Serge Belamant was born in 1953 in Tulle, France. At the age of 14, he relocated together with his family to South Africa. He Attended Highlands North High School where he learned how to speak and write the English language. After this, he joined Witwatersrand University to take on engineering but changed to computer science and applied mathematics. In the third year, he took various courses in Information Systems through the UNISA program.
Serge Belamant began his early career by joining Matrix, an engineering firm which was a BKSH division, a large civil engineering company. He worked on small and medium IBM computers using element analysis software. He was later assigned to head the CSIR computer section in the PWV road planning project. His computer aptitude and skills help him win an award in systems analysis expertise in 1982.
Serge Belamant is an ingenious inventor and software designer, and he filed patents to cover inventions. The following are patents that have already been granted to him by the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as pending ones.
Verification of Transactor’s Identity – this system was created by Serge Belamant to facilitate the transaction process between two parties. This system has an account and identity verification capabilities to verify the transactor’s identity and also an account that he has with the financial firm. An independent verifier operates this process. This patent was assigned to Net 1 UEP Technologies Inc. on November 15, 2014.
Financial Transaction With Varying Pin – this invention by Serge gave provision of financial transaction device that allowed financial transaction at a POS station, ATM, internet, or login into a business account and generating a PIN, in correspondence to the provided biometric identifier. This patent was filed on September 4, 2013, by Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc.
Designation of Electronic Financial Transactions – this invention addresses the electronic financial transaction system that has an identifier designation that sets means of determining a designation of an identifier supplied by a transactor depending with his circumstances. This invention by Serge Belamant was filed on November 16, 2012.
Other inventions and patents filed by Serge include Verification of transactors identity filed on November 15, 2007, and Method and tools for game control submitted on August 3, 1998, invented by Serge and Gavin Shenker.