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Night Sight Zambia Limited Managing Director, Francois Marx, was a Project Manager on the original Team that came to the Copperbelt in November 2000 under a South African company called Intrinsic Technology (Pty) Ltd.
Through the course of 2001 – 2003, Intrinsic Technology installed the new Fibre Optic Data Networks for Konkola Copper Mines, Mopani Copper Mines and the CEC OPGW Network. Combined contract values were in excess of USD13m.
Zambia was identified as having high growth potential and a local company with the name Multi Vendor Services Limited (MVS) was registered in 2002 with Francois Marx appointed as Country Manager beginning of 2003. The decision to establish in Zambia proved fruitful and by the second financial year end revenue had increased from USD293k per year to USD160k per month.
Looking to expand its international operations, one of the largest ICT companies in South Africa, namely BCX (Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd), acquired the Intrinsic Technology Group in 2005 for its African footprint in Zambia, Angola, Tanzania and Mozambique.
During the Global Credit Crunch of 2008/2009 Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd, as most large international companies, had to reinvent itself and as part of their restructuring process it made a strategic decision to cease operations on the Copperbelt in July 2009 keeping only their Lusaka Branch in Zambia.
Disagreeing with BCX’s decision to close their Copperbelt offices, Francois Marx relinquished the Repatriation to South Africa clause in his employment contract and amicably agreed with BCX to stay on the Copperbelt and continue doing ICT business under his own name. Apart from three employees for whom employment was secured with existing clients, all BCX Copperbelt staff was retained.
During the uncertain times of especially the first few months following July 2009 Night Sight Zambia Limited has certainly faced difficult challenges but after more than five years we can safely say that NSZ has stabilised and proven its staying power to all existing, previous and future clients.
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