Sixteen years ago, two chartered accountants saw the gap to start a specialist IT leasing company. There were no dedicated technology rental companies in SA at the time, and Zakhe Khuzwayo and DJ Kumbula started InnoVent with a desk and a phone. The business now has annual revenue in excess of R150m and has shown 25% annual growth over the past five years.

"We’re the Avis of IT equipment," says Khuzwayo of the business the two started after leaving work at a company that leased everything from construction equipment to vehicles and movable items. They wanted to start their own business, looked at a few options and identified this gap...

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