JONGA is a security technology company that aims to make home security accessible to all by providing affordable, community-based home monitoring systems. Our solution consist of a motion sensor module and mobile application that collectively detect and notify you of intrusions in your household and prompt you to panic which connects you to a caring community that can assist you at the time of the incident.
JONGA was founded off the back of a personal experience by Co-Founder, Ntsako Mgiba, who was burgled whilst visiting his aunt in Witbank in a local township. On that evening 5 other houses in the same street were also broken into and this was only figured out when it was too late. Police only managed to show up late the following day and to this date, there’s been no follow up on the incident. One can’t help but think how the situation could’ve gone differently had one of the community members been notified after the first break-in, chances are each of the households could’ve protected their own possessions or even assist any of their neighbours. That’s where the idea was born, to develop an alarm system that allows community members to be able to communicate to one another in the event of intrusions.
Ntsako Mgiba is a Mechatronics engineer, educated at UCT. He is an ambitious and charismatic young man who is passionate about leadership, and social innovation. He plans to affect change on the African continent through technological solutions to the many challenges we face. He sees Africa as a continent “pregnant with opportunity” and he plans to take advantage of the opportunities that come his way.
Ntando Shezi has a finance background and is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. He has a deep interest in emerging markets and exploring how they could be transformed through tech innovation. He would love to spend the next few years working in the Kenya or Israel learning about the start-up culture and finding ways to grow that culture in South Africa.
Melvyn is a ‘Young Global Shaper’ and entrepreneur who completed his undergraduate in Actuarial Sciences at UCT. He furthered his studies at the University of Oxford, UK, in Public Policy & Educational technology under the Rhodes Scholarship. He has corporate experience from the likes of BCG, Goldman Sachs int. and so on. He founded and heads up sales for Go1.com, a global training management platform that has a presence in 26 countries around the world.
Dale is an highly accredited Executive coach & strategic facilitator who did his MA at Middlesex University, UK. He is a businessman who has served as a corporate executive, heading up consumer banking in SA for Standard Charted Bank, and also grown and sold technology companies in the early days of the internet. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of GetSmarter, a platform that offers online short courses from the world’s most reputable universities.