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Key Team Members

Core Bika Team members, their skills and experience. Where projects require, more analysts, coders and testers are source form the global Bika Open Source LIMS collective

lemoene Smit · MD, Project Manager and LIMS Analyst
B Sc Physics / Applied Maths

25 Years experience in IT, mostly at scientific institutions such as the CSIR’s Magnetic Observatory, Namibian dept Water Affairs laboratory, in oil exploration at Petrosa and at Bika lab systems. In the commercial sector amongst others at Media24 and Barings Amsterdam

Anneline Sweetnam · Software Development Manager
B Sc Computer Science Cum Laude

25 Years in IT, 5 at Bika Lab Systems. Earlier with companies including Software AG Germany, Informix Software and IBM in the USA. Software development, technical support, systems engineer, project management, analysis and design, data warehousing to clients in the financial, media, government, insurance, mining and commercial sectors

Campbell McKellar-Basset · Software Developer

19 Years in IT, 6 at Bika Lab Systems. Before that in telephony, voice and fax switching, contracted to call centre service providers and as sole proprietor creating voice systems for hundreds of clients, big and small, including a reverse billing application for MTN

Godfrey Leibbrandt · Software Developer

25 Years in IT, 3 at Bika Lab Systems. Earlier projects include combining database and web development with extensive big system work on actuarial calculations and quotations in the life insurance sector. IHS South Africa, Cyber-Software.Net and Southern Life

Samantha Cedras · Projects Administrator
Business-to-business Marketing UNISA

10 Years in intentional guidance and business planning to corporate and private industries, market research and feasibility studies, most notably at Old Mutual's business and sales offices


Inus Scheepers
M Eng Electronic · Member IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

25 Years in IT, at first as programmer with Aztec solutions, lectured Computer Science at the University of Fort Hare, started Dockside internet, and consulted in embedded & hardware design and systems administration, implemented first bio-informatics Blast searches on the cloud, most recently a Senior Systems Analyst at Technology Innovation Agency and as Bioinformatics Support Engineer at Centre for High Performance Computing

Etienne Posthumus · Software R&D

B Sc Computer Science Cum Laude

A solutions-oriented pragmatic programmer with experience in diverse software development environments. Has a mixture of corporate and academic work experience. List of clients and employers include South African Breweries, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Siemens Nixdorf, I-Net Bridge, Compaq Computers, Universiteit Utrecht and most recently the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam

Heine Du Toit · Food Technology Consultant
NHD Food Technology

Currently also contracted to SAD/Sugarbird and Woolworths, Heine holds valuable fruit processing experience in laboratory management, quality assurance, new product development, sales and distribution disciplines

In Memoriam

Jacob Tekane · Bika Health Foundation Founder
Health Laboratory Consultant

Btech Biomedical Technology · ND Medical Technology (Micro-Bio / Clinical Pathology)

Past away 18 December 2008
Sepela gabotse Jacob, tsela tsweu. See you on the hill

22 Years health laboratory experience, starting at Ga-Rankuwa hospital as medial technologist. Worked at SAIMR - now NHLS, the National Health Laboratory Services - and Cape Town 2 SA Military Laboratory as control medical technologist where he managed the Microbiology Lab - Home of Bika Lab Systems, implementers of web based open source LIMS, Plone hosting and content management systems   Powered by Plone, the open source content management system. Customised and maintained by Bika Lab Systems