At Openserve, we strive to be the greatest innovators and providers of communication technologies and infrastructure in South Africa
As the pioneers of agile and virtualised network technologies, the scale and quality of our network is unmatched. Our Fibre to the Curb project has laid 147,000km of fibre, we provide DSL for over a million subscribers and we have taken fibre to over 2 million premises.
We are dedicated to providing a diverse set of wholesale offerings at a competitive price on our expansive network. This is matched by our is our superior service delivery and commitment to quality.
We consider ourselves to be game changers who go beyond laying down cables or installing lines. We establish connections through our vast networking capabilities.
At the center of our capabilities is our a core group of people with deep industry knowledge, understanding and insights, who oversee the success of our projects as well as the satisfaction of our clients.
We aim to get it right the first time, meaning that we constantly improve our frameworks to provide a perfect, consistent service at all times.
These are our leaders who bring experience and expertise to the table, define our commitment to excellence and drive our bold aspirations.
BTech, Diploma (HR), ND (Telecoms), Exec. Development Programme (UCT)
Having joined Telkom in 1984, Alphonzo Samuels has held various executive positions with us (including Group CTO) and played a key role in shaping the success of our wholesale products and networks.
CA(SA), B. Compt (Hons) & CTA (UNISA), Advanced Exec. Programme (SBL), MSc Proj. Man. (UP)
Banie van Vollenhoven brings 34 years of experience to Openserve, having held executive roles as creator of the Eskom Finance Co and head of Absa’s Property Development Company.
B. COMPT, MCIPS
After joining us in 2014, Ben van Zyl has brought Openserve an extensive knowledge and understanding in strategic sourcing in the financial services industry, which he gained from his time at Merrill Lynch in London, as well as ABSA.
M.Eng Electronic/Electrical Engineering (UJ)
Hugo van Zyl has a background in telecommunications, having held various leadership positions at Vodacom and Nokia Siemens before joining the Telkom team in 2008. Since then, his many management roles have insured the excellence of our offering.
B.A. Social Worker, Postgrad Dip HRM, B.Soc.Sc (Hons)
Kgomotso Molobye joined Openserve in September 2016 as the head of HR. Her career in Human Resources boasts experience at big corporates such as Standard Bank, Sasol Ltd, AngloGold Ashanti and Edcon.
CA (SA), Leading Executive Program (UCT GSB), B.Com Hons (UCT)
Lucas Ndala joined Openserve in 2015 after his successes as Acting CEO and Finance Director of Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Ltd, and the CEO for Mining Oil and Gas Services (MOGS).
ND Electronic Engineering (DUT)
Prenesh Padayachee joined us in January 2015, bringing with him a wealth of expertise gathered from his work as a Technical Advisor at IBM, CTO for Internet Solutions and board member for both Dimension Data SA and “Always On.”
BSc Comp Sci, M.Info System, MBA
Pushkar Gokhale has been with Openserve since 2012 as part of the Executive Team in IT. Before joining us he was a leading consultant for multiple telecommunications companies across Australia, India, USA, Zambia and Ghana.