Herotel connects it’s first customers to fibre in Tzaneen

Herotel Radioactive is proud to announce that it has started connecting customers in Aqua Park to the world-class fibre internet network. Our very first fibre customer, Rudie Cerva, chose a 100Mbps package for the low price of R999. It is a true uncapped package (as much data as you can download) and came with no installation fee and a free-to-use router.

Gideon Stander (Herotel General Manager), Rudie Cerva (fibre customer) and Johan van Helsdingen (Herotel Area Manager)

Herotel has also started construction in Arbor & Premier Park where it hopes to start connecting customers within 6-8 weeks. Once complete, residents and businesses will enjoy internet that is faster, more reliable and offered at prices far lower than ADSL, wireless or LTE. Simply put, it is a game-changing internet connectivity technology. 

Herotel is also proud to confirm that local labour will be used to build the network. Gideon Stander, who is the General Manager of Herotel Radioactive, says. “I attended school in Tzaneen and it is very important to me that we make use of local labour, as opposed to importing contractors from outside the region. The same will be true when the network is complete. You will deal only with people from the area, real people who know where Tzaneen is and what the community stands for. Not some call centre in Cape Town or Johannesburg.” 

Herotel has opted to construct a fibre network that is strung mostly along poles in the mid-block between homes, which is the preferred method of large telecommunications companies like Verizon in the United States and British Telecoms in the UK. Putting the fibre optic cables in the air has numerous benefits for Tzaneen, but for most residents only one reason will matter: better monthly prices. By building this way we can offer residents packages that are up to 33% more affordable than if we had to trench the network. It’s the same quality fibre network, we just put the cables in the air instead of under the ground.


Another benefit for homeowners is that there will be no need to dig up your pavements or gardens to install the network. There may be limited trenching required to cross some roads, but this will be minimum and won’t directly affect any homeowners. 

Herotel Radioactive is also offering an additional perk to homeowners. “Our team members, dressed in uniform, will be approaching residents to plant poles within the servitude on their property boundary line. In gratitude for allowing us to plant a pole on their property, we will be offering a limited special promotion to those residents who assist us first,” he says. ‘’The Tzaneen fibre network represents a technological investment into the local community, which will improve access to education, entertainment and open new business opportunities. As a further bonus to homeowners, it has been proven that access to fibre increases the value of properties over time.’’ 

CLICK HERE if you want us to notify you when fibre becomes available.