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Bill Venter will next week step down as chairman of Altron, the group he founded more than 50 years ago. He will be replaced by Mike Leeming, a retired banker who has been on the Altron board since 2002. Venter will assume a

JSE-listed technology group Altron has announced arguably the biggest shake-up in its 51-year history, setting out plans to introduce a new strategic partner and to collapse its control structure. The news sent the share price soaring by more than

Troubled technology and industrial group Altron said on Monday that it expects to return to profitability for the six months ended 31 August 2016 as a restructuring starts to bear early fruit. It said in a trading statement that it expects to report

Robbie Venter, 56, is likely to step down as Altron’s CEO at the end of February, or soon thereafter, handing the reins to a non-family member for the first time in its storied, 51-year history. First, though, Venter – the son of Altron founder Bill

Former Altech CEO Craig Venter, who quit the Altron group last year after 27 years working for the business started by his father Bill Venter, has lifted the lid on his new venture. The new company, ClickaBet, is a sports betting website that Venter

JSE-listed technology group Altron will in future be a significantly smaller business focused on the IT and telecommunications industries as it sheds non-core assets and loss-making businesses, especially in the legacy power infrastructure side of its business. Robbie Venter has resolved

It’s been 50 years since Bill Venter, then a 33-year-old telecommunications engineer, founded Allied Electric, the company that would go on to become the Altron group. Alongside publication of its results for the year ended February 2015, Altron

JSE-listed Altron, fresh from buying out minority shareholders in subsidiary Altech and delisting it from the stock exchange, has radically overhauled its corporate identity. The move comes after Altron, which was founded in 1965 by telecommunications engineer