South Africa

Altron announces new executive appointments

Company introduces new Group CFO and new Chairman.

Vodacom South Africa, Nokia partner to prep for 5G expansion

Photonic Service Engine 3 chipset hardware integrated to strengthen Vodacom’s optical transmission network.

Technology needs to be harnessed to aid Africa’s economic recovery

Mobile technologies, it appears, could well be the levers that accelerate economic growth on the continent says Julien Fouriot, Sales Director for Africa, Crosscall.

Vodacom rakes in R24.8bn revenue in Q1

The company reports strong results in the first quarter, which also saw the awarding of a telecoms licence in Ethiopia and interest in its VodaPay ecosystem.
23 Jul

MTN earmarks R350m for SA network upgrade

Company adds that it is making progress on its 5G rollout strategy.

Salesforce concludes $27.7bn Slack acquisition

US-based customer relationship management solutions giant Salesforce completes the purchase of Slack Technologies.
21 Jul

Naspers announces R34m insurtech investment

Company invests in digital insurance advice platform Ctrl.

Africa Data Centres partners Global Sense to roll out Zadara in Africa

Zadara’s enterprise-grade products and services now available in Midrand, South Africa.

Civil unrest threatens to choke M&A-linked investment in South Africa

Baker McKenzie’s latest analysis of Refinitiv data reflects on the challenge before SA, the positive start to the year for Nigeria and the work that lies ahead for Kenya.

Better Connected: The pathway to a tech-driven future

By enabling more people to plug into global flows of information, communication, and services, digitalised infrastructure could grow the African GDP says Mohammed Amin, Sr. Vice-President – MERAT, Dell Technologies.
13 Jul

SA’s mobile operators count losses after massive looting

As the running battles between law enforcement and looters continue, the telcos resort to closing shops to ensure the safety of employees and customers.