MD of Niche Integrated Solutions, Nisha Maharaj, scoops the inaugural Women4Africa UK, 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Nisha Maharaj has received the most prestigious International award at the 2018 women4Africa awards that was held at the Great Hall in Kensington, United Kingdom. She was also a finalist in the category International woman in Technology 2018.

Women4Africa is an international platform that pays a tribute to all exceptional African women across all works of life.

Nisha is elated at receiving this red carpet honour and was the only South African to have won any of the award categories which is a real feather in her cap.

She applauds all women and congratulations all other winners of the 2018 awards ceremony and says that her team is destined to lead disruptive technologies across the African continent -leading the future in technology NOW !

International Woman in Business Nisha Maharaj MD of Niche Integrated Solutions will feature in 2 of the international awards categories at Women4Africa 2018, London.

Women for Africa was birthed from a 20 year desire and passion to see women honored and appreciated in a celebratory way. Everywhere you go in life you see women. Focused, driven, determined, ambitious, resourceful, passionate, talented, inspiring are just some of the characteristics that are embedded in these women.

Africa has over 40 countries and a large number of women who are unique and different in their own individual ways. Women of all walks of life tend to face a lot of challenges in today’s society and we feel it is time this is recognized, hence why we are launching to celebrate and encourage African women.

The ‘Women For Africa Awards UK’ seeks to honor and award a number of women from African countries at a prestigious venue in central London. The categories have been carefully picked so as to encompass women in their many different roles.

Nisha Maharaj MD Niche Integrated wins the coveted Continental Award in CEOGLOBAL’S Africa’s most influential women in Business

She earlier won the Country and also the SADC Regional awards -SME.
This 12 month programme is designed to uplift and recognise women across the African Continent, providing a platform they can use to celebrate their achievements,
while paying tribute to women who are consistently exercising a positive influence on our Continent.

Niche Integrated leveraging off global partners to foster local skills transfer and upliftment in South Africa - Technology Top 100 South Africa

Niche Integrated receives the TT100 (Technology top 100) awards in Innovation and People excellence on behalf of Nelito Systems (India). Nelito Systems was the only international company to have made it to the final rounds of the TT100 2017 having being selected as either a finalist or winner in each of the 7 categories. We Congratulate Nelito’s CEO Mr Punit Jain and Ashish Varun for such outstanding accolades.

Nelito Systems Ltd., provides software technology solutions & services for Banking, Financial Services, Micro-Finance and Government verticals globally. Formed in the year 1995, Nelito has earned a unique reputation for its solutions and delivery excellence with more than 200 customers in 16 countries across 4 continents. The company also provides IT services comprising of Application development and maintenance, Consulting and IT outsourcing, Niche Integrated Also Features in Technology Top 100 South Africa as Finalist in Excellence in the management of people

The understanding of the human bridge in implementing organisational processes and how the organisational human factor is leveraged, showing how and where people make the real difference in sustaining organisational growth and competence in previous years.

In earlier years Niche's Partner In10s Technologies (India) also wins at the TT100 awards for excellence in the category of Management of Technology , South Africa We congratulate Mr C K Shastri , Mr Reddy Sivaprasad and Deepak Kotha for this excellent achievement.

In10s serves customers in 45+ countries across 4 continents. They enjoy a 70% market share in the Indian telecom industry. Ten years of experience in the telecom and insurance industries cements the value of their award-winning product portfolio.

Today, they help onboard millions of customers daily, and maintain a customer database of 500 million individuals across their engagements. Intense Technologies produces software products that are designed for digital business transformation. The platform is cloud-based and designed to seamlessly integrate with their clients’ existing systems. There is no need to rip and replace existing assets, ensuring a rapid return on investment despite technological barriers

India’s Campus Labs wins Technology Top 100 in the category "Excellence in Innovation" and Minsters Award under small enterprise segment. We congratulate Mr Ashish Srivastava for this excellent achievement

Campus Labs offers ERP solutions for Higher Education, with more than 20+ modules, you don’t need to look anywhere else. Complete student life cycle, academic, general & financial administration. Built on open architecture, CampusLabs is flexible in more ways than one. It can be extended, customised and integrated with other software on the campus

Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government

Nisha maharaj, CEO of Niche Integrated Solutions, scoops a double award at the Ceo global Africa's Most influential women in business, winning the SME category at country level and also at SADC South Regional level.

As a regional winner, she will be automatically qualified as a finalist in the Continental award in the SME category.

Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government (MIW) has been a flagship recognition platform since CEO Communications' inception in 2001. With the aim of being a platform for the upliftment and celebration of the achievements of women, MIW has come a long way. The platform has developed into a sustainable annual programme that recognises the achievements of women across the African continent. The programme now covers all regions of Africa to celebrate women's contributions to the economic sector in which they operate, their communities and economic development.

