Company Info


Pumla Fundiswa Radebe - Chairperson

Radebe specialises in social analysis, project planning and management, and has more than 20 years experience at local and regional government level. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from the University of Fort Hare, a Certificate in Municipal Management from Rand Afrikaans University and a Certificate in Project Management from Pretoria Technikon.

Radebe is a Managing Partner of Bungane Development Consultants (a Social Development, Project Planning and Management, and Transport Planning Consultancy), the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Johannesburg City Parks, President of the Institute of Environment Recreation Management (Africa) as well as a member of the International Federation for Parks and Recreation Administration.

She is a member of the South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession, an examiner on the Films and Publications Board and a board member of the Independent Development Trust.

Sonwabo Eddie Funde M.Sc - Director

Funde is a qualified Electrical Engineer, and holds a Master of Science degree from the St Petersburg Polytechnical Institute (formerly Leningrad Polytechnical Institute). He is currently the Executive Chairman of Kemilinks International (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, a director of Murray and Roberts Holdings Limited, a director of Eskom Holdings Limited, Acting Chair of the Board of Directors if the National Institute for Economic Policy (NIEP), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Independent Development Trust (IDT), Chairperson of the TW Kambule Education, Training and Development Trust, a member of the Advisory Council of the Monash University in South Africa and has recently been appointed as Chairman of the SABC.

He is a Deputy Chairperson of the Presidential National Commission on Information Society and Development, the founder President of the South African Communications Forum (SACF) and has served as Deputy Chairman of the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, director of the Facilitation Portfolio of the IDT, Executive Director of SARDET, and as a director of Denel.

Gary Fortuin

Educated in Progress College in Rosebank, Cape Town, Fortuin has a broad range of ICT experience garnered at organisations like Syfrets, Open Technology Solutions, Denel Informatics, Sourcecom and Xantium.

In 1998 he concluded a deal with the South African Civil Aviation Authority to implement an entirely new IT network, including hardware, software, networking, training and project management. In 1999, he concluded one of the largest Microsoft Enterprise licensing deals in Africa (in excess of R300m) with the Gauteng Provincial Government, and in 2001 was involved in securing the sole HP hardware deal for the Gauteng Online (GOL) project.

Company Info

Impi Linux is a South African company that develops, releases, supports and maintains the ImpiLinux operating system. It is also an official representative of Ubuntu and an official Ubuntu support provider in Africa.

Impi Linux' primary business centres around the development of enterprise operating systems to exact customer requirement. This involves doing an audit of existing systems, documenting existing infrastructure, evaluating an organisation's readiness to migrate to the Impi Linux operating system, developing a strategy for the migration, documenting migration paths and then building a distribution, incorporating both open source and proprietary software to meet the customer's exact requirements. Training (including certification), facilitation and change management services are also offered.

Impi considers its engagements with customers to be partnerships, not short-term sales deals. That it is an African company means that should customers require bug-fixes, or product changes, these are done on a face-to-face, hands-on basis. Support is available via e-mail, telephone or face-to-face.

The company is focused on both government and private sector business in South Africa and Africa.

As an official Ubuntu representative, it has immediate access to Ubuntu's international development team, extensive driver database and internationally accredited software. ImpiLinux bases all of its product offerings on the standards that Ubuntu is built around. This guarantees seamless interoperability of all Impi Linux products with all Linux standards-based products.

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