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Key People

Meet our team, the strongest links in our chain.

Sibusiso Zitha

Chief Executive Officer
Zitha holds a BCom (Finance and Economics) degree from WITS and a PDBA from GIBS. Zitha has spent over 10 years in financial services. His career started in Investment Banking covering SADC, EU and US Capital Markets. After a fulfilling career between JP Morgan, Investec Bank and Barclays Capital, he established a business in the niche space of Financial Wellness and Employee Benefits. Driven by a purpose to empower the “voiceless” workers he joined forces with The Food and Allied Workers Union to give rise to what is today known as Basebenzi Investment Group; the investment wing of the union.

Martin West

Finance and Information Systems
Martin has 15 years financial services experience, with a focus on systems and credit risk. He joined iBuild at inception and has been responsible for the development and management of the lending systems, processes and risk management oversight. Prior to joining iBuild, Martin managed credit risk for Standard Bank in Africa and worked at Investec Specialist Bank. Martin holds a Masters in Finance and an Honours degree in Information Systems, both from the University of Cape Town.

Kurt Jurgens

Head Operations
Kurt was part of the team that launched IBUILD Home Loans in January 2017. He was subsequently appointed as executive Director of IBUILD, responsible for Credit Operations. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry, specializing in home loans. He has previously worked for Mortgage SA, (now known as Ooba), Integer Home Loans and GMG Trust.

Kurt completed his South African Estate Agency Board exam and Fundamentals of Real Estate in South Africa at the Pam Golding Training Academy.

(021) 224 0080

Pule Tsoute

Gauteng North Regional Manager
Pule Tsoute has over 20 years  experience in the financial industry, having worked for Standard bank, First National Bank, Nedbank and Alexander Forbes. He worked with mass market clients up to the high net worth clients(Private banking). He has numerous awards in his illustrious career in the financial industry that includes ‘’Best Performing banker”at Nedbank Gauteng central region 2010.Pule has a diploma in purchasing management from Vaal Triangle Technikon and National Certificate in HR.

(021) 701 7106

Tando Canham

Eastern Cape Regional Manager
Tando Canham has over 10 years invaluable experience in Business Development, Publishing, Marketing and Sales. Prior to devoting his services fulltime to iBuild Home Loans, Tando has served the following organizations directly or in association with collaborative organizations: the Black Business Chamber, Black Vision Media, Chamber Magazine, Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership, Cape Town Partnership, Western Cape Government, Liberia Entrepreneurial & Economic Development, New Patriotic Party (Ghana), ABSA, Mindshare, MTN, Cell C, and the list goes on. Tando Canham delights in being a key component of the team that will grow iBuild Home Loans to be an easily recognizable brand and lucrative business in the Southern African region.

Silumko Mayaba

Western Cape Regional Manager
Silumko has spent over 15 years in the financial services sector, specialising in products offered to the low-income segment of the market.  Having risen to the position of National Head: Affordable Housing at Absa Home loans, Silumko brings to IBuild a wealth of knowledge and experience which he gained during his tenure in various companies in the financial services sector.  Describing himself as a social entrepreneur, Silumko values the role that IBuild plays in uplifting communities, unlocking the value trapped in their properties and creating new income streams, relieving the individuals of the burden of unemployment and poverty.  Silumko holds qualifications in business management (Unisa) and advertising (AAA school of advertising).

Phumlani Hadebe

Gauteng South Regional Head
From a dominantly textile retail background, Phumlani brings with 10 years of retail banking experience having functioned as Regional Branch Manager for African Bank and Capitec Bank focusing largely in the credit environment. Along with personal insurance experience from both Sanlam SKY and African Bank. Most recently with SB Direct on various pilot projects under Standard Bank.

(021) 701 7106

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