Ntsako Mgiba is a Mechatronics engineer, educated at UCT. He is an ambitious and charismatic young man who is passionate about leadership, and social innovation. He plans to affect change on the African continent through technological solutions to the many challenges we face. He sees Africa as a continent “pregnant with opportunity” and he plans to take advantage of the opportunities that come his way.
Ntando Shezi has a finance background and is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. He has a deep interest in emerging markets and exploring how they could be transformed through tech innovation. He would love to spend the next few years working in the Kenya or Israel learning about the start-up culture and finding ways to grow that culture in South Africa.
JONGA is a tech startup and social enterprise that operates in the security space in low income communities. We provide a low cost and most importantly community-based alert systems for lower to middle-income households and small businesses.
The Jonga system is a 2-part solution that consists of a hardware control panel which houses the sensor unit and electronics boards, which is securely mounted on the ceiling and monitors a room for any movement and a mobile application that gives you centralized control of your home system.
The device is battery operated and therefore independent of the power supply at the home. The communication between the device and the Jonga system is utilising a new “Internet of Things” network protocol. To date, there is no known application of these protocols for security in South Africa.