Atlas Finance to use Nucleus Lending Analytics to make faster, better lending decisions

New Delhi, India/ South Africa

New Delhi, India/ South Africa, September 18, 2017 - Nucleus Software, partner to Niche Integrated Solutions, and leading lending and transaction banking solutions provider, today announced that Atlas Finance, a micro-finance company in South Africa, has chosen Nucleus Lending Analytics to help them leverage the insights provided by their data to make faster, more informed lending decisions.

Established in 1994, Atlas Finance serves 500,000 customers through a network of over 160 branches in South Africa. The company’s goal is to become the most trusted and preferred provider of personal loans; to help customers achieve their goals by providing them with loans responsibly, building their trust by serving them with dignity, respect and sincerity. Atlas Finance was looking for a means to reduce their non-performing loans, through the use of a sophisticated lending analytics solution to complement their Score Card needs. This would enable them to make data driven decisions seamlessly throughout the lending value chain. The company needed a dynamic solution in order to process loan applications in real-time, while also easily integrating into their technology landscape.

After a rigorous evaluation of the leading solutions available in the global marketplace, Atlas Finance selected Nucleus Lending Analytics due to its unique combination of product capabilities and system flexibility. With cutting edge statistical and data analysis capabilities, Nucleus Lending Analytics is a powerful and user-friendly solution enabling informed decision making through data visualization and business insight generation.

The solution uses sophisticated predictive scoring models to allow financial institutions to create scorecards that span the entire loan management life cycle—from lead generation to collection. With Lending Analytics, Atlas Finance will now be able to make faster decisions, enhance customer experience with faster and more efficient on-boarding processes, and ensure higher recovery rates in all the stages of delinquency with lower collection costs.

Mr. Jack Halfon, CEO, Atlas Finance stated, "At Atlas Finance we wanted a dynamic predictive analytics solution to help us process loan applications in real-time, while also easily integrating into our technology landscape. Nucleus Software's Lending Analytics offers a unique combination of sophisticated product capabilities and advanced system flexibility. We look forward to leveraging the solution to make our decisioning processes across the origination and collections stages of our retail loan products faster, simpler and better."

Danny Mofsowitz, Marketing Director, Atlas Finance stated “From a marketing perspective, these analytics will allow us to gain a deeper insight into our clients and assist us in providing products and services that are relevant and appealing to specific segments. We are incredibly excited to see the results of our collaboration with Nucleus”.

Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

As the nation celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this month it is imperative that we recognise women for their achievements not only that but also celebrate their contribution in the world of technology. With gender diversity especially in ICT being an ongoing challenge, women have to constantly prove their capabilities and strengths. More women are providing ideas that are disruptive and use these to make meaningful change in people’s lives .

Women have confidently made their mark in a fast-paced, ever-evolving sector and they continue to empower other women as they move along the corporate ladder. Organisations such as the Ghana Code Club a volunteer led, after-school digital fun club that equips children between the ages of 8-17 years with coding skills is one distinct example. This initiate is run by Erestina Appiah who is the founder and a leader in the IT sector Let’s take a look at some of the women, listed on Women in Tech Africa, who continue to be pioneers in this ever growing fast-paced industry.

IT Gurus: Top 6 Women Tech Innovators in Africa

Nisha Maharaj, South Africa

Founder of Niche Integrated Solutions, an ICT solutions company that brings innovative solutions to Africa, Nisha Maharaj is a South African tech entrepreneur. Niche Intergrated Solutions provides software solutions, ICT managed services and Training.

Nisha has accumulated service record of 20 years working experience within South Africa’s major listed companies ranging from the top four banking and financial services companies, to the telecommunications sector – of which more than 14 years she served at either executive management, general management or COO level. She is the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015.


Technology innovation is a buzz word across the continent. More investors are rewarding ideas that are disruptive and can be used to make meaningful change in people’s lives. Yet looking through lists of top African tech companies, you may need help finding the women. Enter Nisha Maharaj, the founder of Niche Integrated Solutions which sets up strategic partnerships and innovation platforms in South Africa.

Nisha readily dishes info on the South African tech scene and what it takes to succeed as a woman in tech.

Nisha Maharaj

South African Founder Of Niche Intergrated Solutions

Intergrated Solutions, an ICT Solutions company that brings innovative solutions to Africa, Nisha Maharaj is a South African tech entrepreneur. Niche Intergrated Solutions provides software solutions, ICT managed services and Training. Nisha has accumulated service record of 20 years working experience within South Africa’s major listed companies ranging from the top four banking and financial services companies, to the telecommunications sector – of which more than 14 years she served at either executive management, general management or COO level. She is the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Class of 2015

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