Browsing: Angus MacRobert

MTN sells its 50% stake in Afrihost

Just two years after acquiring a controlling stake in the company, MTN South Africa has announced it will dispose of its 50,02% stake in Afrihost to the Internet service provider’s management team. MTN acquired the stake

Vox Telecom CEO pilots a new course

When Vox Telecom CEO Jacques du Toit, an avid pilot, walks up to his Boeing Stearman, a 1942 biplane used by the US military for training and bombing missions, or up to his more modern, twin-engine Cessna 402, the world around him “switches off”, he says

Afrihost moving DSL clients to new network

MTN-controlled Internet service provider Afrihost has begun moving its digital subscriber line Internet clients onto a new network it believes will offering superior performance. The new network aggregates upstream bandwidth from a number of providers and has been

Spratty: an Aussie in his element

A thick Australian accent belies the fact that digital agency Quirk’s CEO, 37-year-old Justin Spratt, is a South African and African at heart. “I f***ing love this place,” he says colourfully when I meet with him at the company’s Sandton offices. “I’m exceptionally passionate about Africa in general,” he quickly adds

Reed, MacRobert step down at Vox

Vox Orion CEO Jacques du Toit will take the reins at Vox Telecom with immediate effect after a decision by co-CEOs Doug Reed and Angus MacRobert to step down. MacRobert, who is a former CEO of Dimension Data division Internet Solutions, will leave Vox Telecom, which was

Delisted Vox wants to return to its roots

With just a week to go before Vox Telecom terminates its listing on the JSE, founder and CEO Doug Reed wants to return the company to its “entrepreneurial roots”, away from the public glare that comes with being a listed company. And he wants to get the company back

Afrihost in talks to buy Axxess

Internet service provider Afrihost is at an advanced stage of talks to acquire rival Axxess DSL, TechCentral has learnt from a well-placed industry source. Afrihost CEO Gian Visser confirms that the company is buying the entire share capital

Angus MacRobert to join delisted Vox as co-CEO

After 10 months of speculation, Vox Telecom has finally confirmed that it’s going private. Assuming it gets the necessary approvals, the company will delist from the JSE after receiving a R500m acquisition offer from a consortium comprising Lereko

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