Managing Director of Cognition.Online and qualified Structural Engineer. A notable entrepreneur in the education and technology sectors, he is responsible for the creation of the first two-sided network of its kind in the education sector.
Rapelang’s primary business focuses are Rekindle Learning, a highly innovative learning technology company, and Nisela Capital, a pioneering private equity and advisory firm. Rapelang’s journey began as the founding CEO of Yeigo, an innovative startup that developed some of the world’s earliest mobile VoIP applications in 2006. She obtained a BBusSci Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, solidifying her technical and business background. She is inspired by the belief that there have to be better, simpler and more effective ways of doing things, using the power of technology.
Phumlani holds a Masters degree in Development Economics from the University of Johannesburg and a BCom degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Cape Town. Phumlani has done economic research for DNA Economics (Pty) Ltd and Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) in Pretoria and Cape Town respectively. He is a Richard Branson Entrepreneur, Seed Institute Entrepreneur and MD of Phumlani Nkontwana Consultants (Pty) Ltd.