We are excited for you to meet Moepi Setona, the founder of Saya-Setona.
As you know, here at SYH, we are inspired by men and women that go all out for what they are passionate about, we are inspired by their hustle and the spirit of perseverance, and Moepi Setona’s journey is one that inspires us.
Learn how he got his hustle together to birth Saya-Setona:
No ordinary man . A tailored suit. Clean cut. Relatively shiny shoes. A well-oiled car and a crisp accent. That’s what ‘getting by’ looks like. That is what we associate progression with, looking a certain way, which should automatically put one on some or other socially constructed pedestal. The ‘dress like who you want to be’ mantra is one I have always fully embraced, until I meet a brilliant mind in shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops.
Plot Twist. How often do we look past the guy who cannot string together a coherent sentence and disregard him as stupid? Why is it that the default setting for greatness is whiteness?
Moepi, meaning ‘Philosopher’ is a soft-spoken entrepreneur, who is boldly taking over the tech space and an innovator. As someone who hails from the streets of Ekurhuleni, with my roots firmly planted in the Free State, I am all too familiar with the township and its flawed foundations.
Furthermore, I am acutely aware of two things: firstly, the need for better transparency and government services and, secondly, the proliferation of mobile devices across all South African communities.
In 2016, I started Saya-Setona, with the ambition of creating a series of next generation enterprise solutions. Our solutions are designed to deliver key systems and technology management services that are vital to ICT organizations in meeting their current and future challenges.
Very quickly, I realised the opportunity that exists in South Africa to create solutions, not only for enterprises but for government and, more importantly, for the benefit of the citizens of South Africa. It was at that point that I decided to create a set of mobile services that could be the link between South African citizens and their municipal governments. For me, it was essential that those services didn’t just operate on smartphones but also delivered for citizens with feature phones.
From this realisation, “Let’s Talk” was born. Let’s Talk is a range of mobile technology services made available to citizens through a smartphone app, which functions on all operating systems, SMS based services and embraces USSD functionality as well.
I self funded the business from my on saving after resigning from an multi national ICT company which was listed on the JSE. Sold my 2 cars moved out of the townhouse to go back home and start the business with not credit.
We are 24 months in operation to date. The international partners we have, IBM, Microsoft and CaveDigital.
I have appointed 2 key broad of Advisory whom are multi millionaires with international business across 9 country’s, which we will be announcing them at our product launch 28th or 29th June 2018. The fact that we haven’t closed shop and it’s 2 years with not funding.
Digital content creation and Customer facing presentation
Yes, a full time F1 racing driver
http://letstalk.net.za/ Our solution
Our solution: @Gov2CitizensApp
Company page: SayaSetona
Our solution page: @G2CApp
Our solution page: @Citizen_Participation
“Experience will teach you things that passion will never teach you, experience is the best teacher.” By Moepi Setona