Avril van Der Rheede was born in Jamestown, in the winelands of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.
He obtained his National Diploma in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 1996.
Thereafter, he obtained his Baccalaureus Technologies in Construction Management.

He joined Grinaker LTA (later Aveng Grinaker) in 1994 and worked there for six years. In 2000, he joined Vodacom where he fulfilled the role of Property Specialist, tasked with the responsibility of building the network infrastructure for the Western Region. These responsibilities encompassed lease negotiations, permitting of sites via consultants, plan and build AC power lines, build roads, build of the tower and the maintenance thereof.

He resigned from Vodacom in 2011 to become an entrepreneur in the Telecommunication sectors, establishing Eagle Towers SA (ETSA) in 2012, a subsidiary of Eagle Group SA.
Eagle Towers SA is a 100% Broad-Based Black Economic Empowered company, with Level 1 accreditation.
ETSA is a proudly home grown South African company, headquartered in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, with offices in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng.

MISSION “Enabling Vital Connectivities

Our mission is to form an integral part of the ICT Sector to enable entities & individuals of all walks of life (urban and rural) to have the advantage of broadband at their fingertips.
We are a solution driven entity and to offer a value proposition that goes beyond just offering tower space for antennas.

VISION

Eagle Towers SA aims to be the leading 100% black owned, BBBEE Level I Telecommunication Company in South Africa. Eagle Towers SA aims to have a national footprint in South Africa owning 250 towers within the next 5 years. Eagle Towers SA in line with the group of companies wants to be an end to end solution in the telecommunications industry.

VALUES

Eagle Towers SA values itself to be an entity of high caliber, high ethics, and high integrity, encourage mutual respect, collaborative and to have great corporate governance. We are implementing a culture in our business that will be portrait through our staff at the helm of the CEO.