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10 Nov

Vodacom makes mega fibre move with CIVH fibre assets

The telco will now hold a co-controlling 30% equity in a newly-formed fibre entity and has the option to acquire an additional 10% stake.


Remgro swells CIVH shareholding in R3.7bn rights offer

Remgro is set to increase its shareholding in Community Investment Ventures Holdings after participating in the company’s rights offer.

Jun 24, 2021

DFA CEO Andries Delport eyes telco sites in fibre push

The new CEO wants to use the experience from Vodacom to target mobile businesses, as the open-access fibre provider looks to grow its market share in SA.

Jun 14, 2021

Former Vodacom CTO Andries Delport appointed DFA CEO

Community Investment Ventures Holdings today announced Thinus Mulder will formally step down as CEO of its subsidiary DFA on 30 September.


DFA gets R12.3m US backing in rural SA fibre drive

The company receives funding from the US Trade and Development Agency to conduct a feasibility study in efforts to roll out affordable Internet to underserved populations.

Jun 2, 2021

Lack of IOT growth in SA was SqwidNet’s biggest undoing

Community Investment Ventures Holdings says the decision to wind-down operations of its Internet of things unit boils down to the technology failing to take off in SA.

Mar 25, 2021

Vumatel rakes in R1bn as DFA’s revenue remains flat

COVID-19 accelerated the requirements for data and, in turn, assisted in the performance of the fibre business for the six months ended 31 December.


Community Investment Ventures continues to drown Remgro

Remgro-controlled Community Investment Ventures reports a R197 million loss for the six months ended December 2019, up from the previous R104 million loss.

Nov 28, 2019

Remgro unit appoints CEO to exploit DFA, Vumatel assets

After poaching Vodacom CTO Andries Delport, Community Investment Ventures names Raymond Ndlovu as its CEO, along with other executive appointments.

Sep 26, 2019

Op-ed: Energy and ICT sectors equally crucial for 4IR

As the ICT sector focuses on technology to facilitate 4IR, the energy sector must ensure that SA has the required power resources to sustain it, says Vino Govender, Executive for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisition, and Innovation for Dark Fibre Africa.


Making sense of the 5G investment

DFA has been densifying its fibre footprint in the major metros, where it expects 5G to be rolled out first.


Dark Fibre Africa talks 5G opportunity

5G’s required fibre densification is positive news for infrastructure players like Dark Fibre Africa.

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