South Africa's Web Presence Provider of Choice
HOSTRIVER is a leading hosting and Internet services provider powering thousands of entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations online presence across Africa.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa - our mission is to help our clients connect, communicate and trade online with ease.

We are a privately held 100% black owned company with Level 1 BBBEE accreditation. As a South African organisation, we are committed to the spirit of empowerment and compliance with every element of our BBBEE scorecard.



Our strategic utilization of global world-class facilities provides us the flexibility to deliver the performance, quality and reliability required to keep our customer’s domains, websites and emails operating 99.99% of time.


Our award-winning web based client management portal gives you unsurpassed control over all your services in one place, including 24/7 access to support, billing, services and domain management.


HOSTRIVER is a licensed Telecommunications Services Provider by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and an accredited domain name registrar by the ZACR.


We take protecting our customer’s data seriously. Our security team and safeguards are on the job all day every day to provide the level of security needed in today’s digital age.


Reliable Internet connectivity and hosting infrastructure is the backbone from which an Internet-enabled life can be realised and can impact economies and communities in a way we have never seen before.

The Internet as a platform for communication and commerce enables citizens in developing countries to become part of a global economy as international traders.

The Internet enabled environment allows businesses and citizens to access information and services that can improve their lives and increase the country’s competitiveness both domestically and internationally.

In a world where technology is affecting every sphere of our lives, the Internet becomes a basic human right.

Our founder was born in a rural village with no electricity, running water and certainly no Internet. It's been his dream to bring about positive change in underprivileged areas and a gift of life to the new generation—a chance for them to dream and remain relevant in the new Internet-enabled world.


Madoda Khuzwayo

Founder and CEO

Madoda Khuzwayo is part of a new breed of technology entrepreneurs enlightening the South African business landscape.

He has qualifications in Electrical Engineering, eCommerce and Information Systems. He is a self-taught coder and self-confessed domain name purchasing enthusiast.

Madoda fell in love with the Internet and the infinite possibilities it can generate for commercial use and social change, at an early age. His remarkable journey from humble beginnings to his seat at the boardroom table is inspirational.

As a creative Tech Entrepreneur, Madoda invests his soul and imagination into every product that he works on. Fast Company magazine in their July 2015 and June 2017 acknowledged him as one of South Africa’s Top 100 most creative people in Business.

He is also the Face of Rémy Martin, a leading fine champagne cognac brand and has been featured on various media platforms including: Entrepreneur Magazine, Finweek, Black Business Quarterly, Fast Company, Leadership Magazine, Business Day Wanted, GQ, Destiny, SABC, CNBC Africa, Business Day TV and many others.

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