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Resignation of CEO, Gustav Smit

CENTURION, Gauteng – 9 March 2016 – Gustav Smit, the Chief Executive Officer of DFA, announced his resignation. Gustav cofounded DFA some 9 years ago and has grown the company to the extent that today it employs over 400 people and has built out an open access...

DFA on a drive to employ 20% more staff

CENTURION, Gauteng – 15 June 2015 – In order to meet the growing demand for fibre connectivity in South Africa, DFA is embarking on an aggressive employment drive to grow its own staff compliment by more than 20% over the next 3 months, coupled by increasing its...

DFA sets business connections target at 20,000

CENTURION, Gauteng – 2 June 2015 – DFA aims to establish 20,000 business connections by March 2016, the end of its current financial year. This is significantly more than the company currently has in its fibre-to-the-business network. These connections will...

DFA brings fibre to businesses in KZN

CENTURION, Gauteng – 1 December 2014 – On Monday 24th November DFA launched its Umhlanga Tachyon Node, in La Lucia, KwaZulu Natal. This hosting facility, will act as an aggregation point for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide businesses in the area with...

DFA wins case against Msunduzi Municipality

CENTURION, Gauteng – 1 October 2014 – Today, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Dark Fibre Africa to continue with the building of a fibre optic network in the Msunduzi municipality. The case was filed by Msunduzi Municipality against Dark Fibre...

Dark Fibre Africa refinances R3.5 billion debt facilities

SANDTON, Gauteng – 2 July 2014 – Dark Fibre Africa (RF) Pty Ltd (“DFA”) has recently announced that it has entered into a refinance agreement with a syndicate of lenders to provide R3.5 billion of corporate debt facilities. “We are pleased to be receiving this...

DFA to overcome last-mile barrier

CENTURION, Gauteng – 17 February 2014 – Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is in the process of acquiring South Africa-based Conduct, in a move to overcome the last mile barrier and give enterprises across South Africa easy access to fibre connectivity. Conduct is a last...

DFA appoints new executives

CENTURION, Gauteng – 31 May 2013 – In the pursuit of future growth and sustainability, Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has begun to bolster its top management capabilities with the appointment of two senior executives. Reshaad Sha has been appointed as DFA’s chief...

Consumers need to activate demand for fibre

CENTURION, Gauteng – 10 January 2013 – Even though more than 7 000 kilometres of optic fibre has already been trenched across South Africa and with an expenditure plan in excess of R3.5 billion, high-speed fibre networks remain a pipe dream for most. The reality...

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