Rapelang Rabana is the Co-Founder and CEO of Yeigo Communications.
Shortly after completing her studies at the University of Cape Town, Rapelang and her classmates founded Yeigo Communications in 2005.
In 2008, Swiss telecommunications company Telfree acquired the majority share in Yeigo Communications.
Rapelang was later appointed as Global Head of Research and Development of Telfree.
After its launch in 2007, Yeigo was one of the first companies in the world to offer VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services for mobile phones.
Yeigo allows users who have downloaded the application to speak to each other – absolutely free.
In addition, users are a able to use platforms such as Facebook, Skype, GoogleTalk, MSN Messenger, ICQ, AIM and Jabber to message or call other users for free.
Rabana has been listed in Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans You Must Take to Lunch feature in 2008 and is a recipient of the 2007 BBQ Young Business Achiever Award winner.
Rabana has been featured in numerous print publications in South Africa including Oprah, Financial Mail, Destiny, Finance Week, Sunday Times, Business Report and Fair Lady. In her spare time, Rapelang enjoys reclining with a nice book to unwind from the stresses of running her business.
Rapelang holds a Bachelor in Business Science degree in Computer Science and Finance from the University of Cape Town and Matriculated from Roedean School with seven distinctions.