Springbok Jean de Villiers and Prepaid24 aim to win for consumers

Prepaid24.com, a fast-growing online prepaid services company based in the Southern Cape, has secured former Springbok captain and rugby legend, Jean de Villiers, as a business development partner. De Villiers was the keynote speaker at a gala event held last night, Thursday 27 October, where Prepaid24.com has kicked off the next phase of its strategy.

Jean de Villiers
Jean de Villiers

The event at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf resort in Mossel Bay was held to brief Prepaid24’s stakeholders – including staff and business partners, representatives of its associated businesses and municipalities, VIP guests, and members of the media—about the company’s aggressive growth plans. De Villiers will also join company executives for a three-month national roadshow visiting small and rural towns where Prepaid24.com sees strong growth potential for its business.

Prepaid24.com is a significant player in the Southern Cape economy, providing online prepaid solutions to some 200,000 registered household and business customers. It serves Eskom electricity clients as well as clients in over 80 municipalities countrywide, including the large metropolitan municipalities.

Ben Lindeque
Ben Lindeque

Says Ben Lindeque, Business Architect at Prepaid24.com: “We have chosen to partner with Jean de Villiers because he embodies values that are central to our brand—dedication, excellence and passion. Having played in 109 tests and served as captain in 37 of those, De Villiers is a true leader who succeeded through practice and perseverance.”


He adds: “We started out seven years ago as a small player and have enjoyed significant growth since then. Now, we are ready to expand our service offering to include mobile data, lotto services, municipal bill payments and Telkom payments. We are also targeting areas beyond the major metropoles for the next phase of growth. Our vision is to be the leading payments company covering the full spectrum of monthly and prepaid expenses.”

Opening of Customer Support offices Mossel Bay October 27
Opening of Customer Support offices Mossel Bay October 27

Prepaid24.com is a strategic business partner of Blue Label Telecoms, acting as an online retailer of Blue Label’s prepaid services. “We strive to deliver high service levels and quality products to our customers, working in partnership with Eskom, major local government authorities, and prepaid vendors like Blue Label,” Lindeque adds. “We deliver the convenience and security consumers expect when they pay for their bills and services, making it easy for them to recharge airtime, electricity and data at a click of a button.”

About Blue Label Telecoms

Listed on the JSE: BLU. Blue Label’s core business is the virtual distribution of secure electronic tokens of value, predominantly prepaid airtime, electricity and ticketing, and transactional services across its global footprint of touch points. The Group’s stated strategy is to extend its global footprint of touch points, both organically and acquisitively, to fulfil the significant demand for the delivery of multiple prepaid products and services through a single distributor, across various delivery mechanisms and via numerous merchants or vendors. Visit our website: Blue Label Telecoms. Follow us on Twitter: BlueLabelTeleco

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