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Angola Cables targets US customers with upgraded network
23-02-2018 | 06:15:00
Angola Cables, an Angolan telecommunications multinational has announced that U.S.-based, FiberLight, LLC will provide backhaul connectivity in the U.S., starting with the Miami, Florida region.
Telecom Egypt signs agreement with Orange Data to provide bitstream services
22-02-2018 | 13:05:00
Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Orange Data to provide infrastructure and transmission services for three years.
SITA to provide Air Mauritius’ new fleet with on ground wireless connectivity
09-02-2018 | 08:24:00
Global supplier of technological solutions in the aviation industry SITA is providing wireless connectivity on the ground to Air Mauritius’ new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft.
[Nigeria] Glo subscribers to get 4G MiFi with bumper free data
08-02-2018 | 10:37:00
Globacom has announced an offer that benefits its teeming subscribers. The bundle offer comprises the network’s mini router, Glo MiFi, with 16 gigabytes of data for N16,000.
MTN Cameroon partners with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex
06-02-2018 | 08:50:00
MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecoms sector in Cameroon announces the launch of its new digital proposition, Facebook Flex in partnership with Facebook.
[Vacancy] Freelance Business Journalist in East Africa
03-02-2018 | 11:01:00
Africa Business Communities will be developing a Tech Platform on its website and is therefore looking for a freelance journalist/webmaster
[Kenya] Safaricom slashes home data prices by over 50 per cent to sate growing internet needs
01-02-2018 | 06:55:00
Kenya’s mobile network operator Safaricom has announced a 53 percent reduction in mobile broadband pricing for customers on its Safaricom Home service.
[Kenya] Liquid Telecom and Strathmore Business School to drive Africa’s data revolution through new analytics center
26-01-2018 | 13:43:29
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has partnered with Strathmore Business School, to launch a new data analytics centre focused on data-driven research and practices for African businesses.
Telecom Egypt signs $48m settlement with Etisalat Misr
25-01-2018 | 08:55:00
Telecom Egypt announced in a release to the Egyptian Exchange that it has reached a final settlement agreement with Etisalat Misr in regards to a dispute on international calls' services.
Offshore installation of Angola-Brazil cable nears completion
25-01-2018 | 08:43:00
The installation of the first direct link between Africa and South Americas nearing completion. The wet-plant installation is progressing in accordance to the plan and the cables will arrive in Brazil at the beginning of February 2018.
Linatel in negotiations to build Telecom Egypt’s mobile network
16-01-2018 | 11:09:00
Hamdy El-Leithy, CEO of Linatel Telecommunications, said his company is in negotiations to participate in setting up Telecom Egypt’s infrastructure for its mobile network.
[South Africa] Vodacom commits R12m to assist 110 students annually in higher education
16-01-2018 | 09:49:00
Following the announcement of the NSC Matric Results by the Minister of Basic Education, Vodacom has recommitted to provide approximately 110 students with bursaries worth R12 million annually to take up studies at higher institutions.
Southern Africa seeks to drop roaming tariffs by 66%
16-01-2018 | 09:19:00
Southern Africa’s telecom regulator is looking to implement a directive by regional ministers for the reduction of mobile roaming costs by 66 percent, BusinessWeek reported.
[South Africa] MTN and Ericsson conduct first African 5G trials
15-01-2018 | 10:35:00
MTN and Ericsson have joined forces in South Africa to showcase the first 5G testing on the African continent, according to a company statement.
MTN Rwanda, Amasezerano Bank sign mobile banking agreement
05-01-2018 | 15:17:00
MTN Rwanda and Amasezerano Community Bank have signed an agreement to boost mobile banking. The bank's customers will be able to deposit or withdraw money on their mobile phones using MTN's Push &Pull service.
