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New leadership team at DFA

Open-access fibre telecommunications player Dark Fibre Africa has appointed Cilliers Steyn as chief financial officer and named Thinus Mulder as the new permanent CEO of the company. Steyn moves to DFA from his position as CEO of Community

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Gustav Smit to step down at DFA

Gustav Smit, the founding CEO of Dark Fibre Africa, has announced he intends to step down at the end of June after nine years at the helm of the fast-growing open-access fibre infrastructure

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DFA expands to outlying towns

Open-access fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure supplier Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is investing more than R81m over the next six months in 120km of new links in Klerksdorp in North West province. DFA has already laid more than

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R28bn needed for home fibre

It will cost R28bn to take high-speed fibre-optic broadband infrastructure into 1,5m South African homes. That’s the estimate by Dark Fibre Africa CEO Gustav Smit, who says there is no proper business case for fibre to the home on a mass scale yet, only

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How S Africans can get fibre to the home

If SA consumers are ever to enjoy high-speed Internet access delivered over fibre-optic cables into their homes, government will need to assist the telecommunications industry to build the infrastructure and Internet service providers will have to do a better job of educating customers about the potential of

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R350m Mtunzini fibre link goes live

Dark Fibre Africa has switched on a new, R350m fibre system linking Gauteng and Mtunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, saying the new route should put renewed downward pressure on broadband prices. The route is the