Who we are
In 1993, the first GSM Networks were installed in Africa opening the door to exciting new business opportunities in the telecommunications sector. 4C Group’s journey began a decade later when our pioneering founder, Rudolph Du Plessis, combined his extensive on the ground experience in information technology with a desire to solve some of the continent’s biggest technology challenges.
With a firm belief that data is the best fuel for innovation, and a keen awareness of the unique set of challenges presented by the continent’s diversity, Rudolph and his dynamic team set about designing information management solutions for Africa in Africa. And so, the iNSight Solutions Suite was born – a robust, scalable, secure, and affordable solution specifically designed to support enterprise data management in the telecommunication sector.
“We manage your technology so you
can manage your business”
Rudolph Du Plessis – Founder and CEO
Growth and innovation
Over time we have built up a motivated and innovative team and amassed extensive industry-specific knowledge, which has allowed us to evolve in close alignment with the needs of Africa’s telecommunication industry. We now offer and support broad functionality across several domains critical to mobile network operators, including information management, business assurance and business systems, which has been adopted by many of telecoms biggest players.
One of our biggest innovations has been our movement into the disruptive FinTech space. Our iNSight Payment Gateway allows our clients to harness the power of Mobile Money, which is a mobile financial service widely offered in emerging markets where the population is largely unbanked. This platform allows for the transfer of money between mobile phones and SIM-enabled devices so users can receive, withdraw and send money, and make payments. Today our fintech solutions provide mobile financial services to millions of mobile money users across Africa on behalf of our customers, and that number is growing daily.
What we stand for
We continue to be guided by the four core values that have become the cornerstones of our business – Trust, Respect, Transparency and Agility. We believe that this has allowed us to continue to supply and support dynamic and cutting-edge technology and build long-lasting client relationships based on our superior service levels.
We are committed to making a positive impact on the continent we love. By supporting Communication Service Providers in their transformative journey towards becoming Digital Service Providers, 4C Group continues to play an integral part in enabling digital and financial inclusion that drives economic growth and expansion in Africa.
With current operations in South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, and Mauritius, we have an extensive African footprint. We pride ourselves on creating local employment opportunities in each of the markets we operate in. We are committed to creating a highly skilled workforce through knowledge sharing and critical skills transfer, while harnessing local knowledge of culture and customs to ensure we provide a solution with the best fit possible.
Where to from here?
Over the last 18 years our agility has allowed us to evolve from data management specialists to a company that has kept our clients on the cutting edge of technology.
As Africa moves into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and exciting new technologies like 5G and the Internet of Things begin to gain traction, we are confident that we are best positioned to continually deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving information and financial technology challenges of enterprises that operate in emerging markets.