Muziwakhe Makhaye (1962 – 2021)

The South African Mobile Devices Distributors and Repairs (SAMDDRA) mourns the passing of its Chairman, Mr. Muziwakhe Makhaye.

Mr Makhaye left an indelible mark in the sector by demonstrating selfless passion for the success of SMMEs. His dream has always been to unearth opportunities to benefit not only members of the ICT SMME Chamber, but the ICT industry in general, thus the country and the African continent. It is because of such a dedication to the general good that he led the creation of the ICT SMME Chamber from which he then advanced the creation of SAMDDRA, amongst other entities.

Mr Makhaye supported many initiatives on behalf of the ICT industry in general. He recently played a pivotal role advocating  and participating in the development of MICT SETA 4IR qualifications. Among them and with a direct interest to SAMDDRA, he has contributed specifically in the Mobile Computing Devices repair qualification which is opening up opportunities to millions of people mainly in South Africa but also in the SADC region and the African continent.

The SAMDDRA team will carry on with his legacy to advocate for excellence in ICT trainings, professionalism for repair technicians and SMMEs, excellent services for the public and employment creation.  
SAMDDRA wishes to express its condolences to the Makhaye family, his friends and colleagues.

Details of the ICT Sector Memorial and Funeral Service are as follows:
ICT Sector Memorial Service
Date: Tuesday, 16th November 2021
Time: 12h00 – 16h00
Venue: TBC
Streaming Links: TBC

Funeral Service
Date: Wednesday, 17th November 2021
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
Streaming Links: TBC