The Digitization of Africa: The Mission of Mr. Mzimba

At the exact point where the northward urban sprawl of Johannesburg meets the southernly expansion of Tshwane (formerly Pretoria) sits the nerve center of Vodacom, the only Vodafone company in the world with a different name. Vodacom Park. Far from being an actual park, the HQ of South Africa’s biggest network operator is a bustling […]

Vodacom launches V-Hub for SMEs in South Africa, for SMEs - IT

On Tuesday, the enterprise IT branch of major South African telecom Vodacom, Vodacom Business, launched a new online portal to support and advise small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa.   Nearly a third of South Africa’s SMEs find digitization a challenge, with many uncertain about prioritizing or feeling overwhelmed by the volume V-Hub is […]

Vodacom shareholders approve Vodafone Egypt acquisition

After receiving shareholder backing, Vodafone got closer to abandoning its majority stake in Vodafone Egypt and giving it to its South African subsidiary yesterday.    As such, most shareholders in Vodacom approved the acquisition of the 55 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt during a general meeting, the Johannesburg-listed company announced.   Vodafone, which holds a 60.5 percent […]

VodaBucks by Vodacom - redefining customer loyalty

Telco operators continue to explore ways to meet evolving consumer expectations. Today, customers search for communication services that provide relevant and meaningful solutions with an array of benefits. Vodacom South Africa has introduced the VodaBucks Rewards Programme as a single platform that rewards customers for their loyalty to Vodacom. How does it work? Free to […]

Vodacom starts up 5G mobile network in South Africa

5G mobile network in South Africa has been launched by Vodacom in three South African cities, with further expansion planned in other parts of the country. Vodacom has been temporarily assigned additional spectrum by South Africa’s telecoms regulator for the duration of the county’s state of disaster. Vodacom affirms that it has used this to […]

Safaricom and Vodacom joint venture now own M-Pesa

M-Pesa money services are now entirely owned by Safaricom and Vodacom’s joint venture, after a deal was made with Vodaphone, the mother company of Vodacom. The companies, retain a 50/50 split on shares and have acquisitioned all support services, product development, as well as future decisions and strategy. M-Pesa – ‘M’ standing for Mobile and […]