Overview

  • Organization TypeGoods Supplier, Service Providers
  • Staff1001-5000
  • HeadquartersSouth Africa
  • Founded1998
Econet is a privately held diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, South America, North America and the East Asia Pacific Rim, offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, internet, satellite and fibre optic networks. The company also has investments beyond the traditional telecoms sector, which include financial services, insurance, e-commerce, renewable energy, education, Coca-Cola bottling, hospitality and payment gateway solutions. Econet was founded in 1993 by Strive Masiyiwa, who first came to international prominence when he fought a five-year constitutional legal battle leading to the removal of the state monopoly in Zimbabwe’s telecommunications sector. The landmark ruling is regarded as one of the milestones in the opening up of African telecommunications to private capital. Econet subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless International, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Enterprises, Econet Media and the Liquid Telecom Group.The focus is on the positive transformation of customer’s lives and the communities in which Econet operates– “Inspired To Change Your World”.

Careers

Staff at ECONET have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • private sector development
  • tertiary education
  • project support
  • systems

Funders

  • world bank group
  • goal global

Countries

  • zimbabwe
  • south africa
  • burundi
  • lesotho
  • algeria

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • South Africa (headquarters)
  • Johannesburg
  • 8 Anslow Crescent, Anslow Office Park, Bryanston