MPesa, the mobile money service, has been an African product for 13 years. But it has not necessarily been run under African management. That is set to change. This week, Safaricom and Vodacom acquired the intellectual property rights to the MPesa brand from Vodafone. Through a joint venture deal, both companies now have “full control […]
For the first time in 23 years, South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) plunged by more than 9% at the close of trading on Thursday, thanks to coronavirus. The most notable slumps happened to shares of the country’s biggest technology companies. MTN Group plunged 13.9% to R54.39 ($3.36) per share, Vodacom was 5.3% lower at […]
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Both companies partnered both the South African Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in providing this facility which is aimed at improving literacy in the country.
The ‘Power to You Project’ project by Vodacom aims to support public and private schools in Nigeria by ensuring that students and teachers have access to ICT and new telecommunication technologies.
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