Our Story

Phakamo was founded by Mr Lucas Ledwaba of Ndebele descent with employee #1 Hubert okine of Ghanaian descent, and as the inside joke at Phakamo goes what do you get when an Ndebele and Ghananian walk into a bar? A Pan-African Inspired Security Operations centre of excellence called Phakamo Tech

Phakamo was founded in 2010 by its founder with the sole intent of building a cyber security organisation that would serve as the becon of excellence on the African continent and provide a meaningful, actionable and impactful platform/avenue for youth in general and black youth in particular and especially black women in south Africa, the continent and the broader African diaspora within the area of cyber security. 

Fast forward to today Phakamo is an award winning services partner with Microsoft, an OEM advanced specialisation partner in the area of cyber security, one of a few cyber security companies with an all women cyber defence team and a preferred in-country/MEA Managed Microsoft Cyber security partner of choice.

The founder and board of Phakamo remain steadfast in their commitment to make their contributions towards building a truly Pan-African Cyber Security brand that will out-live them, but more importantly stand the test of time anchored by the dynamic energy of its youth population. Phakamo continues to add pages to its layered story which is premised on young africans taking the mantle to bring truth to the saying “ it is Africa’s Time”