By the end of this year, South African tech entrepreneur, Alan Knott-Craig Jnr will no longer be at the helm of the Project Isizwe WiFi initiative, according to a report on TechCentral.

Knott-Craig will step down as CEO to focus on growing Herotel, a WiFi network startup announced back in August, which will act as a consolidator of existing local wireless internet service providers when it launches in April 2016.

Taking over from Knott-Craig is Zahir Khan, who has been Project Isizwe’s COO since inception and, as the project’s main spokesperson, has been very hands-on with its operations and growth over the last two years.

Zahir Khan
Zahir Khan

Knott-Craig will stay on as one of Project Isizwe’s executive board members.

The company has also appointed three new board members who bring with them a wealth of business knowledge, including Nape Maepa, former chairman of Icasa, former National Treasury director-general, Estian Calitz and former SABS CEO, Martin Kuscus.

Kahn’s responsibilities will involve, among other things, expanding Project Isizwe into more provinces outside of Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape, where it’s currently running.

[Source – TechCentral, images – Project Isizwe]