Serge Belamant was born in 1953 in Tulle France. His father was a skilled tiler. The Serge’s family relocated to South Africa when he was 14 years old. As part of the transition process, Serge had to learn English. While in South Africa, he attended Highlands North which was a boy’s high school. Serge Belamant was a very bright student and outgoing and this made him excel in sports such as athletics and rugby. His school work was also excellent given that he was a bright student. Serge was a leader while still in school.
In 1970, he was elected the house captain for science and bridge clubs. Later on, in 1972, he was elected the head prefect. His studies excelled and this saw him venture into other activities such as playing chess. After successfully completing his high school, he attended Witwatersrand University to study engineering. Along the way, he made a shift in his second year to study another different course.
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In his third year, Serge Belamant made another change to the University of South Africa to study Information Systems. Unfortunately, the University of South Africa did not allow him to transfer his credits from Witwatersrand University. Serge Belamant made a tough decision of quitting school and start working at the 22 years of age. As a young man, Serge Belamant was employed at an engineering company where he worked on IBM computers and cyber computers. He learned how to work on and develop computer models. His skills in computers got him a promotion. He was made the head of the computer section in Pretoria and Witwatersrand.
Along the way, he became so good with computers that his career was on an upward trajectory. Many companies looked for him and signed him up to work for them. His biggest achievement was being recruited to join SASWITCH where he was the head of the IT division. He completely renovated the IT department since they had quite a number of challenges before he joined. His master skill in computers saw him come up with new ideas that completely revolutionized the whole company.