Webafrica was founded in 1997 - we’re ancient in internet years! We’ve been around the block and we’re here to stay.
We’re not a fancy ‘start-up’ and we can’t remember if we were born in a garage. We have done all sorts of internet things along the way but now we just focus on what we’re best at, getting all South Africans online with increasingly fast internet and giving them a great experience once they get there.
Garage or not, we do know we were born in Cape Town. About 170 Webafricans still thrive in a fancy office in Upper Woodstock (the posh part). In 2016, we also opened a Joburg office, in Sandton we’ll have you know (even posher), just to reassure our Gauteng doubters that we’re not a 419 scam.
We’ve got 100,000 customers and we’re growing so fast that someone should probably get fired for not updating the figure by the time you read this.
We’ve got a small Board and a small Shareholder group with no boring institutional investors to slow us down, although, amongst that small group we have massive experience to help us to continually become more fabulous at what we do. Our Board members have all been founders/CEOs of successful businesses, locally and internationally including: Storm Telecom, Teraco, Smartcom, Host Europe Group.
We are cooking with gas, or we would be, if gas wasn’t so old school. Webafrica is all about effing fast internet. Like FAST. We love it. We love doing everything online from streaming movies to submitting our tax returns, if it’s on the net we are THERE (like a bear, only faster, so maybe like a cheetah, with roller skates, and a jetpack).
We hate waiting around, too. We only do internet. Fast. Nothing else.