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New government policy will let mobile networks build a 5G tower on your property
South Africa - MyBroadband
Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has gazetted a new policy on the deployment of communications networks in South Africa. The policy aims to accommodate the accelerated deployment of electronic communications networks, such as LTE and 5G networks.

The policy gives mobile networks and other licensees the right to select, enter, and use public or private land for the deployment of their network infrastructure.

Any infrastructure built on this land would belong to the network which built it, and property owners are directed to avoid damage to the facilities built on their property. “If such electronic communications networks or facilities are damaged due to the fault of a property owner, reasonable compensation agreed to between the property owner and the electronic communications network service licensee is payable,” the policy states.

Mellony Ramalho appointed Sales and Marketing Director of LexisNexis SA
South Africa - LexisNexis
LexisNexis has announced the appointment of Mellony Ramalho to the position of Sales and Marketing Director. She joined the business on 1 August 2020 and will be based at the company’s head office in Johannesburg.

LexisNexis South Africa CEO and Chairperson of the Board, Videsha Proothveerajh, said, “Mellony Ramalho brings to the LexisNexis South Africa business her dynamism, professionalism and innovative thinking that I am certain will ensure she is a true asset to the company.” She said Ramalho would be responsible for driving the firm’s marketing and sales strategy in support of its overall vision of ‘Enhancing the Potential of the African Continent by Advancing the Rule of Law’.

Ramalho has close to 30 years of experience and is a proven leader who has operated successfully at Board and Executive level, managing teams across South Africa and Africa, with her largest portfolio being just over 2000 employees.

Broll's latest report highlights COVID-19 on the African continent
South Africa -PropertyWheel
Declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Covid-19 has not left a single continent or country unscathed. With the international race on to find the cure and to slow down the alarming pace of the curve and deaths, Africa, is witnessing a delayed rise in cases as the virus spreads with governments implementing regulations and lockdowns to try to limit the spread of infection.

To contain the spread of Covid-19, international lockdowns have become critical. However, the cost and implications on economies has become unimaginable. Apart from travel bans and border closures, various categories of consumer spending have been prohibited, harming per-capita consumption.

Broll Property Group’s recent ‘Covid-19 Africa Report’ details how some of Africa’s countries are dealing with the pandemic as at the end of June 2020, how their respective industries such as retail, office and industrial have been affected and, what government initiatives and responses have come out of this ordeal.

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