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Craig Venter’s ClickaBet in betting JV with Cell C

Cell C is bringing online sports betting to its mobile subscribers in partnership with former Altech CEO Craig Venter’s betting start-up ClickaBet. The companies are launching a pilot in Cell C’s Gauteng stores, with ClickaBet-branded

Duncan McLeod
ANC has left a rotten legacy in ICT

The publication this week of the deeply problematic national integrated ICT policy white paper is just the latest episode in 22 years of ANC policy making that has left a rotten legacy for the sector. The industry has made progress in the

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Venters to take a back seat at Altron

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

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Craig Venter gambles on online comeback

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

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Altron’s year of expensive lessons

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

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Altron to shut down the Altech Node

The Altech Node will soon be no more. TechCentral has established that Altron is going to pull the plug on the service after failing to sell the business to a third party. Altron subsidiary Altech launched the Node to great fanfare in 2014

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End of an era as Craig Venter steps down

Craig Venter, the 52-year-old son of Altron founder Bill Venter, has quit the group after 27 years of service. The move was not entirely unexpected after Altron last week announced it would

Duncan McLeod
Troubled Altron seeking new blood

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

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