About Us
We can't tell the future… but we can help you prepare for it.

Ethnic Technologies was created as a niche consulting division within the Universe Group of companies, and caters to the unique IT needs of architects, project managers and electrical consulting engineers. We have a revolutionary approach in both the construction and IT industries. Until now, many people relied solely on the expertise of a product seller for complex IT installations, and where more than one installation was needed, often the technology, the communication and the project objectives became confusing.

Ethnic Technologies (PTY) Ltd is a level 4 BEE company and qualifies as a 100% BEE Procurement Partner. We stand for equal opportunity and have implemented certain programmes to further enhance the development of previously disadvantaged individuals, with a specific focus on developing the IT industry in South Africa. Furthermore, we currently have several BEE partners that we are working with.

We also promote skills transfer and, ultimately, independent trade under the careful guidance of our qualified engineers. Ethnic Technologies (PTY) Ltd also currently employs a diverse group of individuals, as is evident in our head office in Cape Town and the offices of our agents in Durban and Johannesburg.

Having adopted the above policies since the start, we are prepared to work with and welcome the opportunity to share skills with ABE [Affirmative Business Enterprise] partners, as well as help further the skills of PDI's [ Previously disadvantaged Individuals] and use their projects as a medium to develop our objectives and philosophies
Simplicity: The best technologies are simple technologies because they work in all environments, offer reliability, and are robust. We focus on simplicity in our designs and, as a result, our designs last longer.

Independence: We are independent from any other IT provider and can offer clients the 'best solution', which is always tailor-made to that particular client's needs, expectations, and budget.

On the client's & professional’s side: We are a company with strong and credible ties to the majority of IT providers who respect our experience and understand that we stand for the client and the professionals on a Project Team.

End-to-end offering: We cover everything including consulting, price negotiations design, development, implementation, training skills, procedural skills, onsite personnel if required (off-payroll) and management of operational S.L.A's (Service Level Agreements).

Best-of-breed offering: We have the knowledge that certain aspects of IT requires fairly specialised consulting skills e.g. Risk Management (CCTV, Fire Evacuation etc.), Audio Visual (e.g. Acoustics), Data Security (fire-walling and intrusion detection & prevention), WAN (Wide Area Network), Internet, Intranet, Electronic, Wired and Wireless Communication (e-mail). Furthermore, we bring a collection of the best consultants to the table.

Product & Vendor knowledge: In ALL categories of IT applications, we have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the solutions, the products, and their associated features (strengths and shortcomings). We also have working relations with the associated vendors in South Africa.
OUR Scope
  • CCTV and security systems
  • PABX (Telephony)
  • Call centre design
  • VOIP (Voice over IP) strategies & systems design
  • TMS (Telephone Management System)
  • Voice Mail
  • Bar coding solutions (generic and specialised)
  • Point-of-Sale
  • BMS (Building Management Systems) / maintenance
  • Signage (electronic media)
  • Access control incorporating technologies such as "smart card" & "biometric systems"
  • Television environment incl. VOD (video-on-demand) and interactive television facilities (e-mail, internet, electronic media)
  • Audio visual
  • Network, desktop and admin environment (Microsoft and other standardised applications)
  • External infrastructure (i.e. internet and intranet)
  • Website and web development
  • Data warehouse development
  • Fire protection, detection & warning systems
  • Specialised computer room and node room design
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and global connection systems
  • Wireway (conduit etc.) design and cabling reticulation design for all the above-mentioned technologies
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