Serge Belamant was born in the city of Tulle in France in the year 1953.His father who was a tiler by trade, moved the family to South Africa when he was only 14 years old. He attended Highlands North High School a boy’s school in Johannesburg, during which he participated in various activities including Rugby and Chess. Serge did very well in class and in the year 1971 he was awarded Victor Luodorum. Later on, in the year 1972 he was appointed as the Head Prefect and also in the same year he went to represent the South Transvaal in Chess where he finished in sixth place.
After graduating with an exemption pass for University, Serge went to the Witwatersrand University to study Engineering. He studied engineering in his first year and in his second year he decided to change his course to Computer Science and applied mathematics. He later transferred from Witwatersrand University to the University of South Africa (UNISA) to study on information systems.
Serge Belamant, thereafter decided to enter workforce at an early age of 22 years, where he was lucky to get employed at that young age. Serge got a job at Matrix which was a famous civil engineering company where he worked at the BKSH division. Serge Belamant worked with finite element analysis software on IBM computers and thereafter on Cyber computers where he developed various applications to analyze water levels in dams across the RSA.
Serge Belamant had various skills and he therefore got several promotions in different companies including the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Witwatersrand and Vereeniging road planning project. He received various awards during his work period. He also worked for SASWITCH where he developed the largest ATM switch in the world but left in 1989 to start the Net1 Technologies.
The Net1 Technologies thrived so much but unfortunately Serge Belamant was forced to resign as chairman in May 2017.After that incident, he founded Zilch Technology Limited. The company mainly deals with his various inventions as a developer in the banking sector.