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MTN spends R40 billion on network upgrades

MTN South Africa Chief Technology and Information Officer, Giovanni Chiarelli

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has invested over R40 billion ($2,8 billion) in the past four years to build South Africa’s best network, the company disclosed as it announced it was developing a software-defined Wide-Area Network (SD WAN) and re-purposing thousands of sites across the country. The move is aimed at harnessing […]

SA banks war brings competition but could erode value


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African banks must prioritise value over price in the wake of the so-called pricing war currently waging between the country’s financial institutions. This is according to an industry executive as the ‘war’ elicits debate in the sector. Vanesha Palani, Nedbank Executive: Transactional Products, noted challenging economic conditions, […]

Hundreds of Malawians, Mozambicans return from SA

Mozambicans return home from South Africa. File photo

from MAVHUTO BANDA in Blantyre, Malawi BLANTYRE, (CAJ News) – MORE than 400 Malawians and Mozambicans have voluntarily returned home from South Africa where they were mostly living illegally. Some 281 Malawians and 128 Mozambicans have returned since June last year. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) facilitated the voluntary returns and individual reintegration through […]

South Africa looking East as global trade dwindles

South African flag

by TINTSWALO BALOYI Executive Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE continent’s most advanced but struggling economy, South Africa, is pinning its hopes on a Look East policy to expand its exports base and overcome a decline in international trade. India and the Republic of Korea feature prominently in the strategy. To kickstart the initiative, a […]

Nigeria issues warning to SA over xenophobic attacks

xenophobia march

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE occasionally sour relations between Nigeria and South Africa are tense again after the Nigerian Senate president warned his country would not tolerate further killings of its nationals in alleged xenophobic attacks. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, alleged 118 Nigerians had lost their lives in such […]

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