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ICASA mulls changes to equity ownership regulation

21 Apr 2017A review found 53% of I-ECS and I-ECNS licensees have less than 30% HDG equity ownership.

The regulator seeks comment on how it should approach the implementation of the ICT Sector Code in terms of ownership by historically disadvantaged groups.

DFA tight-lipped on possible sale

20 Apr 2017At the end of September 2016, the book value of DFA's fibre-optic network was in excess of R7.4 billion.

Dark Fibre Africa will not comment on market speculation its parent company is in talks to sell it to Internet Solutions.

Vodacom pushes out Tanzania IPO date

19 Apr 2017Vodacom needs to list in Tanzania as part of a government requirement.

Investors will have another three weeks to apply for shares to be listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Vodacom Tanzania MD Ian Ferrao tells ITWeb.

MTN market cap down R171bn in two years

13 Apr 2017A turbulent few years saw the operator's stock value drop considerably.

The mobile giant's share price has fallen over 40% since December 2014, shaving a considerable chunk off its market cap.

Local telco ratings hit by SA downgrade

12 Apr 2017Vodacom is the SA telco highest rated by rating agency S&P.

SA's sovereign downgrade to "junk" by S&P and Fitch prompts a chain reaction, with the outlook of MTN and Telkom both dropping to negative this week.

PIC reduces Altron shareholding to just 3%

11 Apr 2017The PIC's investments contribute around 12.5% of the JSE's market cap.

The Public Investment Corporation, one of the largest investors in South African equities, reduces its ownership of the technology group to just over 3%.

S&P revises Telkom outlook to negative

11 Apr 2017Telkom group CEO Sipho Maseko.

Following SA's downgrade to "junk", Telkom's outlook has been revised from stable to negative, although it holds on to its BBB- long-term corporate credit rating.

Exclusive: New CEO for me&you mobile

7 Apr 2017Danie Swart is me&you mobile's new CEO.

Brett Howell has left the leading role and is replaced by the man behind MRP Mobile, Danie Swart.

Net1 splits chairman and CEO role

7 Apr 2017Serge Belamant has resigned as Net1 chairman but will remain a director and CEO.

Serge Belamant resigns as chairman but remains CEO of the technology company, which has put a temporary ban on media interviews.

Exclusive: CEO Eileen Wilton leaves Gijima

3 Apr 2017Gijima CEO Eileen Wilton left the company last week after nearly five years with the group.

Eileen Wilton was instrumental in the group's turnaround strategy over the past few years but has now left "for personal reasons".


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