Wanna start your own Internet Cafe in 2008?

First Internet Cafe Workshop Johannesburg 2007After many, many requests the next date for the 2008 Internet Cafe workshop has been set. Please note I only do ONE workshop every 6 months like this. The next one will be in Cape Town in November.

** All workshops have been postponed till 2009 **

Now I am proud to announce I have an excellent business trainer with me, Yusuf Mahomedy, who regularly writes for The Star Workplace and HR Future on employment and jobs. He will teach all the basics of moving from employment to self-employed and running a business that employs people. While I will focus on the Internet business strategies, computer hardware and networking equipment and software for time management and billing your Internet time. There is going to be an interactive Q&A section so write out all your questions before hand and we will answer them in detail. Also bring along any documentation like business plans or application forms for government funding.

What is this training worth to you? A 4-hour half-day workshops covering:

  • Small business basics
  • Bookkeeping, Tax, UIF, hiring employees
  • Government funding vs loans
  • Internet Cafe set-up (hardware/software)
  • Direct marketing strategies with flyer’s, SMS, etc
  • Ongoing training for you and your staff
  • Billing & Time management system to sell airtime
  • VOIP set-up and packages
  • Additional revenue streams
  • Business plan basics
  • Q&A about your situation, your location

You can save hundreds of hours of research because I have done that already for you. You will receive my recommendations on all equipment and what Internet connections to use because I have evaluated most of the options for the best price/performance ratios. Translated this could save you thousands of Rands, which can be better spent on your own training and marketing. You can get going quicker, and have more confidence of the success of your new small business venture: An Internet Cafe or to help you have more freedom, more cash flow and create jobs while uplifting your communities computer literacy and giving them access the world through email, VOIP and the Web.


Date: Saturday, 31 May 2008
Venue: Sandton Library (on Nelson Mandela Square)
Time: 8am-12h30pm (4 hours)
Cost: R300 per person or R500 for 2 people

RSVP: Cell. 082 9407137 with your # of people and your full contact details.

You will receive a CD with audio, video resources on strategic planning, business building, marketing and sales. It also contains a sample Internet Cafe business plan. And 1-hour consultation (value R750) with me to discuss your needs in private. This may have to be done telephonically (at your cost) as I travel frequently across South Africa on lectures and talks.


Author: RJ Thomas

RJ Thomas is an International Relationship Builder. He was born in South Africa, and moved to China in 2013.

  • otshepeng

    i would like to attend the workshop in JHB or PTA as i would like start an internt Cafe.

    • Millicent

      i will like to attend the workshop in PTA as i would like to start an internt Cafe

      • There are no workshops planned for Pretoria or Johannesburg as all the past ones have been there. A Cape Town workshop is planned for Feb 2012.

  • salome

    hi, iam interested in your bissenes world pls update me with all the info i will requare

  • Lelethu

    Hi i’m interested on doing this workshop but i’m in Cape Town

  • Emily

    Hie, Would like to open my own internet cafe but my problem is want to the best connection to use. And would like to attend your workshop but m in Port Elizabeth.

  • Ntswaki

    Hi…I am very interested in opening my own Internet Cafe and would like to be in one your workshops …I live in Gauteng Roodepoort,when is the next workshop.

  • Odnerious

    Hi .. i would like to open my own internet cafe, live gauteng pretoria,when is your next workshop

    • Do you perhaps have contact details a landline or cellphone number please

  • Hi .. i would also like to open my own internet cafe, live gauteng when is your next workshop

  • Meshack Mothupi

    Hi ..
    i would also like to open my own internet cafe, live gauteng pretoria,when is your next workshop

  • William

    I will like to open my own internet cafe in Rusteburg can you please advice me on how to start and finance this kind of business.

  • Monica

    i have already opened my internet cafe three months ago, i live in Rstenburg, can i have a copy of your video while am in Rustenburg?

  • Siphamandla

    Hi I am Siphamandla I would like to start an internet Cafe. How do I go about opening it

  • Octavia

    I would also like to open my own internet cafe ,i live in Hammanskraal can you pls help with business plan

  • Veronica

    I am interested in starting a new internet cafe, any workshop in Cape Town

  • Veronica

    I am interested in starting a new internet cafe, any workshop in Cape Town

  • Sthembiso Lushozi

    When is your next orkshop in Johannesburg

  • farouk

    hi there
    i would also like 2 open an icafe in nelspruit. how do i go forward looking for the best package for my line rental..? and who has the best package?



  • thuli

    please can i have details of the next workshop in joburg

  • Chad

    I would like to about workshops in Cape Town, as well as maybe some contact details please??

    • We have moved all our workshops to Jan/Feb 2010. And you will have to come to Joburg to attend this workshop. It’s very specialised and there is not enough people in Cape Town for me to travel there at this point.

  • Mashadi

    Can I please have the date and venue of the next workshop in 2010, I would like to attend as I’m interested in opening an internet cafe.

