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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.


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.


DFA chooses CA Southern Africa

Dark Fibre Africa has engaged with CA Southern Africa to provide several application programming interface management solutions.

Apr 8, 2019

Tribunal to decide on Vumatel, CIVH union

The Competition Tribunal hosts a competition hearing, as CIVH seeks to increase its shareholding in Vumatel.

Apr 2, 2019

Laying a foundation for the digital economy

To date, DFA has invested billions in the roll-out of more than 13 000km of fibre across the country, servicing enterprises and citizens alike.

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