This is a continuation of a trend of expansion of existing investments in SA, and will hopefully mark the start of a real upward trend in foreign direct investment.

Certainly there is a role for private equity financing because there is an enormous amount of activity.

This is a chilling reminder that you can be gunned down on your way to dinner in South Africa ... but it will be discounted over time.

It's been a very good year for South Africa's mobile operators.