Briefs: Vodafone seen raising S. Africa stake

Nov 03, 2005

Vodafone is planning to bolster its stake in South Africa's Vodacom, a newspaper report said Thursday.

The Financial Times reported that the British mobile-phone giant will be spending up to $2.4 billion in an attempt to boost its presence in Africa. The daily said that Vodafone plans to increase its shareholding in Vodacom to 50 percent.

Vodafone first invested in the South African company in 1993.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Google to help boost Greece's tourism industry

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Google launches project for S.African businesses

Jan 19, 2012

(AP) -- Getting more small companies wired will help their businesses grow, and help their country fight unemployment, officials said Thursday as Google launched a project that makes it easy to showcase South African entrepreneurship ...

BlackBerry services hit for second day

Oct 11, 2011

(AP) -- BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa were hit with service disruptions to their smartphones for a second day after an unexplained glitch cut off Internet and messaging services for ...

BlackBerry woes caused by 'core switch failure'

Oct 11, 2011

(AP) -- Email and messaging glitches that have plagued BlackBerry users around the world for a second day were caused by a core switch failure, the smartphone's maker said Tuesday. ...

Recommended for you

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

2 hours ago

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

Google buys product design firm Gecko

2 hours ago

Google on Friday confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear.

Lawsuits challenge US drone, model aircraft rules

2 hours ago

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft ...

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

6 hours ago

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

User comments : 0