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Game ranging and IT are disciplines that couldn’t be more removed from one another. Yet it’s a former game ranger and former prospective farmer that Dimension Data has hired as the new CEO of its key Africa and Middle East operation. And the new man in the hot

South African-headquartered technology services group Dimension Data has upped in presence in West Africa by opening an office in Ghana. The group has been operating in the West African market for the past decade, with an operation in Nigeria, it said. In addition

Dimension Data is set to acquire Kenyan technology supplier and corporate Internet services company AccessKenya Group for R326,4m. Didata has made an open-market offer to purchase all of AccessKenya’s 218m shares at a purchase price of Ksh14/share, a premium of 42% over last Friday’s close

After significant delays, in part caused by the complexity of managing a project involving three direct competitors, the National Long Distance (NLD) consortium has finally switched on its fibre-optic telecommunications networks between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The

Another senior SA telecommunications executive, recruited recently to Nigeria’s Glo Mobile, has resigned. Richard Morse, who was appointed three months ago to head up strategy and innovation at Glo, says he left as a result of the way the company is being managed. Glo is Nigeria’s second biggest

Fibre telecommunications industry lobby group, the FTTH Council Africa, has given the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality until noon on Wednesday to lift a moratorium on fibre projects on Gauteng’s East Rand or face court action. FTTH Council Africa CEO Juanita Clark had earlier said the council would take the municipality

The lack of fibre-optic transmission networks outside SA’s main urban centres could prove a huge stumbling block to rolling out next-generation long-term evolution (LTE) networks in rural areas and add significant costs for operators wanting to meet roll-out obligations for these networks. Richard Morse, group technology executive

SA-headquartered IT services giant Dimension Data grew revenues in constant currency by 14,8% to US$5,8bn in the year to 30 September 2011, with operating profit climbing by 10,8% on the back of the strong improvement in sales. In reported currency, Didata’s revenue line grew