Meet the Team

ECAT Executive Director

Rethabile Matekane Marketing Director

Rethabile’s work experience spans to almost 20 years in the Marketing Industry. She has a strong background in areas such as Strategy, brand strategy, Marketing, PR, Communication, Business development to mention a few. Rethabile worked for companies like Lion of Africa Insurance & Lion of Africa Life Insurance as Head- Group Marketing, Old Mutual SA as Senior Marketing Consultant Northern Region PFA, Old Mutual Emerging Markets as Senior Project Manager- Marketing. Director and worked as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of WAY FINANCIAL SERVICES (WAYFS) FSP50619, an Insurance Life Cell Captive underwritten by Guardrisk Insurance Company Limited FSP46. For the past two years working as the Chief Executive Officer for WAYFS, her role was to incept the Life Cell captive (Long term Insurance). To ensure license requirements are met. The Cell captive insurance license was granted on the 31st of July 2018, The Cell captive operates in the Assistance business selling funeral benefit product and in the Life space, building new products such as Life cover, Disability, Dreaded Disease..... read more +

She is currently an Executive Director (Marketing Director) at ECAT Online System, responsible to overseeing the development and implementation of marketing strategies to drive sales and build brand awareness. Her responsibilities include developing an overall marketing plan, approving campaigns and measuring the return on investment of various advertising methods.

Rethabile is an astute and level-headed strategic thinker backed by industry recognized expertise in the fields of Marketing, Brand Innovation, Content writing, Communications Management, Corporate Social Investment, Business Development and Stakeholder Relations. Her skills include Leadership skill, Creative Skill, Business Communication and writing Skills, Negotiation Skill, Influencing Skill, Project Management skill, Analytical skill, Computer Skill, Business Strategy and Marketing Strategy skills, Networking Skill.

She is an intelligent business leader with managerial, professional etiquette. She is a hard worker, innovative, committed, and forward-thinking leader, who holds a post Graduate degree in Management advance programme (MAP98) from the WITS Business. She holds a degree in Master of Management in Strategic Marketing at the WITS Business School. It is in this same regard, that Rethabile is one of the many sought after female industry experts in the field of marketing and Insurance.

She is a success oriented, self-motivated and determined all round marketing expert who holds various academic accreditations from well recognized institutions such as the WITS Business School, University of Cape Town’s- Graduate School of Business, Damelin, the Old Mutual Business School and the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM), (Insurance Regulatory Examination (RE5) to name a few.

She is passionate about empowering women!
In 2016 she was selected to join the panel of judges at the Standard Bank Top Woman Awards.

Hugo GauthierFounder and Managing Director

Hugo is the founder of ECAT Online System. He is undoubtedly one of the few experts in South Africa specialising in online systems for the building industry. His knowledge in all the fields of online development makes him an asset to his clients and alliance partners. Over the years Hugo has developed a strong relationship with key players in the electrical, plumbing & hardware industry and his good understanding of the industry, combined with his knowledge of Google, makes him the perfect candidate for any online marketing strategy. His business skills, life skills, online knowledge, language and acute understanding of the building & online marketing industry makes him the perfect choice of any alliance partners based locally or internationally...read more +

Hugo graduated as an Electronic Engineer at Montreal Ecole Polytechnique in 1992 and did his final year project at the CNRS research centre in Toulouse, France. He worked 4 years in the electronic engineering field before deciding to travel at the age of 27.

In 2002 Hugo established an Online web development and online Marketing Agency called ECAT Online System (ECAT). ECAT is a South African company, based in Pretoria. The company has an astounding track record in web design, and online development and serves medium to large businesses in South Africa and internationally.

The team of experts ensures that the clients are kept up to date with all the latest technology available. ECAT has built a reputable image of quality excellence and professionalism within the online market. This can be seen through the extensive clientele and through the various client's steadfast loyalty and the high-quality websites and online systems. ECAT’s commitment to their clients is captured in their brand promise “Creating business online”.

Hugo is a dedicated individual who believes in the future of South Africa and understands that to achieve a brighter future for all, we must stand together regardless of race, conviction and belief and work together as a united front.

