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DFA granted license to operate in Zimbabwe

DFA granted license to operate in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe – 1 May 2020 – Open-access fibre-connectivity provider DFA has become the first telecommunications provider in 10 years to be granted an operating licence by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). The awarding of...

Dark Fibre Africa expands into Zim amid acquisition rumours

HARARE, Zimbabwe – 22 June 2018 – Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has confirmed the launch of its business in Zimbabwe as it looks to expand its business beyond South Africa and extend its existing 10 000km fibre network. Vino Govender, Acting Chief Strategy Officer at DFA...

DFA confirms that Reshaad Sha resigns from DFA / SqwidNet

CENTURION, South Africa – 10 April 2018 – DFA regrets to inform that their Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SqwidNet, Reshaad Sha has officially resigned from his position. He joined DFA in 2013 and has an exemplary service record with the company...

DFA opens office in Zimbabwe

CENTURION, South Africa – 4 March 2018 – DFA today opened its office in Harare, Zimbabwe, marking its first network expansion into African markets outside of South Africa. The DFA Zimbabwe operations are headed up by Simon Chimutsotso, a seasoned executive with...

SA Internet penetration to reach 40% in 2017

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 19 July 2017 – The South African Internet user population passed the 20-million mark for the first time last year, reaching 21 million, and is expected to grow to at least 22.5 million in 2017. This is the main finding of the Internet...

DFA successfully raises R1.25 billion of funding

CENTURION, South Africa – 30 May 2017 – DFA, South Africa’s leading provider of open-access fibre infrastructure, announces that it has successfully secured additional term-debt funding of R1.25 billion. This follows the extension and increase to R1.1 billion of...

DFA to expand open-access fibre network in George

CENTURION, South Africa – 20 February 2017 – Residents and businesses of George will soon be benefitting from high-speed connectivity as national telecommunications provider Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) plans to deploy its world-class optical fibre network in the...

DFA appoints new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

CENTURION, Gauteng – 7 November 2016 – DFA has appointed a new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Praveen Govender. Govender will lead the formulation and execution of DFA’s sales strategy, as well as the company’s client-engagement strategy. “Praveen Govender’s...

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