To set the standard as Africa’s premier resource for technology and health solutions that will enhance and improve our lives today and in the future.

ABOUT US

Vision

To set the standard as Africa’s premier resource for technology and health solutions that will enhance and improve our lives today and in the future.

Mission

Lead the development and evolution of technology and health services on the African continent and uplift and empower our employees, our partners, our customers and the African people in the process.

The Blue Crane

“When a man distinguished himself by deeds of valour, or any other form of meritorious conduct, he was often decorated by an amaXhosa chief with the feathers of the Blue Crane. After a battle, the chief would organize a ceremony called Ukundzabela – a ceremony for the heroes, at which feathers would be presented. Men so honoured – they wore feathers sticking out of their hair – were known as men of ugaba (trouble) – the implication being that if trouble arose, these men would reinstate peace and order.’’

Technologies

Smart Building

With our unique Energy Solutions Management Systems and Smart Devices, we address Smart Building Management needs. Smart Energy Management encompasses monitoring entire buildings energy values; controlling, measuring, reporting and logging said values in hotels, hospitals and clinics, manufacturing facilities and the mining sector to name a few.

Smart Solar Lighting

The lighting industry is driven by a need to drastically reduce energy consumption. A major migration to energy saving LED lumina is taking place globally. The cost impact of lighting remains high accounting for over 45% of energy costs and municipalities are continually challenged to reduce costs but maintain adequate services especially to rural or non-powered areas.

Smart Energy Solution

With our unique Energy Solutions Management Systems and Smart Devices, we address the Smart Building Management needs around energy values, alarm management, control, measuring, reporting and logging, be that at properties that include hotels, hospitals, clinics, or mines.

Smart Billboard

Through the unique network communication abilities of our Smart Street Light product we are able to bring a range of benefits of Smart abilities at the street level.

300k Lighting Solution

300K Lighting Solutions has successfully combined the energy efficiencies of LED technology with the safety and cost improvements of their award winning connex range. They also have the ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

Smart Streetlight

Through the unique network communication abilities of our Smart Street Light product we are able to bring a range of benefits to the street light industry.

Cyberdefense as a Service (CaaS)

Our unique technology partner’s capability is way beyond commercial grade penetration testing and gives complete visibility of the threat landscape, exposing verified exploitable vulnerabilities.

Meet the Team

Amb Antoine Munyakazi-Juru
Executive Chairman
Ambassador Antoine Munyakazi – Juru is an arbitrator based in Kigali Rwanda. He is a former senior diplomat and has over 25 professional experience as a senior executive in the management of public and private institutions and supporting mechanisms to the private sector.
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Henri Thompson
Group Managing Director
Henri’s abilities range from investment consulting, conventional investment banking, including private debt and equity capital raising activities.
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Anthony Short
Director
Anthony is currently a director at GCP Capital Pty Ltd T/A Cabbel & Co and has been actively involved in the restructuring and raising of capital for public companies with assets onshore and offshore for over 20 years.
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Deon de Kock
Head of Technology
Deon’s abilities is in cutting edge technologies to bring “best in the world” solutions to Somerset’s clients, to solve problems that have been insurmountable before.
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Owen Brailsford
Head: Engineering, Water, Sanitation & Hydro Power
Owen has been involved in Electrical engineering (NHD) now for 30 years which lead to experience in water treatment, hydro-electric plants and Energy Efficiency.
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Gustav Klopper
Head: LED Lighting, Energy Efficiency & Power Generation
Gustav brings a wealth of experience to our clients in the fields of best-of-breed energy efficient LED lighting for offices and industrial applications.
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Bosco Rutayomba
Head Finance Rwanda
Bosco brings us experience of over fifteen years in Finance and Personnel Management in Public and Private sectors. He is an experienced consultant in Business Administration Management.
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Tim Hewan
CFO
Tim has been self-employed and running multiple investment and consulting businesses since 1982. The major corporate activities during his career include arranging a credit line that enabled a B-BBEE company to purchase timber and trading companies, eventually becoming the biggest in Africa.
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Stefan Gottlieb
Human Capital
Stefan is a Senior Executive at MAC Consulting, a large South African based management consultancy.
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Peter Carlisle CA (SA)
Audit & Advisory
Prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand where he completed his articles in 1993, Peter was educated at Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), graduating with a B.Com Honours (Accounting)
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Chiluba Mumbi
Strategist / Advisor
Chiluba is a Johannesburg based director of companies, interim executive, advisor and investor and has been instrumental in building up the South African mobile telephony group, MTN Group, substantially into its current form as the largest operator in Africa and a top ranked player in emerging markets as Group General Manager for Corporate Finance.
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Giving Back

Besides contributing finances to well-deserved and soundly run NPO’s, Somerset also engages with management to ensure that they are adequately skilled in corporate governance and the pre-requisite King Code Governance pillars of business. If you require any in depth documentation on the initiatives we have supported or have a project that The Somerset Group could possibly assist with, please send us an email.

The Somerset Group is a philanthropic company with a strong focus on assisting:

Amy Mary Thompson

She embodied the values that the Somerset Foundation is built on.

Partners

Contact us

Rwanda: Crystal Plaza, KN2, Ave 4, 2nd Floor Nyarugenge Kigali

South Africa: Unit 8 Commercial City, Tungsten Rd, Strijdom Park, Randburg, 2194