Browsing: Business Connexion

Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, is entering South Africa’s cellular communications industry with the intention of launching a fully fledged virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) with one of the country’s network providers. However, the launch of the MVNO is not imminent

UCS Solutions, a 70%-held subsidiary of JSE-listed technology services company Business Connexion, has acquired IT management specialist Integr8 IT, part of the Integ8 Group, for a maximum purchase price of R126m. The deal

A analysis of the annual reports of SA’s top technology companies – those with a market capitalisation above R1bn – show that Datatec CEO Jens Montanana is the highest paid CEO, at least among companies listed on the JSE. Montanana pipped MTN Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa to the post, earning nearly US$3m in salary

State-owned telecommunications infrastructure company Broadband Infraco has reduced its net losses in the 2012 financial year ended 31 March 2012, reporting a loss for the year of R95m against a loss of R206m in the 2011 financial year.


Benjamin Mophatlane, CEO of JSE-listed IT services group Business Connexion, has warned that SA is slipping down the information and communications technology (ICT) rankings when compared to the rest of Africa and has no clear vision or “master plan” to grow the industry. The country has failed

With an untucked shirt and a casual gait, Steven Cohen doesn’t look like the MD of one of SA’s most successful software companies. Softline Pastel was co-founded by Ivan Epstein and Alan Osrin in 1988 – with Cohen, then a young entrepreneur, joining the pair 22 years ago. As I’m sitting with

Gert Schoonbee has been named as the new MD of IT outsourcing specialist T-Systems in SA, replacing Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, who is moving on to a role as regional head of the company’s newly created Africa region. Schoonbee, who will take on the new role on 1 April, is the company’s vice-president of sales

Troubled state-owned telecommunications wholesaler Broadband Infraco has promised to ramp up its spending from next year as it seeks to establish more network points of presence in towns and cities across the country. Newly appointed chief technical officer Kiruben Pillay

The share price of JSE-listed IT group Business Connexion (BCX) fell sharply on Wednesday morning after it withdrew a cautionary announcement that it was in talks that could affect its share price. The talks were strongly rumoured to be related to a potential

Telkom on Monday revealed it is considering buying information and communications technology (ICT) assets as it seeks to bolster its presence in the business technology market. In slides accompanying the group’s interim results for the six months to the end of September 2011