12 months ago:

“Salt is the only company that has ever won three Diamond Arrows in the ICT field, two years consecutively,” said PMR.africa founder Johan Hattingh in February 2021.

“That’s nice. Hold my beer,” replied Salt Essential IT managing director, Sonja Coetzer.


Like Usain Bolt at the Olympics in 2008, 2012, and 2016, Windhoek-based ICT company and cloud services sorcerers, Salt Essential IT, has smashed their own record again. The company clinched three PMR.africa Diamond Awards for the third year in a row, thereby cementing their spot in a very small and select group of companies on the African continent.

It’s the first time in the business journal’s history that an ICT company has won first overall place in three categories for three consecutive years.

The award categories where Salt has clinched the first spot and the coveted Diamond Arrow Awards are Cloud Service Providers, Data Centres, and IT Consulting Companies. The 2021 awards bring Salt’s PMR Awards tally to 17 awards in 9 years.

Johan Hattingh reiterated that this achievement is a testament to why Salt is so highly regarded in this industry.  “Every year the competition is fiercer, but every year Salt raises their game and shows up on top. It is an acknowledgment of the continuous effort and hard work of the staff and management of Salt Essential IT.”

Christoper, Grace and Peter-George with the coveted awards.
Christopher, Grace, and Peter-George being salty. And proud.

Sonja Coetzer simply puts the success down to the dedication of the Salties, who she refers to as “a world-class family of digital transformers devoted to human-centred technology solutions and extraordinary customer service”.

“We celebrated our 24th birthday earlier this month, and since the beginning, the Salt brand promise has always been business enablement. We supply, deploy, and support only the best technologies and solutions available and provide consulting on how the humans inside every customer should optimally use these technologies, aligned to business strategy, to support business goals and objectives. We do this, and nothing else. It’s a kind of magic.”

Commercial Expansion Empowerment Specialist of Salt, Vanessa Maresch, says “First and foremost we thank our business partners and loyal customers for their continued support. Public acknowledgement is an honour, but the true joy of accomplishment is when our people successfully enable your people to thrive. We put people at the forefront of the modern workplace, yours and ours.”

Apart from the PMR.Africa awards, Salt also sports three Microsoft® Partner of the Year – Namibia awards for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Salt Marketing: released 16 March 2022



Based in Windhoek, Namibia, Salt Essential IT is one of Africa’s most awarded Microsoft Direct Cloud Solution providers, enabling and supporting clients ranging from small and medium to enterprise.
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