From humble beginnings to becoming a “world class” information management, consultancy and technology Solutions Company focused on IT solutions
iTMaster was the brain child of 3 visionary women from different facets of life. The common factor was that these women had a passion for excellence and a vision to establish a Company that would be a Company of choice. It was then that Ina Venter, Leah Matlala and Dr. Ven Pillay saw their vision take life and iTMaster was born in 2001. It was the first all women owned and managed SMME in Limpopo and iTMaster was instrumental in delivering quality services to several government and state owned entities.
These visionary women had a strong sense that this company would revolutionise the way business was done and that one day, iTMaster would become a “world class” Company of choice. More than a decade later, iTMaster has fulfilled that vision. The leadership has changed but the vision has been achieved and today iTMaster is a multi-million rand ICT Company of choice.
The ICT industry is ever-changing and ever expanding. iTMaster has positioned itself to embrace this in order to ensure its clients are at the front of technology and be afforded ICT services that distinguishes themselves as a company of choice. iTMaster prides itself on its people and the ability to listen and understand its Clients. The key factor is building long term sustainable relationships and partnerships. It is this ethos and practice that has accelerated iTMaster’s success and growth.
iTMaster is a level 1 BBBEE contributor, being majority woman owned and youth owned, with more than 15 years experience in all the sectors of the ICT industry.
iTMaster has presence in all nine provinces within South Africa and is an ISO Certified Company.
The legend of our mascot – The Dung Beetle
The Dung Beetle, despite its diminutive size has become tantamount for strength, power, tenacity and determination. Leading experts have named the Dung Beetle as the world’s strongest insect. The Dung Beetle has a disposal capacity that is 250 times heavier than itself in one night which is equivalent of a person pulling 6 fully laden double decker buses, making it truly remarkable and extraordinary. It is believed that Dung Beetle has been in existence for 40 million years.
Like the Dung Beetle that is secure in its strength, iTMaster is passionate about its vision to become a “world class” ICT Company, a Company of choice based on its superior service offerings, ethos and zeal to succeed. iTMaster’s strength is in its people and its ability to listen and exceed client’s expectations. Like the Dung Beetle, iTMaster has the strength and vigour to exceed expectations and plan on being around for generations to come.
Dung Beetle, iTMaster is honoured and proud to elect you as its mascot.
Manosi Leah Matlala
Leah’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to several successful ventures ranging from ICT and mining to industrial construction. In her early years, Leah’s passion led her down the career path of becoming a health care professional of which she spent 16 years of dedicated service to the public. Her enthusiasm to become a self-made successful business woman was quickly propelled when she ventured into the industry and started utilising her diplomatic skills, radical mind-set and visionary focus for business development and establishing niche market services. Leah is a founding member of iTMaster and believed that the company could become a catalyst in Limpopo which could render “world class” IT services. Leah’s forte is in Communications and Management. This has given her the edge to be elected to several Boards and Leadership Advisory Bodies and even elected as Chairperson on a number of such Boards. Her passion is in mentorship and development of youth with a particular focus and interest in social upliftment and wellbeing of underprivileged communities. Her strong belief is that “the youth of today are the leaders for tomorrow”. With that belief, Leah strides to making it a reality by embracing and propagating youth development.
In 2001, Ina was the visionary that imagined the dawn of a new ICT company, a company that would differentiate itself from its competitors, purely based on its world class service offerings, business etiquette, reliability, trust and above all, strong bonded relationships with clients. It was then that iTMaster was born as the first all women empowered, owned and managed Company in the former Pietersburg which is now known as Polokwane. Ina is no stranger to the ICT arena. From the early days, Ina was a Programmer with vast knowledge in application systems, business analysis and project management. She assumed the role of Managing Director when iTMaster was established and has a long outstanding history of business acumen. Ina’s proven results driven ability demonstrates her strong leadership qualities that has steered iTMaster to be the service provider of choice in this fast paced dynamic economy. This rare leadership is an asset to any company and Ina is without a doubt a leader of the 21st Century Digital Age.
Emmanuel (Stanton) Pillay
Stanton joined iTMaster in 2004 as a Junior Technician in the Technical Services Division. His zeal and tenacity to deliver customer satisfaction and value for money quickly propelled him into the Sales and Marketing Division. This was the stepping stone in his career, which brought out his natural talent of being attentive to the needs of his customer and delivering holistic, packaged end to end solutions to his vast market segment clientele. Stanton has an appetite for accomplishing the “impossible” and an even greater appetite for “quality and service excellence” He is now a Director in the Company and is spearheading the Company’s charge and vision to become the service provider of choice in the field of Information and Communication Technology. With his firm spiritual belief, executive education, esteemed business acumen and integrity, he believes that iTMaster is the Company that is set to revolutionise the way in which ICT solutions are delivered. With his motto “pursue excellence and success will follow” he takes on greater challenges, only keeping his eyes on the prize.