Key Computers

Meet the Team

Over the last 34 years, we have focused on providing the best support and products available. We focus on finding solutions in the IT environment.

Established in 1988, Key Computers has grown to become a major Computer Solutions provider on the Lower South Coast.

James Sharkey

James has 44 years of experience in IT. Beginning in the mainframe environment he switched to PCs when he started Key Computers on the South Coast in May 1988. While dealing with the day to day running of the business he specialises in the implementation and support of accounting and payroll solutions and more recently has become involved implementing and supporingt the INNkeeper suite of hospitality programs.

“I never tire of IT. The constant change of computer technology ensures you never stop learning, And training users on new products is most rewarding,” says James.

James believes in looking at projects from a practical standpoint and ensures that the delivery promises are met. His innovativeness and a strong mentoring personality has ensured that he builds a team that is complete within itself and works towards a common goal. He believes in teamwork and that each member of the team must have the will and ability to succeed to ensure the overall outcome is successful.


Chris Heller

Chris has 27 years of experience in IT all of them with Key Computers. Chris is a very technical person who usually solves any hardware or software challenge presented to him.

The more complex the issue the keener he is to solve it!

Chris has extensive technical experience. He can configure a network server, trouble shoot a wireless network or repair a hard drive. Chris investigates and evaluates new products. He believe in exploring how new technology can be used to enhance the end user’s experience of IT and how it can be used to get the job done faster and easier. Chris manages the technical team and helps them deliver the best solution on time that meets customer demand and market needs.


Ruth Olivier

Ruth joined Key Computers in 2009 and in the ensuing 13 years has developed a wealth of specialised IT skills.

Ruth can create the most complex quotation drawing specification from multiple vendors in minutes!

Next she may solve a client’s Pastel Accounting or Payroll problem over an AnyDesk session and then deal with a client inquiry regarding the best Fibre To The Home package. Ruth is an Acronis Backup Administrator. Ruth often makes herself a cup of coffee that she forgets to drink!


Joshua Sharkey

After studying IT Management for 3 years at Varsity College Joshua joined Key Computers in 2015.

Joshua adds a youthful dimension to the team. He brings new ideas and fresh methods into the ever evolving IT environment.

He may not know any MS Dos commands but he really does know his way around Microsoft Server 2019!

Trevor Mbuyisa

Trevor joined Key Computers in 2017. He brought with him an extensive base of knowledge and experience gained over many years in the local computer environment.


Thank you to the KZN South Coast for Voting us Best of the South Coast


Our modern and well equipped offices are situated in Shelly Beach, the fastest developing portion of the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, KZN.

This allows us to serve all areas from Port Edward to Hibberdene to Harding and at times, to Port St Johns and Amanzimtoti.

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A combined knowledge base of over 96 years in Information Technology is used to benefit customers every day!