It’s been real, Web Africa


Well, the time has come for me to say goodbye to the WA Community.

I’ve had a journey of a lifetime working at Web Africa, but after almost 5 years it’s time to hang up the gloves.

I started with Web Africa back in 2008 when we still had our offices in Hope Street. Thinking back, I had no idea what position I was applying for, (nor did I have a PC for my first 2 weeks) and everything would happen “now now” – a super laid back place and a real family vibe.

The family aspect hasn’t changed to this day, everything is just more organised :P

Going from a Hosting Intern when I started, to setting up the Quality Assurance department, to Hosting Team Leader, to doing odds and ends within the Marketing department and finally finding my niche in Social Media and Online Reputation Management, it’s been an incredible journey.

It’s been an absolute privilege to see the company grow from just a few people to what it is today, still one of the top ISPs in the country.

Working alongside Matt and Ru in the early days definitely helped me grow, both personally as well as in my professional career. I can happily say that I’ve learnt stacks under these guys. Some inspirational people are working at Web Africa.

When Tim came aboard things simply got better. What an absolute champion of a man!

Waking up at 2am on Mondays to come in to prepare for a day’s work with the IS Network Upgrade was actually fun (even though I’m definitely not a morning person) and seeing the network grow has been fantastic. I can happily say that I was a part of two major network migrations – with the IS one probably being the smoothest in ISP history, in the world, ever!

Having said all this, the time has come for me to move on and grow my career to new levels. It’s one of those things that isn’t the easiest, but you know it’s the best decision for you.

To everyone that I’ve worked with over the almost 5 years, it’s been an absolute pleasure. Whether that included having a blast or sweating bullets in a presentation to the board (thanks Ru), it’s all been really awesome!

Going forward, I won’t just be disappearing – and I’ll still be keeping an eye on the company like a hawk and probably popping in every now and then to check up on things.

For those who want to stay in touch, follow me on Twitter and Google+ to keep up with my ramblings.

To my favourite Marketing team – I’ll miss you guys terribly. You’re simply the best!


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