Strive Masiyiwa

Venture capitalist ploughs US$50m into Cassava

Partnership with C5 Capital bolsters Cassava Technologies’ efforts to accelerate digital transformation in Africa.
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Masiyiwa’s daughter appointed to Econet Wireless board

Development has happened weeks after Strive Masiyiwa’s resignation his position on the board.
Feb 28, 2022

Masiyiwa tight-lipped about ‘next business chapter’

Zimbabwean billionaire and telecommunications tycoon hints at “key business moves” after retiring from Econet board.
Feb 7, 2022

Tesh Durvasula appointed CEO of Africa Data Centres

Durvasula will be responsible for driving growth, innovation and strategy of Cassava Technologies’ datacentres.
Jan 25, 2022

Econet’s Strive Masiyiwa now worth US$2.7bn

A 750% surge in Econet shares boosts entrepreneur’s net worth, according to Forbes report.

Africa Data Centres pumps billions into SA facilities

The carrier-neutral data centre provider invests R4 billion in its Johannesburg data centre expansion, and outlines plans to build a fourth location in SA.
Nov 10, 2021

Econet centralises offering with Cassava Technologies launch

Cassava Technologies encompasses Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Africa Data Centres, Liquid Cloud, Sasai Fintech, Vaya Technologies, and Distributed Power Technologies.

IFC confirms investment in Liquid to boost tech infrastructure across Africa

IFC’s latest investment in Liquid follows its investment in the company in February 2021 through Liquid’s bond placement on Euronext Dublin, Ireland’s main stock exchange.
Jul 15, 2021

High demand for financial inclusion driving SSA’s mobile money payments

The race to take Africa’s payments industry online is speeding up says Aida Diarra, head of Visa in Sub Saharan Africa.

Liquid lays 100 000km fibre connectivity across Africa

Countries including Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia have been connected.
May 24, 2021

Telecoms mogul Masiyiwa named UK’s first black billionaire

The Zimbabwean-born businessman’s wealth is reported to be £1.087 billion, which elevates him into the ranks of Britain’s super-rich.

Africa Data Centres cements West Africa hub with Lagos datacentre

Company confirms construction of latest datacentre is well underway.