Vodacom goes on Safari

"Come a little closer partner was the message. Why? Vodacom will acquire a 34.94 percent indirect interest in Safaricom, by acquiring a 87.5 percent stake in Vodafone Kenya, from Vodafone Plc. Vodafone Plc. will retain a 12.5 percent stake in Vodafone Kenya, giving them (Plc.) an effective 4.99 percent in Safaricom."   To market to … Continue reading Vodacom goes on Safari


Competition for Data must Rise!

"More people use more data as their phone advances in technology. Watching YouTube (which didn't exist back then) clips on the Nokia 3210, no ways! WhatsApp, what is that? You were sending 2 Rand a pop sms' and if memory serves, you were confined to a certain number of characters. Otherwise it rolled over to … Continue reading Competition for Data must Rise!

Yebo Gogo

"Whilst Vodacom is not a broad part of our client portfolios, it certainly does have an important place. Even if earnings don't show material moves higher, the company is likely to continue to show good dividend growth. In an increasingly volatile world, locally that is. Having said that, the company still has a large portion … Continue reading Yebo Gogo

Live from Greece

"In Athens you can definitely see the battle scars of the boom to relative bust scenario, there are shops boarded up, a few political spray paintings and signs (some look communist), generally people are going about their business. The infrastructure looks really good in some places, and really poor in others." To market to market … Continue reading Live from Greece