Sihle Makanya

Senior Project Manager

What does Sihle do at OpenUp?

I am responsible for managing several projects (technical and non-technical) from inception to completion. I also ensure that Agile processes are adhered to and the proper documentation is in place.

About Sihle

"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid... Outward things will disclose themselves." - Bruce Lee

I resonate with this quote as it describes me perfectly. Having worked in various industries from Electrical to Marine, the one commonality I have found to achieving success in a project. Is the ability to listen, understand and find solutions to everyday problems. This is what I hope to bring to the Civic Tech Industry, making a meaningful difference by collaborating with like minded people.

I come with a positive, can do attitude and truly believe that any issue can be solved.


  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I).
  • Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • Project Management Certificate.
  • Was a Contract/Project Manager ensuring ISO17025 Quality was adhered to with hardware and software from the Naval and Airforce inventory.

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