[South Africa] MTN assigns $231m shareholder loan to IHS Holding
04-01-2018 | 10:02:00
MTN Group, Africa's biggest mobile phone operator, has said that it assigned a $231 million shareholder loan to phone tower group, IHS Holding Ltd, impacting its 2017 profits.
[Nigeria] 9mobile sale deadline extended to January 16
02-01-2018 | 11:42:00
The conclusion of the sale process of 9mobile has been postponed till January 16, 2018, by both the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola
29-12-2017 | 14:50:00
Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.
Algerian Space Agency launches telecoms satellite
29-12-2017 | 09:38:00
The Algerian Space Agency has launched a telecoms satellite into space in cooperation with China. This follows the successful launch of Alcomsat-1 by China Great Wall Industry Corporation aboard a Long March 3B rocket.
[Ethiopia] Ethio Telecom to franchise 94 service centres
29-12-2017 | 08:06:00
The sole telecom provider of the country, Ethio telecom, has announced a bid to partner with individuals for 94 franchised shops around the country.
[Kenya] Safaricom releases updated application with new mobile money features
21-12-2017 | 12:00:00
Safaricom has released an updated version of the mySafaricom smartphone application, bringing a range of new M-PESA features and a data usage manager. With the updated version, M-PESA customers can now access all M-Shwari and KCB M-PESA functions.
Millicom to sell its Rwanda business to Bharti Airtel
20-12-2017 | 06:43:35
Millicom has signed an agreement for the sale of its Rwanda operations to subsidiaries of Bharti Airtel Limited.
[Kenya] Safaricom introduces voice biometrics to enhance customer experience
18-12-2017 | 12:12:36
Safaricom has introduced a dynamic voice biometrics system that will enable customers to access services through a quicker and less intrusive vetting process.
Kenya hits one million 4G customers milestone
12-12-2017 | 08:47:00
For the first time ever, Kenya has achieved the milestone of one million active 4G customers. Safaricom said the milestone was achieved on the back of an expanding 4G network and increased affordability of 4G.
[Nigeria] MTN Group’s 52 million customers set to benefit from Nokia’s latest solution
06-12-2017 | 06:22:39
Nokia to Nokia has been selected to help MTN Nigeria drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers.
[Kenya] Telkom launches mobile self care app
05-12-2017 | 11:05:00
Telkom has launched My Telkom, a self-care mobile app, for use on smart phones and other mobile devices.
[Kenya] Safaricom enhances MPESA for visually impaired customers in world's first
05-12-2017 | 08:34:00
In line with the theme for this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities to create a more sustainable and resilient society for all, Safaricom has launched M-PESA services for visually impaired customers.
Orange announces opening of 25 new sales channels across Egypt
01-12-2017 | 06:32:30
In line with its strategy and keenness to expand and reach all customer segments to offer better services across the country, Orange Egypt has announced the opening of 25 new sales channels as part of its Transformation Sales Distribution program.
[Kenya] Safaricom launches five new shops to meet growing customer demands
30-11-2017 | 13:18:06
Kenya’s Integrated telecommunication company Safaricom has launched five new Safaricom Shops that aim to cater for rising demand across the country.
[Egypt] Telecom and Orange sign final settlement agreement ending legal disputes
28-11-2017 | 13:19:00
Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt announce that they have reached a final settlement agreement of the ongoing disputes between both companies through a settlement agreement.
Vodacom unveils the biggest green building in Lesotho in sustainability drive
24-11-2017 | 06:58:17
Telecommunication company Vodacom has launched the biggest green building in Lesotho. Covered with solar panels, the building is carbon neutral and powered by renewable energy at its headquarters in Maseru.
Safaricom targets merchants with Masoko e- commerce portal
23-11-2017 | 07:01:39
Safaricom has launched its e-commerce portal, Masoko. Masoko. Swahili for ‘markets’. aims to leverage the mobile phone to provide local merchants with unlimited potential to sell their products and services via an online platform
[Egypt] Telecom renews international wholesale service agreement with Vodafone
10-11-2017 | 08:38:11
Telecom Egypt has renewed a long term agreement with Vodafone Egypt, to provide international call conveyance services. The agreement extends to the year 2022.
