100 mbps

Lightning fast fiber

fibertime™
Connecting everyone to the internet

With super-fast fiber internet made readily available for everyone.

Our story

When did we start?

We launched our Proof-of-Concept fiber network in Kayamandi township in November 2022, initially connecting 880 homes. We called it the Kayamandi Fiber Project. It was a radically new way of deploying fiber-to-the-home. Free installation and router, no debit order, and vouchers available in increments of R5 for 24hrs of 100mbps uncapped internet.
As we built, we had to adjust our planning and strategy to solve problems that can only be discovered through doing. Those learnings led us to Kayamandi Connected, where almost all homes and shacks are connected to superfast, uncapped, affordable paygo fiber.

How did we come up with the name fibertime?

We spent months trying to figure out what to call our product. “Airtime” is obvious but in the minds of consumers, it’s related to wireless internet – slow, unreliable, capped. It’s also measured in gigabytes, not hours.

We wanted our product to be associated with fiber – fast, reliable, uncapped – and measured in time, not gigabytes. We landed on fibertime.

We consolidated under the fibertime brand, streamlining both internal communications and our external image by moving away from our group holding company, Isizwe, and network operator, Paygozo.

Why do we tell everyone what we’re doing? Aren’t we afraid someone will copy us?

Our mission is to connect every single South African to fast affordable fiber. We can’t do that by ourselves. There’s plenty of space for everyone.

Even though our township fiber is cheap, it is profitable. How?

Our model thrives on population density. While a suburban property typically houses 5 people, the same space in a township accommodates 100—a twentyfold increase. Fiber’s unlimited capacity means we don’t need 20x more infrastructure for 20x more people.

We link vouchers to individual devices, meaning each person buys one or more vouchers. Higher density equals better capital returns. With an average of 5 devices per home, our theoretical daily cap is R25/home.

We channel this extra margin into lower prices for consumers, benefiting both us and the community through affordable, yet profitable, service.

Where can I find fibertime?
fibertime™ is growing and we’re expanding to new locations. We have an active network presence in the Western and Eastern Cape. Click here to put your name on our waiting list and we will let you know when we’re available in your area.
Alan Knott-Craig

Founder

Alan
Knott-Craig

Andiswa Gawula

Our Team

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Gawula

Antoinette Greeff

Our Team

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Greeff

Wayne Barnes

Our Team

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Barnes

Bukelwa Mdala

Our Team

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Mdala

Chean Roux

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Roux

Chris Meintjies

Our Team

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Meintjies

Cobus Venter

Our Team

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Venter

Cornelius Greyling

Our Team

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Greyling

Craig Rivett

Our Team

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Rivett

Dominique Crossman

Our Team

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Crossman

Gina Bergh

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Bergh

Godfrey Krige

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Krige

Jared Honey

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Honey

Josh Nutall

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Nutall

Keagan Stokoe

Our Team

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Stokoe

Marna van Deventer

Our Team

Marna
van Deventer

Masivuye Bixa

Our Team

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Bixa

Matthew Campbell

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Campbell

Maureen Kafile

Our Team

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Pumla Posiso

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Posiso

Raymond Mapatalala

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Mapatalala

Regardt van Zyl

Our Team

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van Zyl

Robin Searle

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Searle

Sisanda Dayimani

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Dayimani

Sivenathi Mhlaba

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Mhlaba

Johan Small

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Small

Steven Briggs

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Briggs

Sue Steyn

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TK

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Tanita Talke

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Talke

Zaque Brookes

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Brookes

Zuks Xengwana

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Founder

Alan
Knott-Craig

Our Team

Andiswa
Gawula

Our Team

Antoinette
Greeff

Our Team

Wayne
Barnes

Our Team

Bukelwa
Mdala

Our Team

Chean
Roux

Our Team

Chris
Meintjies

Our Team

Cobus
Venter

Our Team

Cornelius
Greyling

Our Team

Craig
Rivett

Our Team

Dominique
Crossman

Our Team

Gina
Bergh

Our Team

Godfrey
Krige

Our Team

Jared
Honey

Our Team

Josh
Nutall

Our Team

Keagan
Stokoe

Our Team

Marna
van Deventer

Our Team

Masivuye
Bixa

Our Team

Matthew
Campbell

Our Team

Maureen
Kafile

Our Team

Pumla
Posiso

Our Team

Raymond
Mapatalala

Our Team

Regardt
van Zyl

Our Team

Robin
Searle

Our Team

Sisanda
Dayimani

Our Team

Sivenathi
Mhlaba

Our Team

Johan
Small

Our Team

Steven
Briggs

Our Team

Sue
Steyn

Our Team

TK

Our Team

Tanita
Talke

Our Team

Zaque
Brookes

Our Team

Zuks
Xengwana

Business Model

To have a sustainable business you need to have a profitable business model.
The simplest formula to calculate profit: take total sales and deduct operating costs to arrive at operating profit. Then, deduct capital cost to arrive at gross profit per home.