Alan Knott-Craig
Feb 12, 2020

HeroTel splashes R600m on acquisitions, eyes more

The local telco has to date spent millions acquiring over 40 local businesses, as part of its growth strategy, and seeks more this year.

Feb 22, 2019

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos steps down

Dos Santos will take up a role as a consultant offering strategic advice to the chairman of the Cell C board.

Jan 24, 2019

HeroTel acquires Worcester-based BreedeNet

HeroTel adds BreedeNet to its acquisition portfolio, setting its vision of connecting all South Africans to affordable Internet.

Jan 14, 2019

Politicians get involved in 'Please Call Me' drama

Comms minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has involved herself in the 'Please Call Me' saga, telling Vodacom to 'shut up' and `do the right thing'.

Dec 12, 2018

Exclusive: HeroTel expands to the Free State

HeroTel expands into the Free State for the first time with the acquisition of Ntelecom in Bloemfontein.

Nov 27, 2018

Etion's Teddy Daka named IT Personality of the Year 2018

Daka, CEO of JSE AltX-listed Etion, is the 40th winner of the prestigious IT Personality of the Year title.

Oct 22, 2018

HeroTel gains access to licensed spectrum with new acquisition

HeroTel and its ISPs will now have access to licensed spectrum because of the acquisition of VO Connect.

Sep 11, 2018

HeroTel makes 30th acquisition, eyes more

The acquisitive company snaps up Radioactive Telecommunications, a Hoedspruit-based wireless Internet service provider.

Aug 7, 2018

Nominations open for 2018 IITPSA President's Awards

Now in its 40th year, the awards recognise SA's leading CIOs and IT personalities at the ICT industry's premier gala event.

Jul 9, 2018

HeroTel's acquisitive trail continues

The group makes its 29th acquisition, buying 100% of Koshcom, a North-West wireless Internet service provider.

Jun 4, 2018

HeroTel expands VOIP offering with acquisition

The group's 28th acquisition is of VTN Communications, a national provider of voice over Internet Protocol and private automatic branch exchange systems.

May 24, 2018

HeroTel buys another North West WISP

HeroTel makes its 27th WISP acquisition, buying True Communications to boost its coverage in the North West province.