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AfDB approves R2.2bn loan to DBSA
20th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

Development finance institution (DFI) the African Development Bank (AfDB) group has approved a R2.2-billion line of credit to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to expand its portfolio... 


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The Empty Trips digital freight exchange allows rail carriers to publish empty rail wagons on the platform, making this information visible to rail shippers so that they can book space on the rail wagons
Digital platform aims to improve SADC rail efficiency
16th December 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A substantial percentage of all rail wagons in South Africa are empty when moving between destinations. In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, only a small percentage of rail... 


EOH shareholders approve raising R600m through rights issue for growth
14th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Information and communications technology services company EOH has received unanimous approval from its shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting held on December 13 to raise up to... 


Equinix to invest $160m in South Africa data centre entry
13th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

Equinix plans to invest $160-million to build its first data centre in South Africa, as part of the firm’s African expansion push. The US data centre company will build its first facility in... 


Vodacom completes Vodafone Egypt acquisition
13th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom Group has completed the acquisition of a 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt from Vodafone Group. The deal became unconditional and officially completed after Vodacom... 


MTN GlobalConnect, MTN South Africa land 2Africa subsea cable in Western Cape
13th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The 45 000 km 2Africa cable has landed in Yzerfontein and Duynefontein, in the Western Cape, in South Africa, as it prepares to go live in 2023. MTN GlobalConnect, the 2Africa landing party in... 


South Africa’s analogue switch-off set for March 31
9th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is aiming to switch off its analogue signal and end dual illumination on March 31, 2023. Speaking during a media briefing... 


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infrastructure operators are focusing on long-term horizon objectives, which depend on the health and state of the network, and what investments must be made
Artificial intelligence creating new value-generation ways for operators of infrastructure networks
9th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the operation of infrastructure networks and within industries is leading to new ways of generating value for the companies and the users, says... 


FortiGuard assists Interpol with cybercrime detection support
7th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity company Fortinet's threat intelligence and research organisation FortiGuard Labs has provided evidentiary support to global policing collaboration organisation Interpol and African... 


Paratus to deliver satellite connectivity in 37 African countries for OneWeb
5th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A new gateway being built by telecommunications infrastructure and service provider Paratus for broadband satellite communications company OneWeb, in Luanda, Angola, will facilitate the provision... 


Vodafone Group CEO steps down
5th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Telecommunications firm Vodafone Group CEO and director Nick Read has resigned, effective December 31. Current Group CFO Margherita Della Valle has been appointed interim group CEO. 


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Concrete steps towards decarbonisation in construction needed
2nd December 2022

As a significant contributor to global carbon emissions, the construction industry is being compelled to adopt more sustainable practices, especially if it is to meet climate change mitigation... 


MTN says long-running Turkcell litigation dismissed with costs
1st December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The litigation against telecommunications group MTN contesting the award of its 2005 telecommunications operating licence in Iran has been dismissed with costs. Since 2013, MTN and some of its... 


EPF CEO Joanna Govender
Construction technology innovation hub, portal launched
30th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

Public benefit organisation the National Construction Incubator (NCI), in collaboration with nonprofit organisation and technology hub the Empire Partner Foundation (EPF), has launched the first... 


MTN Ghana implements NCA disconnection directive
29th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Ghana is starting the complete disconnection of all SIM cards that have completed the Stage 1 linkage of subscriber registration but have not completed Stage 2 of the... 


Zoho opening new offices in Africa following good growth
28th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Cloud and software as a service multinational Zoho will open new offices in Johannesburg and in Nairobi, Kenya, in the first quarter of next year. The company also has a team working out of Lagos,... 


Cybersecurity is fast emerging as a top risk, but responsibility thereof is a grey area
23rd November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The shift in how and where people work since the height of Covid-19 has left many people and organisations vulnerable to new and emerging cyber-risks, finds professional services firm PwC in its... 


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Telkom's interim earnings fall on higher costs, including loadshedding-related diesel costs
23rd November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom on Wednesday reported a double-digit decline in earnings and flat revenue for the six months ended September 30 amid a tough operating environment characterised by constrained... 


