24 November 2017


Derek Wilcocks leaving DiData

After 22 years with Dimension Data, group CIO Derek Wilcocks has decided to leave the company. This is according to an internal memo sent to staff by group CEO Jason Goodall.

Goodall made no mention of what Wilcocks plans to do once he leaves Dimension Data but thanked him for his "outstanding contribution to the group and our people" and said he had "no doubt that he will continue to achieve great things and multiply his successes". Read the full article on ITWeb here.

Benin expels MTN head from the country

The Republic of Benin’s Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Sacca Lafia, has confirmed the expulsion of Stephen Blewett, the director general of South African-backed mobile operator MTN Benin, from the country, Agence Ecofin reports. Mr Blewett has until 24 November to leave Benin, having been accused of ‘activities detrimental to security and public order’. A statement from MTN Benin called the charges ‘baseless’. The cellco is currently the subject of a sanction procedure by Benin’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP), demanding payment of a disputed overdue spectrum fee bill totalling XOF134.4 billion (USD242 million).

Source: Telegeography 

Kevin Hardy to drive Ayo’s growth

JOHANNESBURG - JSE-listed diversified investment group, African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI), announced the appointment of Kevin Hardy as chief executive of its information and communication technology (ICT) group, Ayo Technology Solutions.

Ayo has grown significantly over the past few years, with a substantial 182% increase in growth in revenue during the last financial year, with a sizeable market cap of its own.

The company also has an excellent platform to launch from, leading to further organic and acquisitive growth.

Hardy, who officially takes up the chief executive position on December 1(2017), is a seasoned and respected ICT professional as well as the former managing director of British Telecommunications Africa.

Source: IOL