1997 :.

February 1997 
Club Internet Pretoria, a division of Absolute Solutions cc, becomes the first ISP in Gauteng to provide ISDN dial-up internet access.
 
May 1997
Absol is hired by Allied Bank to develop their on-line presence. The web site encompasses elements not previously seen on South African web sites; including JAVA based financial calculators and an interactive wizard guiding users through the site.
 
June 1997 
Through a partnership with 3Com/USRobotics, Club Internet Pretoria, a division of Absolute Solutions cc, becomes the first ISP in Gauteng to provide 56k dial-up internet access.
 
July 1997 
Absol relocate to bigger and better offices in Jacqueline Drive, Garsfontein.
 
August 1997 
In a joint venture with Station Africa (An Inmarsat Service Provider), Absol begins marketing Africa’s first internet access service via VSAT portable satellite terminals.
 
November 1997 
New Frontiers expedition launched. Co-sponsored by Absolute Solutions, the expedition follows a group of 6 Land Rovers travelling from Johannesburg to Birmingham up the East Coast of Africa. The expedition leader, utilising a notebook and satellite terminal, posts daily reports on an interactive web site developed and maintained by Absol.
 
December 1997 
An educational schools project is launched in tandem with the New Frontiers expedition, which sees Club Internet provide 100 schools nationwide with free internet facilities. The give-away is valued at over R 500,000.00 and marks the first such investment in education by an internet company in South Africa.