Founder of ECAT Online System
Head Developer

Tyron Evert Head Developer

Tyron is an analytical and detail orientated individual, capable of Designing, Developing and Implementing systems according to given requirements. He has strong skills in Critical thinking, Problem solving, Teamwork, Self-Development and Mathematical Aptitude. He enjoys dabbling in new technologies in his free time to stay relevant in his field. Tyron has been programming since 2010 and has a working knowledge of many types of technologies used in the IT industry such as HTML/CSS/JavaScript, SQL, C# / .Net, XML & Associated Technologies, PHP, Windows / Unix Based OS’s, Objective-C / C++ and Qt framework / Java / Python / LUA / NoSQL....read more +

He has 6 Years of experience in developing and maintaining all aspects of E-Commerce and static websites, internal systems, server and database management and mobile app development using web-based technologies. He developed and maintained over 100 different websites both front-end and back-end.

In 2014 he joined ECAT Online System as Head Developer and his key responsibilities include, Database Management, Server Management, External and Internal Systems Integration, API creation and automation, Content Management System Design and Development, Design and Develop Systems for E-Commerce sites (order posting, order tracking, 3D Product Viewing), Debug and Solve errors in all internal systems both server and browser side, Design, Develop and apply SEO strategies, Measure analytical data to improve and speed up current systems, Apply web based strategies to create Mobile Apps for Android and Apple and DevOps.

HIn 2012 he Pangolin Construction CC, a Family business, which he helped on some weekends when needed, and his responsibilities were, basic Office work, operate a Laser cutting/engraving Machine, quoting customers, creating and Designing physical products using various vector-based programs and basic technical support.

Tyron matriculated at Abbotts College in Silver Lakes and achieved 5 distinctions in 2012. In 2013, he joined the University of Pretoria for 4 years; 1 and half years of the variant of mechatronics then switched to computer Sciences. He did not complete the degree; however he is intending to complete as soon as he can. Tyron is a self-taught developer mainly.

Bongumusa Ngwenya (Musa) Senior Web Developer

Musa is a highly competent IT professional with a proven track record in Designing Websites, Development, and SEO. He has strong technical skills, business management, time management, communication as well as excellent interpersonal skills, enabling him to interact with a wide range of clients. Musa’s greatest passion in life is using his technical know-how to benefit other people and organisations....read more +

In 2015, during his 3rd year of study, he did his internship at Information Community Engagement Programme Company (ICEP)and worked as a student assistant for a period of 06 months, which was extended for another 6 months due to his dedication to his work. This is where his skills broadened even more in the IT world. With time, he developed very good communications skills including verbal and interpersonal which are the most important in his chosen field of study. In 2017 he joined ECAT Online System as a Junior Website Developer and continued to work his way up. He later got a promotion as a Senior Website Developer and was offered shares in the company.

Musa holds a Diploma in Information Technology from Tshwane University of Technology-best recognized for producing quality IT students. He was acquitted with several programming languages such as HTML5, CSS3, C#, PhP and python just to name a few.

His interests outside of the IT world, include the Meter Taxi business which he established in 2021. He inherited his grandmother's farm which he is also very passionate about and is looking to start Cattle Farming business at a later stage.

Senior Web Developer
IT Database Administrator

Sibusiso NtshakalaGoogle AdWords & Google Shop Expert / IT Database Administrator

Sibusiso is a self-motivated creative and analytical thinker with a proven track record as a good communicator (verbal and written), a leader and a team player

In 2012 he joined ECAT Online System as an IT Database Administrator. His key responsibilities include, Google AdWords/Shopping Expert, Google Business Listings, Google Analytics, General administrative duties, Data capturing, Content creation & management, Social Media Management. Prior to that he worked for Barnstone Corporate Services and Swissport SA (Pty) Ltd, where he worked as a Change Management Consultant, a Facilitator, and Baggage Administrator.....read more +

While working with Barnstone, Sibusiso was entrusted to share very sensitive information in many multi-million BBBEE/ Share ownership schemes, among which included the Impala Platinum’s Morokotso Trust, AECI and Assore Limited. He was also part of the Change Management Consultants team which implemented Change Management in Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) when moving from three Regional based operations to a 6 Business Units (BU) based operations.

He is a graduate from the University of Zululand with a Bachelors’ degree in Administration specializing in Industrial Psychology.
Outside of the Online marketing space, Sibusiso has successfully self-published two best-selling books, working toward publishing his third. He is also working as a Tour Guide for one of South Africa’s leading Tour Operator (Travel2Africa).

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