Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
10 Aug 2021
2:16 pm

Meet the woman who makes SA’s Lotto work

Sipho Mabena

Diphokwane's job is to protect the Lottery's system, which handles transactions worth billions of Rands each day.

With l connectivity to over 9 000 retail terminals, 80 000 handheld terminals, as well as 180 000 virtual servers, running information communication technology for the national Lotteries is a huge responsibility. The national Lottery system handles hundreds of thousands of transactions worth billions of Rands each day, and the integrity and safety of the ICT system is key, as it could be enticing for electronic thieves. But Joy Diphokwana, executive of Paytronix Systems, the women-led company that ensures ITHUBA brings the lottery to millions of homes across the country without a glitch, makes it sound easy. She emphasises the...