Vodacom announces commercial availability of its NarrowBand Internet of Things network
01-11-2017 | 08:36:47
Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
Former MTN Nigeria CFO joins Terragon Group’s Board of Directors
31-10-2017 | 12:57:00
The Board of Directors of Terragon Group recently announced the appointment of Andrew Bing, former Chief Financial Officer of MTN Nigeria, as an independent non-executive director at the last board meeting which was held in London.
SES Networks and CETel provide end-to-end connectivity for Telco in Africa
31-10-2017 | 12:35:00
A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution.
Liquid Telecom named Best African Wholesale Carrier for sixth consecutive year
27-10-2017 | 07:19:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has once again been named as Best African Wholesale Carrier at the annual Global Carrier Awards.
[South Africa] Vodacom's focus on enterprise creation and SMME development in ICT is paying dividends
26-10-2017 | 09:20:00
Vodacom’s commitment to South Africa’s transformation agenda and to grow the pool of Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises in the ICT sector locally is yielding positive results.
Liquid Telecom partners with i2i DataHack4FI to drive adoption of data science and cloud-based services across Africa
24-10-2017 | 06:15:00
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, is supporting startups entering the DataHack4FI innovation competition by providing free high-speed internet access and cloud-based services.
Liquid Telecom and KETRACO partner to build fibre network across Kenya and East Africa
23-10-2017 | 08:29:00
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced a 10-year partnership with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) to operate KETRACO’s Optical Ground Wire fibre cable and expand the internet network across East Africa.
ECOWAS set to abolish phone roaming charges for member states
20-10-2017 | 13:31:15
ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Telecommunications and ICT have approved the free regional roaming regulation for ECOWAS Member countries.
Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone after acquisition
19-10-2017 | 06:08:00
Telecommunications operator Orange has launched launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone.
[Ghana] Airtel, Tigo merger approved by NCA
10-10-2017 | 12:03:00
The National Communications Authority has given approval for the merger between Bharti Ghana Limited (Airtel) and Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo), to proceed subject to some conditions.
[Kenya] Safaricom kicks off fibre to home regional roll out plan
10-10-2017 | 06:55:00
Safaricom has kicked off its Fibre to Home Regional Roll out Plan that will see an increased number of customers access fast internet speeds from the comfort of their homes.
[South Africa] Vodacom's network is the market leader – latest Speedtest data from Ookla
09-10-2017 | 08:11:00
According to Q3 performance data from Speedtest® by Ookla®, Vodacom has the “Best Network” and “Best 4G Network” among all major mobile network providers across the country.
COMESA region set to abolish roaming charges
06-10-2017 | 08:39:32
Citizens in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) may soon enjoy reduced calling charges, courtesy of a decision taken by Ministers in charge of infrastructure.
[South Africa] Vodacom announces new brand positioning strategy
06-10-2017 | 06:20:00
As part of Vodafone’s global rebrand, Vodacom has announced a significant evolution of its brand positioning strategy, tagline and visual identity worldwide – the first changes to the South African brand since the introduction of 'Power to you' in 2009
[South Africa] Vodacom to reduce out-of-bundle prices by as much as 50%
05-10-2017 | 08:34:00
Vodacom will significantly reduce out-of-bundle prices for all customers from mid-October. For pre-paid and customers on top-up packages, the out-of-bundle rate will drop by as much as 50% once the new 99c per megabyte tariff comes into effect.
AfricaCom 2017 | 7-9 November | Cape Town | Register for free
04-10-2017 | 14:44:00
Get your free AfricaCom visitor ticket and join the biggest gathering of Telecoms & Technology enthusiasts on the continent.
