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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... 


Teraco completes Phase 1 of Ekurhuleni data centre
2nd November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre and interconnection platform company Teraco has completed the first phase of JB4 – its new hyperscale data centre addition at the Bredell Campus, in Ekurhuleni, to support the growing... 


Shoprite invests in local data startup 
31st October 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Shoprite Group has joined a group of companies, led by Buffet Investments and KLT, to invest in South African data-collaboration platform provider Omnisient.  Omnisient enables businesses “to... 


MTN Nigeria delivers double-digit growth during the first nine months of 2022
31st October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Nigeria has achieved double-digit growth during the nine months ended September 30. The group posted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation... 


MTN launches MTN Skills Academy
28th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN has launched the MTN Skills Academy to develop people across the continent as producers, consumers and innovators of digital technologies. The ‘Digital Skills for Digital Jobs’ programme aims... 


European Investment Bank backs MTN Nigeria
28th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Nigeria has secured €100-million backing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the largest EIB financing deal for high-speed telecommunications expansion in... 


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New data centre opens its doors in Johannesburg
28th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and services company NTT, represented in South Africa by ICT company Dimension Data, has officially opened a new data centre in... 


EOH aims to raise R600m in equity to reduce debt costs
27th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology company EOH will seek the approval of its shareholders for a R600-million equity raise to reduce its debt financing costs by about 15%, EOH... 


Telkom launches commercial 5G
27th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom, in partnership with information and communication technology giant Huawei, has officially launched its national commercial fifth-generation (5G) network. Telkom has... 


Altron delivers strong interim results
24th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed technology firm Altron on Monday reported a significant surge in earnings during the six months ended August 31, performing well in a competitive industry despite South Africa’s economic... 


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Inventory system tailored for S Africa
21st October 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Supply chain specialist Strategico has developed the Barcode Out’a Box (BoB) system that is tailored to meet the requirements of local warehouses with its barcoding, scanning and inventory... 


Sars to launch voluntary declaration portal pilot project at King Shaka
20th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will, in November, launch a pilot project to test the implementation of an electronic portal for travelers to make declarations on a voluntary basis, well... 


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MTN withdraws Telkom bid
19th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN has walked away from its bid to buy out smaller rival Telkom. In a Sens announcement on Wednesday, Telkom, withdrawing its cautionary, said that MTN terminated... 


MTN announces two partners following crowd-sourcing programme
18th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN South Africa has partnered with two businesses – 24Solutions and SAMO Engineering – following its crowd-sourcing call for small businesses with additional generation... 


IFWG fintech regulatory sandbox opens for applications
14th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) is opening its regulatory sandbox (RSB), launched in April 2020, for applications from industry following the introduction of a new... 


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Sustainathon competition launched in South Africa
14th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Information technology company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched its TCS Sustainathon – a problem-solving competition aimed at getting youth to develop and execute innovative ideas to... 


MTN SA appoints new chief commercial operations officer
13th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa has appointed Wanda Matandela as chief commercial operations officer, effective October 1, following the recent introduction of the role, as the company gears up to deliver on its... 


Altron Systems Integration appoints new MD
12th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed technology company Altron has appointed Collin Govender as MD of Altron Systems Integration, effective October 1. Govender joined Altron in June 2017 as shared services group executive,... 


MIC invests R10m in farming investment fintech platform Livestock Wealth
12th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Investment holding company the Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) has, through its Khulisani Ventures initiative, invested R10-million in crowd farming financial technology (fintech) company... 


MIC acquires stake in TooMuchWifi to accelerate Internet connectivity in underserved communities
11th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The impact investing portfolio of the Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) has secured a 24.85% stake, for an undisclosed amount, in affordable wireless Internet service provider TooMuchWifi. The... 


Entertainment and media in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya make a strong comeback
11th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Entertainment and media revenue across South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya rebounded strongly in 2021 as all three markets, like the rest of the world, recovered from the effects of the Covid-19... 


New UJ centre to focus on domain knowledge and how to leverage applied data science
7th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The newly launched University of Johannesburg (UJ) Centre for Applied Data Science (CADS) aims to bring together computer and domain scientists to promote and accelerate data-intensive teaching... 


Rain tables nonbinding proposal for Telkom
30th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Data-only mobile operator rain has formally tabled a nonbinding proposal with information and communications group Telkom. Telkom on Friday issued a shareholder update noting that it is evaluating... 


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Drone tech deployed for working at heights
30th September 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

A global initiative to get machines to drive inspections in dangerous spaces has resulted in the introduction of drone technology for working-at-height projects. “Drones reduce the amount of human... 


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VR technology to improve training initiatives
30th September 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

With potential health and safety risks facing those working at height, training solutions provider KBC Health & Safety will introduce a virtual reality (VR) component for its training programmes to... 


Cell C on the mend post recapitalisation, says CEO
29th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the conclusion of its years-long recapitalisation, mobile operator Cell C is confident it is now on firmer footing for growth moving forward. The focus over the past three years has been... 


Merchantec CEO Confidence Index increases in Q3
28th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Merchantec CEO Confidence Index, for the third quarter of 2022, recorded a 14% improvement in CEO confidence between the second and third quarters of 2022, with the index now at 54.6 - just... 


Open Access Data Centres continues its edge data centre expansion in South Africa
21st September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Data centre services provider and  Africa’s edge data centre leader and a West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) Group company Open Access Data Centres (OADC) is launching three new OADC Edge data... 


Mettus focusing on core business growth after separation from EOH
20th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Analytics and technology services company Mettus is focusing on achieving core business growth, geographic expansion, acquisitions and innovation, after it was established through the recent sale... 


MTN focuses on connectivity in escalated load-shedding
20th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN South Africa (SA) is working around the clock to protect customer’s connectivity amid escalating load-shedding across the country. The group has embarked on an... 


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