The Labit team is made up of full-time staff with various levels of expertise and qualifications. We pride ourselves in working hard and we are committed to making every effort possible to create jobs by establishing small businesses. We also have a vast network of consultants and experts (Friends of Labit & Co-LAB) that we often engage to nurture talented entrepreneurs.

Ivan Swartz

CEO / Founder

BA Communications, BA Hons Industrial Psychology & MBA (NWU)

MY MESSAGE: The youth of our country hold the key to building a stronger South Africa. I will dedicate the rest of my life to righteousness and bringing hope, motivating and inspiring whilst effecting change.

Sainte-Rica Akondzo

Marketing & Communications

Current BCom Business Management Student (UNISA)

MY JOURNEY: I started as an entrepreneur being part of the Labit Eco System, I was then offered an apprenticeship thereafter.

Kenan Barends

Training & Development Facilitator

ND Management (CPUT); CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting; Currently studying CIMA Diploma in Business Accounting

FUN FACT:  The closest thing to magic is Food & Music

Sulize Naude

Administration and Office Manager

BTH Theology (SATS)

MY GOAL FOR LABIT: That it would be a training facility for entrepreneurs, with each entrepreneur having a mentor to journey with them and to specifically focus on them (for personal growth) as well as their business.

Xander Janse van Rensburg

General Manager


PHILOSOPHY:  Focus on the future because the best is yet to come. You can only control what you think and how you react.

Dillon Warries

Junior Business Analyst

National Diploma in Business Management (Stadio Multiveristy)

INTERESTING FACT:  I started as an entrepreneur being part of the Labit Eco System, I was then offered an internship thereafter and today I am full time employed.