Archie Rantao started his business career in 1998 when he formed the company Budding Trade cc. Budding Trade was awarded a license to distribute Telkom’s pre-paid cards in physical and virtual form and this has been the company’s business to date. In 2000 Budding Trade formed a joint venture with The Prepaid Company ( a subsidiary of Blue Label Telecoms).
AS a founding member of Lerama Resources, Rantao is also a director,. Currently holding the position of Chief Operations Officer, Rantao oversees all of the operational activities of Lerama and its subsidiaries.
Rantao is a director of The Prepaid Company, chairman of Bula Mahlo Investment and Meruka Mining, and also holds non-executive directorships in various other entities.