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Aug 28, 2015
There has been quite a number of efforts directed at rejuvenating the township economy. Recent announcements regarding the Township Renewal Programme are just a few of those efforts. What is striking, though, is that there seems to be a lack coordination to get these...
Aug 27, 2015
The 17th Annual Sunday Times Top Brands Awards took place yesterday at the luxurious Maslow Hotel Ballroom in Sandton. The awards are held in honour of brands rated by users and non-users in the Business and Consumer sector. The research and fieldwork is conducted by...
Aug 21, 2015
Construction has started on a three-storey, four-star green office block in the Baywest City development.
Aug 19, 2015
Blue Label Joint CEO Brett Levy
JSE-listed Blue Label’s retail ambitions were coming to fruition as the group rolled out hundreds of standalone front-end retail stores in a 51:49 joint venture with Edcon Group. The R300-million project would see 400 ‘Edgars Connect’ stores, offering a range of...
Aug 17, 2015
Construction has started on a three-storey four-star green office block in the R6-billion Baywest City development. The office block inside the Baywest City precinct, in Port Elizabeth’s western suburbs, signalled the wide-ranging roll out of development at the...
Aug 06, 2015
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has urged management at State-owned electricity utility Eskom to take decisive steps to halt the decline in profitability, which she revealed on Thursday had slumped from R7.1-billion in 2013/14 to R3.6-billion in 2014/15....
Jul 27, 2015
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday announced the resignation of CFO and executive director Ivan Dittrich, effective July 31. Vodacom South Africa executive director for finance Till Streichert would succeed Dittrich, who was leaving to pursue his own interests.
Jul 23, 2015
Mobile network giant Vodacom has won a small victory in its R7-billion bid to take over fixed-line operator Neotel. It was on Wednesday granted access by the Competition Tribunal in Pretoria to confidential documents used to inform the Competition Commission's...
Jul 20, 2015
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Jun 17, 2015
Vodacom has expressed cautious welcome over one regulator's approval of its planned bid to buy Neotel. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) earlier this week gave Vodacom the green light to buy Neotel for R7-billion.
May 21, 2015
Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele on Thursday promised to finalise the much-anticipated spectrum policy this year. While giving no indications of a timeline, he told media prior to the Department of Telecommunications and Postal...
May 18, 2015
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
JSE-listed Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub on Monday said the telecommunications group had faced its toughest year yet in the period to March 31; however, the fourth quarter performance indicated an optimistic recovery into the next financial year. The first half of the...
Apr 22, 2015
Telecommunications giant Vodacom on Wednesday said it is testing the viability of retrofitting a compact base station to the roof of existing shipping container shops to supply mobile coverage to townships. Starting in the Alexandra township, in Gauteng, Vodacom...
Apr 21, 2015
SA mining companies in Zimbabwe and several other Africa operations have not been targeted by the wave of retaliatory action over the recent xenophobic attacks in Durban and Johannesburg. Officials and sources at most mining companies in Zimbabwe and executives from...
Mar 06, 2015
The project involves the construction of a gigabit passive optical networking solution to expand Vodacom’s customer-base enterprise and residential markets.
Jan 26, 2015
Telecommunications giant Vodacom has taken another step towards expanding its fixed-lined capabilities as it moved to build a fibre-to-the-home network. South Africa’s largest mobile operator appointed communication solution provider Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a...
Jan 16, 2015
Telecommunications group Vodacom’s play for converged communications network operator Neotel could effectively enable South Africa’s largest fixed-line operator Telkom to regain its monopoly status. Internet Solutions executive for cloud and communications Wayne...
Jan 15, 2015
The potential stifling of competition in the telecommunications sector has South Africa’s mobile operators up in arms as they move to block Vodacom’s R7-billion bid for converged communications network operator Neotel. Rival telecommunication operators on Thursday...
Jan 05, 2015
Telecommunications giant Vodacom on Monday unveiled its Department of Basic Education-endorsed learning platform giving students, teachers and parents unlimited access to education content. Speaking at a breakfast launch event that also honoured South Africa’s top...
 
