Rapelang Rabana is the co-founder and CEO of Yeigo Communications and Global Head of Research and Development at the TelFree Group.

Rapelang was selected as an Endeavour ‘high-impact’ Entrepreneur in 2007, a global non-profit organisation that identifies and supports innovative, high-growth entrepreneurs in emerging markets. In 2010, Rapelang was the youngest Grand Juror selected among industry experts across the world, for the United Nations’ World Summit Awards for M-Content that assessed over 400 mobile content applications from 100 UN member states. She has also been appointed as an Ambassador for the United Nations’ World Youth Summit Awards that recognize outstanding youth-led initiatives using innovative technology to address the Millenium Development Goals.

Rapelang as co-founder and CEO of SA based, software development organisation, Yeigo, oversaw the company’s integration into the TelFree Group of companies in 2008. Now as Global Head of R&D, she and her colleagues in Cape Town and Pretoria continue to ensure that the telecommunications pioneer remains at the forefront of