By Wallace Mawire
International Change Management Consultancy and training Firm, Snap
Tech International has opened its new branch in Zimbabwe saying that
the new dispensation opens new opportunities to improve the economy.
Snap Tech (Pty) Ltd is an accredited consulting and training company
and a leading provider of international best practice standards,
frameworks and models in project, programme and portfolio management
in South Africa and Africa.
According to Hector Vere, Snap Tech International Principal
Consultant, the company which is headquartered in South Africa has
also established footprints in Kenya, West Africa, Zambia and
Botswana. It is also reported that the firm will also be moving into
Vere said that there was great need for companies domiciled in
Africa to play their role to improve conditions in the continent. He
said in Zimbabwe the firm will help induce international best
practices on the consulting side of things.
“We wish to help Zimbabwean companies to follow international best
practices which have been lacking for a long time. Good methodologies
are needed that is why in most cases you funds not being properly used
in some projects and this affects economies,” Vere said.
Vere said that there has been a lot of red tape in Zimbabwe which has
been affecting business, but through their engagement with
stakeholders they have noted that the new era is on the path of
bringing new reforms.
He said that for example the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has made
tax reforms and relaxations which are welcome by investors.
Guy Eastoe, Snap Tech International CEO said that will have a focus
on creating change in Zimbabwe’s institutions to facilitate economic
He added that has played a critical role of training organisations
and individuals to be change agents and they also hope to do the same
through the new Zimbabwe office.
He said that their change management initiatives have benefited
corporations, companies, small businesses, the public sector and
Snap Tech International, says Zimbabweans and their government need
to treat their change agenda as announced by the President ED
Mnangagwa as a country-wide project in order to ensure success.
SnapTech’s Country Director for Zimbabwe, Dakarai Kuhlengisa, while
speaking at the launch of the local office of the World Wide
represented Change and Project Management Consultancy Firm, observed
that the change that the Zimbabwean government was driving for should
actually be treated as a country wide project to ensure its success.
“SnapTech is heartened by President ED Mnangagwa’s call for change
under this new dispensation but we must caution that Change and
Project Management are not easy and that there is need for this call
to action to be treated like a nation-wide project. We are so
confident in the new dispensation and its agenda that we have decided
to open a Zimbabwean office to help assist willing organisations get
help in project and change management,” explained Mr. Kuhlengisa.
“The call by our President for change and the declaration that
‘Zimbabwe is open for business’ is a massive integrated project that
requires the necessary project management skills in order to meet the
objectives within the expected timeframes and it is our honest and
sincere belief that they will be serious skills gaps in both the
private and public sector for ensuring that this massive project is
managed adequately,” added Kuhlengisa.
Kuhlengisa further explained that Zimbabweans will need training to up
skill them in project, programme and change management in order for
them to be ready to help drive change. This realisation that there
would be need for project management leadership now and in the future
has been the mains reason for the consultancy firm’s decision to open
shop in Zimbabwe.
SnapTech which is headquartered in South Africa is an international
firm which has been operating for 27 years with operations in South
Africa, it also has presence in Kenya, West Africa, Zambia, Botswana,
Europe and Australia. The company which is run by Zimbabweans had not
opened an office in its own backyard prior to this announcement.