DFA and Vumatel now fall under the MAZIV banner

  • Earlier this year CIVH announced that DFA and Vumatel would be brought together under one new company identity. 
  • The parent company will now be known as MAZIV.
  • Under the new parent company, MAZIV aims to drive more connectivity solutions into South Africa.

In the earlier part of 2022, Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH), the Remgro, Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Vumatel, announced that the latter two organisations would be brought together under a newly formed infrastructure company.

Now CIVH have confirmed the identity of the newly formed company as MAZIV (stylised as “MɅZIV”).

Dietlof Mare, who will now act as chief executive officer of both Vumatel and MɅZIV, says the concept behind the newly revealed parent company name is taken from the Greek ‘mazí, which translates to “together”.

Now falling under one banner, with MAZIV as the parent company, DFA and Vumatel note that organisational and structural changes between the two will result in much closer collaboration.

“As the fibre market evolves and becomes a critical part of our country’s infrastructure, so do the exponential growth opportunities for MɅZIV and its subsidiaries. While Vumatel and DFA continue to operate as separate entities, the intentional formation of this parent company was a strategic move to streamline operations and consolidate infrastructure assets seamlessly, under one aligned strategy,” explains Mare in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“Under the umbrella of MɅZIV, the DFA and Vumatel brands will grow from strength to strength in this highly competitive marketplace, offering unique and unsurpassed capabilities,” he adds.

Looking forward, MAZIV will continue to focus on connecting communities, with a specific focus on innovation and economic inclusion.

“This organisational streamlining, as well as close brand collaboration between Vumatel and DFA, will enable us to create even more opportunities for inclusive, abundant access to the internet – unlocking the potential of people and communities, and creating the beginning of the end of the digital divide,” Mare concludes.


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