S-Software Design CC was founded in 2006 as part of a consortium with the North-West University. As a 50-50 partner, we supplied transaction cost analysis to major roleplayers in the market. In 2015 we became independant from NWU, and we still supply three keystone asset managers with TCA analysis.
DAWIE DE JONGH was Professor at the Centre for Business Mathematics & Informatics at North-West University until 2015. He obtained his PhD in mathematics in 1969 at the University of the Witwatersrand. Before being appointed as professor at North-West University, he worked for Gencor and Absa.
“The University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg has the oldest programme in Financial Mathematics in South Africa. It owes this to the vision of Dr Dawie de Jongh, formerly of ABSA Investment Bank and now at the North-West University. Dr de Jongh approached the university in the late 1980’s with the suggestion that they form an area of study in financial engineering. ”
– From D Taylor (2005) Mathematical finance in South Africa, Investment Analysts Journal.
HANLIE STEYNBERG (nee De Jongh) is a database specialist, systems designer and validator, as well as a scientific programmer.