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DFA appoints new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

CENTURION, Gauteng – 7 November 2016 – DFA has appointed a new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Praveen Govender. Govender will lead the formulation and execution of DFA’s sales strategy, as well as the company’s client-engagement strategy.

DFA welcomes new C-suite members

CENTURION, Gauteng – 1 July 2016 – Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has appointed Cilliers Steyn as their new Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 July 2016.

DFA acquires stake in SADV wholesale open access FTTH business

CENTURION, Gauteng – 12 April 2016 – DFA, South Africa's leading provider of open-access fibre infrastructure, today announces that it has acquired a significant minority stake in SA Digital Villages (SADV), which has a proven track record in the FTTH market segment.

Resignation of CEO, Gustav Smit

CENTURION, Gauteng – 9 March 2016 – Gustav Smit, the Chief Executive Officer of DFA, announced his resignation. Gustav cofounded DFA some 9 years ago and has grown the company to the extent that today it employs over 400 people and has built out an open access fibre network of more than 9000 km.

DFA on a drive to employ 20% more staff

CENTURION, Gauteng – 15 June 2015 – In order to meet the growing demand for fibre connectivity in South Africa, DFA is embarking on an aggressive employment drive to grow its own staff compliment by more than 20% over the next 3 months, coupled by increasing its outsourced capacity. This is on the back of the company’s recent announcement to increase its number of business endpoints to 20 000 by March 2016.

DFA sets business connections target at 20,000

CENTURION, Gauteng – 2 June 2015 – DFA aims to establish 20,000 business connections by March 2016, the end of its current financial year. This is significantly more than the company currently has in its fibre-to-the-business network.

DFA brings fibre to businesses in KZN

CENTURION, Gauteng – 1 December 2014 – On Monday 24th November DFA launched its Umhlanga Tachyon Node, in La Lucia, KwaZulu Natal.

DFA wins case against Msunduzi Municipality

CENTURION, Gauteng – 1 October 2014 – Today, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Dark Fibre Africa to continue with the building of a fibre optic network in the Msunduzi municipality.

Dark Fibre Africa refinances R3.5 billion debt facilities

SANDTON, Gauteng – 2 July 2014 – Dark Fibre Africa (RF) Pty Ltd (“DFA”) has recently announced that it has entered into a refinance agreement with a syndicate of lenders to provide R3.5 billion of corporate debt facilities.

DFA to overcome last-mile barrier

CENTURION, Gauteng – 17 February 2014 – Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is in the process of acquiring South Africa-based Conduct, in a move to overcome the last mile barrier and give enterprises across South Africa easy access to fibre connectivity.