Vodacom spends over R200 million to expand rural coverage

Vodacom's 4G base station

Vodacom’s 4G base station by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – VODACOM has spent R207 million (US$14,8 million) to upgrade network infrastructure across the Free State and Northern Cape provinces during the 2020/21 financial period. It has spent R67 million during the period deploying new sites in deep rural areas. A total of 40 new sites have More...

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OPPO A74 5G
By On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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OPPO enhances foray into SA’s 5G space

OPPO A74 5G by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – COMPETITION in South Africa’s fifth-generation (5G) smartphone space is intensifying with the launch of the OPPO A74 5G. With this latest addition, there are More...

DRC lithium
By On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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DRC the next global frontier for lithium, tin

DRC lithium from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to fulfill its renowned status as a global lithium and tin powerhouse following a cooperation agreement More...

Madagascar Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Fanomezantsoa Lucien Ranarivelo
By On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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Insurance scheme launched for Madagascar farmers

Madagascar Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,Fanomezantsoa Lucien Ranarivelo from MARIO RAJOMAZANDRY in Antananarivo, Madagascar ANTANANARIVO – THE International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Madagascar More...

Huawei Cloud AI
By On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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‘Roaring 20s’ poised to power South Africa’s digital future

Huawei Cloud AI by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – THE fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks (5G), artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing have emerged as the catalysts More...

MTN Nigeria
By On Thursday, May 6th, 2021
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MTN lists N110 billion in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS – MTN Nigeria has issued N110 billion (US$4,12 billion) fixed rate bond in the West African country that is its biggest market. The Series I, seven-year, More...

Kenya's national beer
By On Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
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Kenya cracks down on illegal beer traders

Kenya’s national beer from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI – KENYAN authorities have seized illicit alcoholic beverages with an estimated market value of KSh1,43 million (US$13 342) during More...

MOU signing between Supreme Spring (South Africa) and Springs and Bolts Company Limited (Ghana); from left to right: Gino Singh (Business Development Manager - Supreme Spring), Sunil Kumar Tyagi (Chief Operating Officer – Springs & Bolts Company Limited), Mark Barley (Managing Director - Supreme Spring), Derrick Asamoah Boahen (Managing Director - Springs & Bolts Company Limited), Christo Hechter (Commercial Director - Supreme Spring), Moffat Mampuru (Supreme Springs Plant Manager - Plant
By On Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
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SA motor sector explores West Africa business opportunities

MOU signing between Supreme Spring (South Africa) and Springs and Bolts Company Limited (Ghana); from left to right: Gino Singh (Business Development Manager – Supreme Spring), Sunil Kumar Tyagi (Chief Operating More...

Maize crop in South Africa
By On Friday, April 30th, 2021
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‘Africa has the potential to feed the world’

Maize crop in South Africa from ALEXIS DOUMBIA in Abidjan, Ivory Coast ABIDJAN – FINANCIAL institutions and researchers have pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent More...

Ethiopian Airlines
By On Friday, April 30th, 2021
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Ethiopian Airlines unscathed by COVID-19 devastation

Ethiopian Airlines from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA – ETHIOPIAN Airlines Group’s shift to focus on cargo transportation and aircraft maintenance businesses since the coronavirus (COVID-19) More...