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The Internet Group SA - How it all Began

» First Things First - Introducing our Staff!

  • Annika van Rooyen - Director, Owner, PRO, Customer & Annika van RooyenSales Support - Annika was born in Almelo, Holland, a number of decades ago, and emigrated to South Africa in 1979.

    From being a Receptionist, to enjoying the diverse Litho & Printing Industry, and at one time owning a Clothing Boutique, Annika has proven herself over many years as a Business Person of tremendous stature & wisdom.

    Aside from being Co-owner of the Internet Group SA, Annika is a powerful Motivational Speaker, Personal Coach and also does Telesales Training for groups of people.

    When asked what she really does for a living, Annika responds that she is a Life Strategist playing a catalytic role in assisting people on their road to discovering their hidden gifts and talents, and then coaching them into fruition.

    Annika also believes that serving the Community is important. Presently she ensures that the website of Casa Caritas is maintained and kept up to date on a regular basis. With her husband she is also on the Board of RAIN International SA, a Public Benefit Organisation.
  • Jan van Rooyen - Managing Director, Co-Owner & SearchJan van RooyenEngine Optimization Specialist - After Matriculating in 1973, Jan joined the SAAF as a Military Aviator from 1974 - 1980. At the completion of his Air Force contract, Jan entered into business in 1981 as a Sales Executive for a number of companies in the old Transvaal / Free State / Western Cape regions.

    During 1985 Jan started "freelancing" as an Agent, representing an assortment of products such as the first Toshiba Fax Machines to enter the South African Market, Xerox Photocopiers and allied peripherals. This served as experience and training for a future business which officially started in the 1990's as JSystems, and is today known as The Internet Group SA. (View full Company History...)

    Besides being the busy Managing Director, Jan is also a regular Speaker at Business Seminars in Johannesburg, Polokwane, Paarl and other towns & cities.

    Jan is also involved in serving the Community via different organisations such as helping to maintain the Casa Caritas website. From 2003 to 2014 he was a Director on the Board of OnTrack Marketing SA and South African Independent Charities. Presently he is the Senior Director of RAIN International SA, a Public Benefit Organisation

    Based at Head-Office in Kempton Park, Jan specializes in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google Adwords Campaigns of all TIG client websites. He continues to study & qualify himself privately & also does ongoing training provided by Google. He has passed Google Adwords Exams, and attended the first Google Engage Academy in Johannesburg on 7 March 2013.

    Google Engage Academy Event Photos (Click Icons to View)
    Google Engage Academy Registration Entrance to Google Engage Academy Facility Engage Academy Registration Completed Google Workstations & Video Screens Tea & Coffee Break
    Training in Auditorium Information Terminal/Kiosk Lunch is Served The End of an exciting Day Google Adwords Fundamentals Exams
       Google Analytics Platform Principles Google Digital Analytics Certification

  • Theo Olivier - Senior Web, Graphics & Database Developer -Theo Olivier Since Matriculating from Jeugland Hoërskool in 2004, Theo has worked in many sectors and industries that the South African Economy has to offer.

    From gaining experience in the Printing Industry to being employed as a Credit Controller for a Corporate Company, Theo embraced his work with gusto, gaining valuable experience which is standing him in good stead now in his position with The Internet Group SA!

    Since a young age Theo's passion for the Creative Arts found expression in drawing, and observing the tremendous joy his creations brought in the lives of others, he decided to pursue a career in Graphic and Website Development.

    By creating stunning websites for our clients, Theo again finds fulfillment and joy as he sees the absolute amazement on the faces of the clients as they view their completed products on the Internet.

    Theo is certainly not a man to sit back and stagnate! Due to the increasing demands from the Industry and website functionalities required by clients, Theo found himself challenged into action by the tremendous need for Database Applications. From figuring out how to solve the smallest problem to the inner workings of an entire Database System, Theo finds satisfaction in the fact that his programming skills have assisted many a client to overcome the many issues associated with Web Applications and Online Software Functionalities.

» Our History!

  • 1994 - Pretoria (Gauteng):

    Our Business started off as JSystems, providing Computer Hardware & Software installations for our clients. In those days the Internet in South Africa was in its "baby shoes", and we were all getting very excited about making millions through the World Wide Web!
  • 1999 - Kempton Park (Gauteng):

    In September 1999, after much deliberation and strategic planning, we moved our whole operation to Kempton Park. It was also decided to rename the company to B&D Technologies. This name did not, however, last very long since we were notified that another company was operating as BD Technologies, and that the similarities were too close.

    So, what to do next? At the time we started to migrate some of our machines to Open Source Operating Systems, and we were discussing whether we were able to "see it" - see the next trend in IT and the Operating Systems we would be using in future. Many of you reading this will remember our new name became See-iT Technologies, in 2003.

    Well, as things go, markets change, new products are developed, new client demands come along, and so it was decided in 2008 to change the name again, in order to accommodate all the changes we were perceiving at the time. Today we are still known as The Internet Group SA, and we do not foresee any name changes again soon.

    So, all said and done, we are committed to all our present clients and potential clients in Gauteng (and the rest of South Africa). We are committed to give you extraordinary products and services, and to make your Online Marketing as successful as it should and can be!


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