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In 2030, South Africa's network of robust infrastructure is the bedrock of growth and job creation. This infrastructure efficiently delivers electricity, water, sanitation, telecoms and transport services, powers the economy, and supports manufacturing, trade and exports. More than that, it gives citizens the means to improve their lives and boost their incomes.

Neotel launches home phone service

Tata increases its stake in Neotel

Neotel's majority shareholder, Tata Communications, has increased its stake in the South African telecoms operator to over 60% by purchasing a 12.5% stake in the company from the Two Telecoms Consortium for an undisclosed sum.

Visa buys South Africa’s Fundamo for $110m

Fundamo, a South African-based company specialising in mobile phone-based financial services, has been bought by Visa for US$110-million (R741-million) – a deal which could draw other multinationals to invest in locally developed technology.
Mobile money grows in Africa

Altech invests in East African cable

Broadband Infraco set for launch

Broadband Infraco, the state-owned company tasked with improving internet access and bringing down broadband prices in South Africa, will start selling wholesale bandwidth capacity to the country's telecoms companies and internet service providers in November.
Fujitsu Siemens in BEE 'first'

Didata buys into Moroccan telecoms

JSE-listed IT firm Dimension Data has acquired a 51% stake in Moroccan telecommunication infrastructure services company Telcom, thus extending the company's footprint in the region.
Vodacom's R5.6bn African expansion

BT gets SA telecoms licences

The South African subsidiary of UK-based telecoms group BT has been awarded individual and network electronic communications licences, paving the way for the company to broaden the range of networked IT services it provides in the country.
Investment council backs energy plan

ACTowers in R116m empowerment deal

AltX-listed Africa Cellular Towers, a manufacturer and supplier of telecoms support systems and electric transmission and distribution lines throughout the continent, has concluded a R116-million black economic empowerment deal with the Tiso Group.
West African cable on track for 2010

Absa invests in broadband cable firm

Absa's investment banking division has acquired a 10% stake in Dark Fibre Africa, a company that installs, leases and sells broadband cables to local telecoms companies. The bank will also provide the company with some R950-million in loans.
'Big bang' for SA telecoms

SA corporates to leap into VoIP

South Africans can now use the internet to make local and international calls. The deregulation of Voice over Internet Protocol telephony, the first step in the deregulation of SA's telecoms industry, is set to change the way in which many companies do business.
Boosting small businesses

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Agroprocessing, chemical, energy, engineering, financial, mining, telecoms, tourism, vehicle manufacturing ... check out our quick links to doing business in South Africa, arranged by sector.

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