 
 
 
Nov 27, 2014
This year, 82 companies met the JSE’s Socially Responsible Index (SRI) requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and management practices, compared with only 72 companies in 2013, as companies become more aware of how they...
Nov 12, 2014
As over-the-top (OTT) voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services start to threaten the revenues of mobile operators, telecommunications giant MTN on Tuesday called for collaboration. The pressure of maintaining revenue amid the emergence of OTT services, such as...
Nov 10, 2014
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday reported a 5.5% decline in headline earnings a share to 415c for the six months ended September 30, mainly owing to the mobile termination rate (MTR) cuts, as well as increased depreciation as a result of accelerated capital...
Oct 31, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene confirmed a further direct allocation to power utility Eskom of at least R20-billion. But he also stressed last week that the injection would have no impact on the Budget deficit as the capital would be raised through the sale of...
Oct 22, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene confirmed a further direct allocation to power utility Eskom of at least R20-billion. But he also stressed on Wednesday that the injection would have no impact on the Budget deficit as the capital would be raised through the sale of...
Oct 13, 2014
Telecommunications group Vodacom has extended its long-term evolution offering to Lesotho, starting in Maseru, as data demand in the region “booms”. Vodacom expected significant uptake of the next-generation technology, which would be extended to other districts in...
Oct 03, 2014
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Friday reiterated that it believed that the South African telecommunications industry was vibrant and competitive and that a lot had been achieved to grow the sector. Presenting at the Independent Communications Authority of South...
Oct 03, 2014
The cost of deploying network infrastructure and the long delays experienced in securing site permits could hamper telecommunications group MTN’s ability to satisfy the needs emerging from the “data tsunami” in South Africa, MTN chief technology officer Eben Albertyn...
Sep 30, 2014
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
Despite the loss of over R1-billion owing to the drastic mobile termination rate (MTRs) cuts, telecommunications giant Vodacom on Tuesday said its spend in South Africa during this current financial year would reach about R17-billion. This included Vodacom’s...
Aug 19, 2014
Telecommunications giant Vodacom on Tuesday announced plans to inject R1-billion in the current financial year to upgrade its network in Gauteng. The company would focus on upgrading and increasing third-generation (3G) coverage in the major townships of Gauteng,...
 
 
 
 
Jul 24, 2014
A 50% cut in mobile termination rates (MTRs) implemented by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) in April has dragged down telecommunications group Vodacom’s service revenue for the three months ended June 30. The group on Thursday posted...
Jul 22, 2014
Telecommunications giant MTN has, for the second year running, been named the country’s most valuable brand, accounting for 16.5% of the total value of the country’s top 50 brands and potentially emerging as Africa’s first home-grown “superbrand”, Brand Finance...
Jun 20, 2014
After last month issuing a call for proposals for the roll-out of an extensive fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network throughout the Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst, the Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association (Praboa) has nominated new market player Vumatel...
Jun 05, 2014
After last month issuing a call for proposals for the roll-out of an extensive fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network throughout the Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst, the Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association (Praboa) has nominated new market player Vumatel...
May 26, 2014
As converged communications network operator Neotel continued its “consistent” year-on-year growth, MD and CEO Sunil Joshi said on Monday that Vodacom’s buyout of the Tata Communications subsidiary would give it “greater scale and investment” – and the capability –...
May 23, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Friday defended itself against “insinuations” that the ongoing mergers and acquisitions in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry were a result of the regulator’s delay in...
May 23, 2014
South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator has taken the industry-wide price war “to the next level” as it unveils a new 66c-a-minute offering, along with three new postpaid 79c-a-minute on per second billing products. This comes as Cell C disputed reports of a...
May 22, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) quarterly Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring test report has found that telecommunications group Vodacom’s call success rate and retainability performed best in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal....
May 20, 2014
As people increasingly demand – and require – access to the Internet, particularly with uptake through mobile devices on the rise, communications groups operating across Africa are looking at ways of evolving and delivering higher bandwidth services. The exponential...
May 20, 2014
The acquisition by mobile operator Vodacom of unlisted telecommunications company Neotel in a cash transaction worth R7 billion is indicative of ongoing consolidation in the industry. That’s according to Lloyd Chater, Director at pan-African corporate law firm Bowman...
 
 
 
 
May 19, 2014
JSE-listed telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday concluded an agreement for the 100% buy-out of converged communications network operator Neotel for R7-billion. The India-based Tata Communications subsidiary and its employees would now be absorbed into Vodacom’s...
May 13, 2014
May 05, 2014
For mid-sized organisations without a large IT budget, convergence and the move to IP-telephony is posing a serious challenge. Disruptive technologies like cloud computing are here to stay. The ‘bring your own device’ trend has set in and more and more things (from...
Mar 31, 2014
Satellite services provider Intelsat and telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday inked an agreement that would see the delivery of more reliable, secure and cost-efficient broadband connectivity to small or home-based offices and small and medium-sized enterprises...
Mar 24, 2014
Alan Knott-Craig
Next week was likely to be “make-or-break” for affordable mobile communications in South Africa for the next 20 years, predicted Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig on Monday. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) planned to implement on April 1...
 
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