4G remains the dominant technology in Africa, but 5G is set to gain momentum
17th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the adoption of fifth-generation (5G) technology accelerates at record pace worldwide, fourth-generation (4G) technology will remain dominant across Africa for the foreseeable future. The decade... 


Mteto Nyati takes 40% ownership of BSG
15th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Former Altron CEO and prominent businessperson Mteto Nyati has invested in South African business and technology consulting firm Business Systems Group (BSG), taking a significant 40% ownership,... 


Lebashe commits to increase strategic stake in EOH
14th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Investment holding company Lebashe Investment Group will invest a further R100-million in JSE-listed information and communications technology services provider EOH. It already holds 13.06% of... 


Huge Group to merge two entities
14th November 2022

Two of JSE-listed Huge Group’s directly and indirectly wholly owned investment companies, Huge Networks and Huge Telecom, have been combined as part of the group’s organic growth strategy. The new... 


Telkom expects half-year earnings drop
14th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom has reported that it expects a double-digit decline in earnings during the six months ended September 30 , mostly owing to a change in Telkom’s mobile postpaid and prepaid mix,... 


Nokia unpacks the cybersecurity safety net it offers ICT customers
10th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With increasingly higher volumes of data being stored in data centres and the cloud, and with companies hyperscaling their computing, technology group Nokia has emphasised the importance of... 


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Nokia says partnerships are key to improving continental connectivity
10th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As many telecommunications and technologies companies work to connect the 200-million people without mobile broadband coverage in sub-Saharan Africa and improve the affordability of data, Finnish... 


Africa’s data centre market poised for double-digit growth in coming years
10th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research and consultancy company Xalam Analytics says the African data centre market is in the midst of a remarkable growth surge, with data centre providers having spent over $2-billion in... 


Teraco is regional interconnection point for Google's Equiano subsea cable
9th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Data environment services company Teraco has announced that it is now an integral connectivity and interconnection point for Internet services company Google’s Equiano subsea cable. The cable... 


Cell C, Huawei partner on a business support systems transformation project
9th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Cell C and information and communication technology giant Huawei have partnered to assist Cell C’s transition into a digital lifestyle company. The partnership will boost... 


RocketNet calls for lower fibre costs for pensioners
8th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Internet service provider (ISP) RocketNet CEO Simon Swanepoel has called for fibre network operators (FNOs), ISPs and government to reduce fibre Internet costs for pensioners in South Africa and to... 


BCX partners with Twoobii for Skylink satellite service
8th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Technology group BCX has partnered with Twoobii to enable businesses, merchants and consumers to benefit from seamless voice and data connectivity, with speeds from 2 Mb/s to 20 Mb/s, through its... 


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Teraco breaks ground on 30 MW expansion to Isando campus data centre
7th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Data environment services company Teraco says construction has started on a new hyperscale data centre facility with 30 MW of critical power load at its Isando Campus, in Ekurhuleni. The facility –... 


Paratus to build OneWeb gateway in Angola for LEO satellite services
4th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Network infrastructure company Paratus will build a new gateway for telecommunications provider OneWeb in Luanda, Angola, that will provide low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services to several... 


Teraco to continue investing as demand for data facilities continues to grow
4th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Data infrastructure and colocation company Teraco will, as part of its plans for the next five years, continue to invest in its facilities and will make announcements of future expansions soon,... 


MTN Group posts resilient Q3 results
4th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications firm MTN Group posted resilient financial results for third quarter of 2022 on the back of strong performance from its two largest markets, the South African and Nigerian... 


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Automation necessary for Africa’s competitiveness
4th November 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

With global manufacturers embracing power management automation, the African market needs to follow suit to remain competitive, says power management company Eaton Africa power management and... 


MTN Group, Microsoft sign strategic alliance agreement
3rd November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group and Microsoft have partnered to accelerate digital and cloud transformation across Africa. The new strategic alliance, centred on transforming and modernising... 


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