    • The new dates will be posted after 4 January 2010 when we re-open for business. Unlike in the past we will have workshops now every 6 months in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, maybe even Bloemfontein by 2011.

  • Ro

    Hi please notify me of the date and venue of your workshop in Durban.


  • tonderai chiwocha

    hie would you please advise me if you are going to have a workshorp in Jorhannesburg or pretoria around may 2010. If not is it possible to have the lectures over the internet.

    thank you for help in advance

    • Yes, there will be a workshop in Johannesburg for Gauteng-based entrepreneurs who want to start Internet Cafe business this year. The dates will be confirmed by mid Jan and is likely to be in March not May 2010.

  • Naseem

    Hi I am also interested in learning as much I can with regards to opening an internet cafe business and would appreciate if you could provide me with full details for your planned workshops for 2010. Thank you

  • Oupa

    Please send me an email when you have dates for a workshop.

  • OUPA

    Please inform me for the incoming workshop.

  • Sam Mokone

    Can you please advise on the next dates for your workshops in Gauteng or Pretoria and the cost implications

  • Mandisi Ntauzana

    how can i attend the workshop in JHB?
    anything required from me in order to attend?
    mostly i want advice or recommendations on Internet Cafe softwares, Billing & time management systems (for Public phones that will be linked to a computer and for the Internet cafe)

    • Follow the instruction on the page above or call me on 082 940 7137 if you have different questions.



    I am interested in the workshop but I live in Cape Town.

    • There is a Cape Town workshop scheduled for end of April 2010.

  • Katlego Mokome

    Please inform me regarding the dates of a workshop in Pretoria area and Johannesburg

  • Emmanuel

    Hi is there any future plans to offer this same course in cape town soon?

  • Noni Myeni

    Hi please inform me about the workshop dates in Pretoria as i am interested in opening internet cafe

  • ISA



    • No. We only offer this workshop in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

  • Dave

    Hello, My name is Dave and I live in Kenya, is it possible to buy your course on a DVD, or as a down load via E-mail, so that I can watch at home.

    • As soon as the DVD person has completing the editing and post production it will be advertise for sale here. Please check back at the end of May when it should be available.

  • Rebecca

    i;ll like to attend your workshop, please inform when will do it again in Johannesburg. I am interested in starting my own business. Thanks

  • Bonani

    Hi my name is Bonani from Pretoria original I’m from Eastern Cape (East london), I’d like to start a Internet cafe business but are dont know where to start,please give some advice of where to start and can I get the equipments and its how much?

  • Mankgabe Nkosi

    Good morning, as i was busy looking for info on how to start opening my own internet cafe.Could you please help me as i would like to get some advise and how start open my own as the area i am need help and we are struggling to get info for our own children for school work.

  • hi people i also want to attend the workshop for internet cafe but i still want more knowledge how to run it n m living in jhb boksburg plz reply on my email adress soon as possible n note where to attend workshop coz by end of this year i would to run my own bussiness

  • Hi, I would like to open an internet cafe and would like to know how do I go about doind that and how to monitor and manage it. I’m interested in all the small details.

  • Hi, I would like to open an internet cafe and would like to know how do I go about doind that and how to monitor and manage it. I’m interested in all the small details.please send me an e-mail regarding your next workshop, I’m in Midrand

  • George Sepeng

    I woulf like to attend one of your sessions, i am currently opening an internet cafe and woul like to send my employees to these sessions. plese reply with details as to weahther you are still carrying out the workshops.

  • Hi,I would like to open my internet cafe where can get the software for setting up time

  • Shamita Moodley


    How often have you received an sms or email that has abbreviations in it and you just don’t know what it means???
    Well, we have compiled a texting dictionary called “TXT Dictionary” wherein there are more than 1800 of the most common abbreviations and their translations.
    A first in SA which will sell like hotcakes as everybody is becoming increasingly textually active.

    We look at your business as one that targets the right age group for the txt dictionary and also would like to propose having your store/s as one of our outlets. The txt dictionaries retail for an affordable R20 where you can make a profit of up to R10. You can start at purchasing 100 or 1000 or even 10000 booklets. It would be so grand if you gave each of your attendees a book like this to further encourage their involvement in social media

    The Dictionary is launching on the 1st of December 2010 and wouldn’t you just love to have your ad in the book. It is in great demand and every youngster is going to have one. Every time they open their book to find a translation your ad will be glaring at them!!! They will also keep this dictionary very close as it will become their “texting bible”. This is the first edition and other editions will follow as the lingo grows.

    We are targeting December going into January as this is the time when schools and tertiarys are closed and students are roaming the malls and internet cafes and are at their textually active peak.

    Thank you

    Shamita Moodley
    Cell: 082 865 8262
    Tel: 011 466 3879

  • muzi

    hello can you please help me about info of internet cafe as i planning to open one how much money do i need to open that business.

  • great idea, i get my internet connection from http://www.webafrica.co.za/