Serge Belamant is a renowned entrepreneur who was born in France, 1953. He later relocated from France to South Africa when he was 14 years old together with his family. His father was a tile by profession. About Serge Belamant went ahead to study in the North High School where he learned how to converse and write in English. He was also a fan of sports specifically chess and rugby.
About Serge Belamant
While at school, Belamant held positions such as the Head Prefect in 1972. He was also accorded awards since he excelled in athletics as well as academics. Belamant was also a member of the science and bridge club, and he participated in events such as the South African Chess school championship in 1972 and was ranked 6th position at the end of the competition. His academic excellence also earned him a university pass, and he enrolled at the Witwatersrand University and was privileged to study engineering. During his second year of study, Serge Belamant switched to computer science and applied mathematics. He then dropped out during his third year of studies and undertook third-year courses through UNISA.
Belamant started working at Matrix, a civil engineering firm. His main task was to handle IBM computers within the company. He also developed computer applications that were used to analyze dam levels in RSA. The applications could even predict a drought occurrence, and dam levels were also optimized in the process. Belamant also joined the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) where he was the head of the computer department in the Pretoria, Witwatersrand, and Vereeniging (PWV) project. He would then use road network analysis, digital mapping, statistical methods to develop graphical user interfaces.
Serge Belamant would also earn some extra income by assisting Control Data engineers since they valued his assistance when it came to performing benchmarking exercises when dealing with the various codes from computer manufacturers such as IBM and BURROUGHS. Cybernet also offered him a job, and his main tasks involved the debugging of codes and offering his assistance when it came to dealing with scientific packages in linear programming and structural engineering. Belamant has also received many awards over the years courtesy of his excellent performance when executing his duties.