Cloud Leap Technology

Cloud Leap Technology Limited is a public company duly incorporated under the
laws of the Republic of South Africa under registration number 2017/038925/06.


Newly formed Cloud Leap plans to raise capital by way of a private placement and list by way of introduction as a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) on the JSE.

With the proceeds, Cloud Leap aims to build an ICT group through executing shareholder approved acquisitions in an increasingly attractive investment segment.


To build a listed technology group that will facilitate and capitalise on businesses taking the Leap into the Cloud.

Cloud Leap will grow through aggressive acquisitions and organically into a significant force in the ICT sector with significant market capitalisation within 3 years of the first acquisition.


To acquire, redesign and/or develop a series of enabling technologies that can position it as the leading cloud computing provider in the Southern African market.

Board of Directors

Marnus van Niekerk

Founder / Chief Executive

  • Two decades experience starting, growing and successfully exiting technology businesses in South Africa
  • Co-founder and former CEO of Ticketpro
  • Founder of MJVN Internet, which grew into one of the largest consumer ISP's
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Computer Science)
Anton Groenewald

Chief Operating Officer

  • Executive director in various government departments and private entities for over 20 years
  • Founder and Managing Director of Cellar in the City
  • Managing Director of Amgro Services - a specialist Economic Impact Assessment consultancy
  • Bachelor in Economics, Bachelor in Finance (Hons), MBA
Kagisho Bapelo

Chief Financial Officer

  • Bachelor of Commerce, CA(SA)
  • Executive training from McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University in Washington DC
  • Over a decade experience in financial services, in particular external audit and investment appraisals
  • Formerly part of turnaround strategies and financial analysis teams at the IDC
Brian Cape

Non-Executive Chairman

  • Internationally recognized leader in business
  • Founder and former CEO of Samsung Electronics SA
  • Founder and CEO of HiTech-Doctors, a cloud based company that provides unique technology allowing doctors to see patients securely via the Internet.
  • Former CEO of Multinational Galtronics Limited
  • Former CEO of Tek Electronics
Amanda Dambuza


  • Over 15 years corporate experience with senior roles in all four major banks and JSE listed IT companies
  • Founder and CEO of Uyandiswa Project Management Services
  • Former CIO, Enterprise Shared Services, Barclays Africa
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences
Justin Sampson


  • 15-year veteran of the marketing industry
  • CEO of S-Factor
  • Joint Managing Director of Back Page Media
  • Founder of EXP Sponsorship, which was the most awarded sponsorship agency in South Africa (sold to SAIL in 2009)
  • Former CEO of SAIL
Sisanda Tuku


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), CA(SA)
  • CEO of BPS Capital
  • Former Financial Consultant at Investec Bank - Specialised Finance
  • Extensive deal structuring experience including BEE
  • Completed articles at ABSA Bank
Atholl Tomlinson


  • Over two decades experience in audit, finance and technology management
  • Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Different Life
  • Former Head of Business Information Management for ABSA Financial Services.
  • Former Knowledge and Information Manager for Nampak Ltd
  • Bachelor of Accounting Science
Rhulani Garine


  • Founder and Chairman of Yaden Technologies
  • Head of Africa for Celframe Corporation and Pudur Corporation
  • Founder and Director of Capital Growth Solutions and Director of Emerald Sky Investments
  • Investor in Red Cherry Television