About Teraco

Company Background

Teraco provides carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centres, and with over 20 000 cross-connects, is Africa’s most interconnected data centre hub. As the first provider of highly resilient, vendor-neutral data environments in sub-Saharan Africa, Teraco brings global content closer to the digital edge.

With its world-class data centre infrastructure and network dense ecosystems, Teraco forms a vital part of the African Internet’s backbone and is an essential part of the modern enterprise’s digital transformation strategy. Its ever-expanding ecosystems move Teraco beyond colocation and firmly establish it as an open marketplace for digital growth and innovation. Discovering new business partners, making strategic interconnection choices, on-ramping to your choice of cloud, and reaching new markets globally – Teraco provides a highly secure, flexible and resilient home for digital organisations the world over.

Purpose-built and operated to global best practice by an expert organisation with an absolute focus on data centre technology and infrastructure, Teraco offers all its clients secure, cost-effective, sustainable, scalable and resilient data centre services through its Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town facilities.

Teraco is backed by leading international investors Berkshire Partners LLC and Permira. Teraco is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor (DTI Codes).

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Black Economic Empowerment

Teraco Data Environments is a certified level 2 contributor. As a South African organisation, we are committed to the spirit of empowerment and will continue to focus on improving every element of our BBBEE scorecard.

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Corporate Social Investment

Teraco Connect Foundation

Teraco Connect Foundation

The Teraco Connect Foundation (“the Foundation”) has been established by Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd (“Teraco”). Teraco’s over-arching business principle is that of “Open Access”. The philosophy of Open Access is built on the premise that businesses colocated within a Teraco data centre facility are freely able to interconnect to one another thereby reducing the costs of such interconnectivity and encouraging ecosystems to grow and flourish.

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Similar to Teraco, the Foundation has an Open Access social investment mandate:

  • Community upliftment through socio economic development projects; and
  • Promoting sustainable access to the broader economy and developing broad based participation in the information, communication and technology (“ICT”) sector.

Consistent with the social investment mandate, the Teraco Connect Foundation has four primary areas of focus:

  • Education The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity of educational institutions.
  • Health The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity to organisations that have a mandate to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.
  • Arts and Culture The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity to organisations that have a mandate to uplift communities through the promotion of arts and culture.
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurs The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME’s) and thereby enabling sustainable broad based participation in the broader economy. Approved beneficiaries would include: Black micro and small businesses; Black owned businesses that make a contribution to transformation; all enterprises that make a substantial contribution to transformation.

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Transformation & BBBEE

Teraco is committed to sustainable transformation within the organisation and the empowerment of those who have been economically marginalised and disadvantaged through the discriminatory practices of the past. Teraco has achieved the BBBEE status of Level 2 contributor, with 125% BEE procurement recognition. Teraco aims to create a work environment that promotes equal opportunities for all, and acknowledges that it has an important role to play in normalising our society through positive contributions in the ICT sector.

Skills Development / Learnerships

This year’s focus will be on the journey of 100 unemployed students (50 based in Limpopo / 50 based in Northwest Province) who are to be enrolled in a Pivotal Skills program through the MICT Seta to complete a 12-month Learnership studying a Computer Technician course as well as 50 employed students who will be undertaking an Internship studying Computer Network and Systems Engineering based in the Limpopo province. 

Both Pivotal Skills programs will be managed by Level-1 BBBEE program managers who provide learning and development solutions that seek to make a positive impact on the well-being of employed or unemployed learners.

Supplier Development

Teraco is privileged to be a founding partner of the Tshimologong Precinct. As Africa’s largest data centre Teraco support the foresight and vision of Wits University and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in creating a vibrant digital technology hub in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Tshimologong will support much needed skills development, job creation, entrepreneurship and the rejuvenation of Johannesburg’s inner city. Tshimologong meaning new beginnings in seTswana is an initiative by Wits University, through its Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE). The Precinct will provide an exciting environment that will see programmers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs congregating in a half city block in Braamfontein. Teraco is a strategic partner along with the likes of Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Telkom, ACSA and the City of Johannesburg. For more information please visit www.jcse.org.za/hub

Teraco also supports the following additional businesses under various projects: BCNK, KMJ Services, Njinjicom, and Sukuma.

Enterprise Development

Teraco has chosen to support supplier enterprises that are independent, have a turnover of less than R50m, with black ownership greater than 51%, in an effort to support smaller businesses, encourage the growth of these enterprises, which will in turn create jobs and economic opportunities for black owned supplier companies and black entrepreneurs. As part of this program, the Teraco Connect Trust supports: Collaborate Business Solutions, Lyca Xfinity, S’Fikile Consulting, Two-Seven-Six Main Street, Voimar, and Umzinyathi Telecommunications.

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Socio-Economic Development

Tomorrow Trust

The Tomorrow Trust supports orphaned and vulnerable children throughout their educational journey. Providing holistic education, we focus on academics and life skills, thereby empowering them to reach their full potential as self-sustaining and proactive members of society. For more detailed information on the programmes offered please visit: www.tomorrow.org.za

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Teraco in partnership with the Tomorrow Trust participates in the following programmes: Post-Secondary Program Our Post-Secondary program is geared towards assisting students through college and university. We are committed to providing support for these young adults throughout the year. Monthly workshops are arranged where life skills, study skills, self-awareness and self-mastery issues are developed and taught. This furthers their growth as they develop in to competent, proactive individuals. Upon graduation, students enter the South African job market as skilled and reliable individuals, ready to further and sustain the growth of our country. Post-secondary students are required to give back at least 10 hours a year to the younger groups within the Grade R – Grade 12 program at Tomorrow Trust. They then become motivators and role models to the younger students and at the same time learn the wonder of being able to make a positive impact on another’s life. Tomorrow Trust Holiday and Saturday School The Tomorrow Trust Holiday and Saturday School Programme provides orphaned and vulnerable children with additional academic support in a holistic manner to ensure that they achieve good academic passes in Grade 12 thereby preventing them from dropping out of school and enabling them to access a tertiary education.

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BBBEE Ownership

Teraco Connect Trust

Teraco Connect Trust is a 10% shareholder in Teraco with a mandate to improve access to education in South Africa. Teraco recognizes the significance of building the necessary skills through improved access to education. Education is a cornerstone in building the skills required by our society in order to ensure a prosperous South Africa for all. Teraco has partnered with organisations that support this vision.

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Management Team


Jan Hnizdo

Chief Executive Officer


Samuel Erwin

Chief Financial Officer


Brendan Dysel

Head of Infrastructure Management


Radia Bhamjee

Head of Organisational Development


Gys Geyser

Head of Infrastructure Development


Samantha Tudor-Owen

Head of Finance


Sven Blom

Head of Sales


Marius Snyman

Head of Environment, Health & Safety


Carla Sanderson

Head of Marketing


Michele McCann

Head of Interconnection & Peering


Helen Kruger

Head of Operations


Ridwaan Sookharia

Head of Data Centre Operations

Executive Board Members

  • Jan Hnizdo    Chief Executive Officer
  • Samuel Erwin    Chief Financial Officer

Non-Executive Board Members

  • Andrew Tuckey    Chairman
  • Grant van Rooyen    Non-Executive Director
  • Larry Hamelsky    Non-Executive Director
  • Lex van Wyk    Non-Executive Director
  • Pierre Pozzo    Non-Executive Director
  • Unathi Magwentshu    Non-Executive Director

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Working at Teraco

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please submit your details along with your CV using the form provided on each listing. Successful candidates will be contacted by Teraco's recruitment team to arrange interviews.

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