Movers & Shakers

MTN appoints new CEO for South Africa

Mteto Nyati, MTN SA new CEO

JOHANNESBURG – THE MTN Group has announced the appointment of Mteto Nyati as MTN South Africa Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is with immediate effect. Mteto succeeds Ahmad Farroukh, who resigned earlier this month. A seasoned ICT executive and business leader, Nyati joined MTN as Group Chief Enterprise Officer in October last year. “He brings extensive knowledge of the local ...

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MTN South Africa CEO resigns

MTN SA CEO, Ahmad Farroukh

JOHANNESBURG – THE MTN Group has announced the resignation of Ahmad Farroukh, Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Africa. The resignation is effective July 31. “This was a difficult decision to take for Ahmad, but unavoidable due to personal and family reasons,” says MTN Group President and CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa. Dabengwa said a successor to Farroukh would be announced as ...

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SAP and Germany partner to digitise Africa


JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa has partnered with the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in programme to explore how new technologies and innovative solutions will determine the future for Africa. The “Digital Africa” partnership sees digitisation as pivotal to development and growth. Through the scheme, BMZ is joining forces with the private sector to support the ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda’s first ICT publication takes off

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA’S first Information Communication Technology (ICT) online news publication has taken off. ItNewsRwanda, the new online publication is set to be officially launched in July, with the country’s President, His Excellence Paul Kagame, and Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, expected to commission it. An official from ItNews Rwanda, said preparations are at an advanced ...

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RwandAir to roll out historic loyalty programme


by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA Air is set to roll-out what is envisaged as Africa’s first payment technology for its clients. The offering is in partnership with Ecobank. Officials said the programme was aimed at making life better for the airline’s travellers across the continent and internationally. The new offering, dubbed RwandAirDreamMiles, will roll-out first in the country in July before ...

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