkedIn
Role: Director | Email: alex[at]




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




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


Community Council

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

The 2017 council is made up of:


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]