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South Africa’s HOSTAFRICA acquires Cape-based Clickworks Internet

By , Portals editor
South Africa , 02 Dec 2020

HOST AFRICA (Pty) Ltd, trading as HOSTAFRICA, has acquired Clickworks Internet Ltd, effective 1 December 2020.

The company could not divulge the monetary value of the deal.

Clickworks Internet is a Cape Town-based web hosting company and according to HOSTAFRICA this latest acquisition is a continuation of its expansion strategy.

Michael Osterloh, Managing Director of HOSTAFRICA says, “We are very fortunate to be in a position where we can support thousands of businesses during the COVID-19 crises as they’re forced online years ahead of their time to survive.”

“I founded HOSTAFRICA not only to meet the substantial demand for cloud services in South Africa but to do it with an unparalleled dedication to supporting our clients who need them. This will remain the way we do business regardless of how many companies we acquire.”

The deal means that Clickworks Internet clients will have access to HOSTAFRICA’s service, support and what the hosting company describes as “powerful servers, and considerably faster network speeds.”

Jonathan Oaker, Director of Clickworks Internet says, “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with significant challenges but has also made it clear that the e-commerce and the digital revolution is here to stay. Massive growth in users going online saw us unable to keep up with the demand so, in order to cater for all our clients’ needs, I made the strategic decision to be acquired by a larger hosting company.”

According to the companies Oaker will stay on-board to ensure a smooth transition.

He adds, “I feel excited about the benefit of the acquisition to our clients. HOSTAFRICA being the number one hosting provider in South Africa, we know our clients are in good hands with support from their knowledgeable and friendly staff.”

Divine acquisition

In April this year HOSTAFRICA acquired the web-hosting silo of Cape-based web hosting and web design company Divine Online Solutions.

Ruan van der Westhuizen, Director of Divine Online Solutions, said at the time: “We believe this partnership will consolidate expertise to provide our valued web hosting clients with superior customer and technical services, especially important in this time of great uncertainty, as well as give us the time to focus on our passion - our web design business.”

As a result of the merger, Divine Online customers will have access to HOSTAFRICA’s service, client support and their cloud services.

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