Wayne Zwiers Basalt
Wayne Zwiers, founder of Basalt

Black Beard, South Africa’s tech solutions startup, rebrands to Basalt and the company is planning global expansion.

The company’s key services include strategic innovative solutions development; web, system and app development; user acceptance testing; migration and porting; technical support; technical architecture; sustained engineering and personalised service.

With its bold and sometimes unconventional style, Basalt has built transformative solutions for some of Africa’s major healthcare and financial institutions.

Despite being a young company (founded in 2017), Basalt already has an impressive client portfolio including Standard Bank, Discovery, Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management, Investec Property, OUTsurance, Capricorn Fund Managers, NewzroomAfrik, Neopak and Buyisa Private Equity Fund.

The full-service technology innovator’s CEO and founder, Wayne Zwiers, explains that in a fast-changing business ecosystem, it was time to differentiate and develop a brand positioning that truly reflects the unique ethos, team and expertise of the pioneering company.

“While Basalt retains Black Beard’s quest for the ‘next best’, we’re also more certain of who we are, our key skills and expertise, and how we can harness our ideas to break new ground for clients and partners,” he says.

“Basalt sits at the intersection of technology and humanity, allowing both to propel businesses and organisations into a future characterised by innovation and energy. We revolutionise companies and sectors by harnessing tech solutions that are grounded in humanity.”

Global expansion

The company’s highly diverse team of specialists (located in various locations) leverage the latest technologies and embrace the power of global collaboration.

Basalt has operations in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, and the company said it will soon have a presence in Kyiv (Ukraine), London and Sydney.

 “We bring highly disruptive innovations to market quickly, giving companies a first-mover advantage,” says Zwiers.

“By harnessing our Emergent Strategies approach, we can refine innovations rapidly and cost-effectively using real-world market feedback.”

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