Afrihost is a company dedicated to delivering internet solutions, including ADSL broadband and state-of-the-art web hosting that truly delights its clients. Afrihost was formed in August 2000 on the premise that the company could deliver a service superior to the industry-norm.
Over the past 11 years, Afrihost has discovered that in order to deliver a remarkable experience, the company needed to have many systems in place that they never initially dreamt were necessary. Afrihost has consistently improved the hosting, ADSL and support it delivers and sincerely believes that it provides a superior service.
Having said that, the company continually works to improve its service levels. As with any business, it takes hard work and experience to succeed. Afrihost has the experience and has learnt some lessons the painful way.
The company has helped shape the broadband and hosting market over the past few years with exciting initiatives such as free ADSL, double-your-money-back guarantees and also 2-for-1 Topups, but they’ve got a lot more to come.
It is Afrihost’s goal to be more than just a company that provides you with hosting or ADSL connectivity. Through their many value added services which they include with all their packages, they hope to provide each of their clients with the tools that will enable them to make their online experience Pure Internet Joy!
STATISTICS/ DEMOGRAPHICS/ HISTORY
Year founded: 2000
Founding members: G Visser, PF Meintjes and BA Armstrong
Current customer base: 55 000
New products: Free ADSL
BUSINESS & FINANCE
Market share: 7%
Key clients: Men’s Health, Cerebra, Hello Peter, Internet Solutions, USN, Top TV, BizCommunity, Thompsons Travel, Blue IQ
NATURE OF BUSINESS
Activity: Internet solutions
Products/services offered: ADSL Broadband, Shared Web Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, MyBackups
CONTRACTS & AWARDS
Joint ventures: Microsoft Partner Network
1. Founded in 2000
2. Employs a staff complement of 85
3. Changed the broadband market by offering R29/GB ADSL when the norm was three times as much
4. The staff quota has more than doubled in the last 18 months
5. Offer a 60 day double money back guarantee
CEO: Gian Visser
COO: Peter Meintjes
Sales Director: Greg Payne
New Business Director: Brendan Armstrong
Financial Manager: Colleen Visser
General Manager: Artur Da Silva
Brand Manager: Tyler Theron
Software & Development Manager: Sarel van der Walt
Physical address: 2 Bentley Office Park, 67 Wessel Road, Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
Postal address: PO Box 5116, Rivonia 2128
Telephone: +27 (0)11 612 7200
Fax: +27 (0)86 552 8000
Call centre / customer care number: +27 (0)11 612 7200