[Kenya] Safaricom rolls out MPESA Tap in major cities, targets simplified cashless payments
04-10-2017 | 08:30:00
Following successful trials over the last four months in Nakuru, Safaricom has announced the availability of M-PESA 1Tap in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri.
[South Africa] Vodacom announces free internet access for university students
02-10-2017 | 09:18:00
The cost to communicate in South Africa has been a hot topic in recent times, given the impact of the economic slowdown on the South African consumer and global trends on the cost of data.
[South Africa] Cell C appoints Douglas Craigie Stevenson Chief Operations Officer
28-09-2017 | 07:36:00
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer, effective as of 26 September 2017.
[South Africa] Vodacom’s Internet of Things division passes three million connections milestone
28-09-2017 | 06:42:13
Vodacom continues to lead in the Internet of Things (IoT), now connecting more than three million ‘things’ in South Africa and averaging 55 000 new connections per month.
[Kenya] Bob Collymore named CEO of the year by Africa investor
22-09-2017 | 08:40:00
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named CEO of the Year by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group.
Infinix seeks smartphone deal with Telecom Egypt
19-09-2017 | 08:37:00
Infinix is about to sign an agreement with Telecom Egypt to supply the company with smartphones. Infinix business development manager Ahmed Wagih said negotiations are at an advanced stage.
Samsung’s low-cost Z4 launches in South Africa
18-09-2017 | 08:05:00
Samsung is continuing its roll-out of the Samsung Z4 smartphone in South Africa for R1,499 – powered by its own Operating System (OS), Tizen.
Safaricom announces fresh investments in customer care
18-09-2017 | 06:45:00
Integrated telecommunications service provider Safaricom has announced renewed investments in its customer care organization as it seeks to strengthen service delivery to customers.
[Kenya] Safaricom invests in argi-tech startup iProcure
12-09-2017 | 10:00:00
Safaricom’s Spark Venture Fund has announced that it will once again be investing in iProcure, a supply chain platform in Kenya. iProcure offers farmers discounts of between 10 and 20 percent every time they purchase farming products.
Vodacom launches smart 8 family of devices
07-09-2017 | 11:57:44
Recent Gartner research suggests there is a “growing demand in emerging markets for mid-priced 4G smartphones, with more storage, better processors and more advanced cameras”.
[South Africa] Vodafone sells off 5.2 percent of shares in listing requirement cull
07-09-2017 | 10:15:00
The Vodafone Group announced on Tuesday 5 September 2017 that the company’s subsidiary, Vodafone International, plans to sell 90 million shares, or a 5.2 percent stake, in South Africa's Vodacom Group at R165 ($13) per ordinary share.
[South Africa] Vodacom Business opens first office in Bokone Bophirima
06-09-2017 | 08:02:00
Vodacom Business has announced the opening of its first office in the north west South African province of Bokone Bophirima.
[Kenya] Safaricom in another upgrade to enhance MPESA
05-09-2017 | 12:22:00
Safaricom intends to conduct another upgrade on its MPESA platform on Saturday 9th September 2017.
[South Africa] Vodacom and Eastern Cape Department of Education digitize education with launch of virtual teacher program
05-09-2017 | 09:38:14
Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have taken the digitalisation of education in the province a step further through the launch of the ‘Virtual Teacher’ platform in East London.
[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators
05-09-2017 | 07:49:00
After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption.
[South Africa] Vodacom introduces free funeral cover for its customers
04-09-2017 | 12:45:00
Vodacom Insurance is introducing free ‘Siyakha Funeral Cover’. The funeral cover is the first product to launch under the new ‘Siyakha Price Plan.
[Kenya] Safaricom appoints new directors
04-09-2017 | 08:53:00
As part of its strategy to enhance shareholder value, Safaricom has appointed Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub and Linda Watiri Muriuki to its board as Non-Executive Directors, effective immediately.
