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Helios has $350m primed for expansion after virus eases

Apr 03 2020 14:28

Helios Towers's plans to expand following last year’s London share sale may have been waylaid by the coronavirus outbreak, but the Africa-focused company has $350 million primed and ready for when dealmaking can resume.


Amazon hires 80 000 people to cope with coronavirus orders

Apr 02 2020 18:03

Amazon.com said it has hired 80 000 people to help meet demand for online orders from people hunkered down during the pandemic and has stepped up safety precautions at its US warehouses.


Google to publish user location data to help governments tackle coronavirus

Apr 03 2020 14:28

Google will publish location data from its users around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures put in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.


MTN to move ahead on Nigeria stock sale amid market turmoil

Mar 31 2020 16:55

MTN will push on with a plan to reduce its majority stake in the wireless carrier’s Nigerian business, though turmoil caused by the coronavirus may require the sale to be done in smaller chunks than anticipated.


Coronavirus | 'These are tough times, and they require dramatic action' – Naspers CEO

Mar 31 2020 13:18

Naspers will be making available some of its facilities in vulnerable communities to serve as hospitals in government's efforts to manage the Covid-19 crisis.


Naspers commits R1.5bn to fight against coronavirus

Mar 30 2020 20:04

Naspers has committed R1.5 billion in emergency funding to aid the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, the group said in a statement on Monday.

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Coronavirus | SA app will reward you for isolating, trace who you saw if you test positive

Mar 30 2020 19:11

A group of researchers at UCT have become the latest to join a growing list of developers of smartphone apps designed to help fight the coronavirus.


Satellite broadband could become favoured connectivity option – ICT boss

Mar 30 2020 19:05

With the direction of data costs in South Africa expected to take a considerable shift, MzansiSat chief operating officer Victor Stephanopoli believes that satellite broadband could be a stable connectivity alternative for South Africans in the foreseeable future.

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