Ronnie Apteker

Business Leader, Entrepreneur

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Apteker studied computer science for nine years and co-founded the country’s first Internet service provider in 1993. Internet Solutions (IS) has been one of South Africa’s most successful post-apartheid businesses, employing over 1000 people and winning numerous technology awards.

Ronnie has authored a number of papers that have been published both locally and internationally. In February 1994, Ronnie was invited to present a paper in San Jose, California on Distributed Multimedia at the annual meeting of the International Society for Optical Engineering. This paper was subsequently published in the SPIE/IEEE proceedings.

Apteker is the author of Trading Spaces and co-author, with Jeremy Ord, of DO YOU LOVE IT IN THE MORNINGS? Apteker writes regularly for various newspapers around South Africa. Apteker sponsored and produced the successful Laugh Out Loud fundraiser in 2002. He has also been involved in nine fi lm productions over the past seven years, the latest one being Jerusalema.