MTN Ghana pays over GH₵25m in interest to mobile money subscribers
17-08-2017 | 09:22:00
MTN Ghana has made payments of over GH₵ 25 million in interest to about 7.8 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of 2017.
[South Africa] Vodacom Business launches Virtual CIO to support SMMEs
17-08-2017 | 08:56:00
Vodacom Business has launched Virtual CIO, a service that provides a suite of IT support to SMMEs. The service offers monitoring, telephonic and onsite IT support to businesses which do not require full-time resources.
[Nigeria] 12 banks relieve 9Mobile of $1.2b debt
17-08-2017 | 08:45:00
The 12 banks involved in the $1.2 billion 9Mobile loan are setting aside a large part of the debt from their books ahead of the December 31 end-date for the fiscal year.
[Kenya] Safaricom signs agreement with UN Environment to upscale implementation of sustainable goals
17-08-2017 | 06:47:00
UN Environment has urged the country’s private sector to collaborate with them in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will help curb climate change.
[Kenya] Telkom Board gets independent members
17-08-2017 | 06:34:00
Telkom Kenya has added two independent members to its board in the latest restructuring move
[Free Webinar] Utilizing dynamic partnerships to ignite innovation in Africa
17-08-2017 | 06:02:00
This webinar addresses how Qualcomm® empowers stakeholders and innovators through access to multinational resources.
Nokia Contracting to provide infrastructure to major Egyptian Mobile Operators
14-08-2017 | 09:13:00
Nokia Networks in Egypt has revealed the company is working to provide the development and construction of mobile networks and infrastructure to Vodafone, Etisalat, Orange, and Telecom Egypt.
[South Africa] Cell C partners with MVNO, Lycamobile
14-08-2017 | 07:58:00
Lycamobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has announced that the company has partnered with Cell C and will begin rolling out its services in South Africa.
Helios Towers Tanzania acquires Zantel’s mainland tower portfolio
14-08-2017 | 06:55:00
Helios Towers Tanzania Ltd, a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd, has reached an agreement with Zanzibar Telecom PLC, Zantel, for the acquisition of all unique sites of their mainland tower portfolio.
MTN Foundation supports treatment against obstetrical fistula in Cameroon
09-08-2017 | 08:17:00
The MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation created in Cameroon, announces the launching of a campaign to treat obstetrical fistula in the Greater North of Cameroon.
MTN Ghana currently has over 6.2 million active users on its Mobile Money platform
07-08-2017 | 08:17:00
Ghana’s leading Telecommunications Service Provider MTN, currently has over 6.2 million active users on its Mobile Money platform and over 75, 000 active agents nationwide.
[South Africa] Vodacom accelerates rural coverage programme
03-08-2017 | 06:42:31
Vodacom has outlined accelerated plans to expand network coverage for people who live in deep rural areas of South Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom simplifies access to MPESA to provide growth opportunities for businesses
02-08-2017 | 06:30:19
Kenya’s integrated telecommunications services provider Safaricom has announced the release of a feature-rich M-PESA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) portal to businesses in the country.
Millicom terminates agreement with Wari, signs agreement to sell its Senegal business
01-08-2017 | 11:30:00
Cable and mobile services provider Millicom has announced that it has exercised its right to terminate its agreement to sell its Tigo operations in Senegal to Wari Group
[Ghana] Water e-billing system to cover all telcos as of August 2017
01-08-2017 | 08:57:00
Beginning this month, customers of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) can pay their water bills on all telecommunications network, as the company continues its bid to phase out paper bills and drive the electronic payment system.
[Tanzania] Tigo customers to enjoy high-quality services with modernized network infrastructure
31-07-2017 | 07:16:00
Tigo Tanzania customers are now set to continue enjoying high-tech services following the announcement of a massive drive by the telecom operator to further modernize its network infrastructure.
[South Africa] Vodacom introduces innovative security measures to curb rhino poaching
24-07-2017 | 08:10:00
Vodacom and Celcom have thrown their weight behind the fight against anti-rhino poaching operations by introducing an innovative security measure for the Addo Elephant National Park.
Vodacom minority shareholders vote in favour of Safaricom transaction
19-07-2017 | 10:53:15
Vodacom minority shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in support of the proposed acquisition by Vodacom Group of an effective 35% stake in Safaricom Kenya.
Etisalat Nigeria rebrands, now 9Mobile
18-07-2017 | 11:16:00
The embattled Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday rallied to move away from the shadows of its troubles by taking a new brand name.
MTN looks to bolster EBITDA in Nigeria, South Africa
06-07-2017 | 08:42:00
The MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up its procurement and supply chain management, effective from 1 November 2017.
[South Africa] Dirk Karl appointed MTN Group procurement and supply chain head
04-07-2017 | 11:54:45
MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up group procurement and supply chain management, effective no later than 1 November 2017.
Bolloré Logistics set up Airtel Tanzania warehouse
03-07-2017 | 11:54:00
In March 2017, Bolloré Logistics Tanzania set up a fully-fledged warehousing service with Barthi Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom conducting major upgrade on the MPESA platform
03-07-2017 | 08:19:00
Safaricom will over the next three weeks conduct a major upgrade of the M-PESA platform.
[South Africa] GameMine partners with Vodacom on mobile gaming
03-07-2017 | 05:56:18
GameMine Inc., a US-based mobile game publisher, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with South African mobile carrier, Vodacom Group.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with mSurvey to measure Kenya’s cash and digital economy
29-06-2017 | 07:18:00
Safaricom has partnered with mSurvey to launch Consumer Wallet, a versatile mobile platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends.
MTN Cameroon inaugurates Service Centre in Kribi, South Region
29-06-2017 | 06:31:00
MTN Cameroon, leading company in the telecommunications sector, announces the inauguration of the MTN Kribi Service Centre on 28 June 2017.
[Kenya] Telkom expands 4G network to 19 towns
29-06-2017 | 06:00:21
Newly rebranded Telkom has announced expansion of its 4G network to 19 more towns giving Kenyans an alternative to experience faster Internet speeds.
Etisalat launches mobile data solution, BlazeOn, in Nigeria
26-06-2017 | 08:43:00
Comptel Corporation has announced that Etisalat Nigeria is launching its time-based mobile data solution BlazeOn, powered by Comptel’s FWD solution, in the Nigerian market.
[Ghana] Tigo to launch SuperSMS network with London-based telco, ONEm Communications
26-06-2017 | 07:21:00
Tigo Ghana will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network in partnership with ONEm Communications, a London-based telco.
[South Africa] MTN announces executive appointments in new operation efficiency strategy
26-06-2017 | 07:20:31
Telecommunication company MTN has made new management appointments as it seeks to boost operational efficiency and provide more in-depth commercial skills and experience.
[Kenya] Safaricom launches digital solution for farmers
23-06-2017 | 07:32:41
Safaricom has launched Connected Farmer, a mobile and web based service that will help agricultural processing businesses in production planning by opening a communication line with farmers.
Safaricom signs M-Pesa ticketing deal with Kenya Railways
22-06-2017 | 09:42:00
Passengers travelling on the Madaraka Express trains between Nairobi to Mombasa will from Wednesday pay their fares via M-Pesa, removing a hurdle that had opened the ticketing business to middlemen.
Safaricom increases Skiza earnings for Kenyan musicians by 36 percent
19-06-2017 | 09:32:00
Safaricom has announced a 36% increase in the amount Kenyan artists will earn for music sold through the SKIZA music platform.
[South Africa] Vodacom Group appoints Jabu Moleketi as Non Executive Chairman
19-06-2017 | 09:21:52
Vodacom Group has announced the appointment of Jabu Moleketi as Non-Executive Chairman and Saki Macozoma as a lead Independent Director with effect from 19 July 2017.