Octotel (Pty) Ltd

South Africa Communications and IT Services

Octotel (Pty) Ltd (“Octotel”) was established in 2015 to undertake the roll out of open access fibre-to-the home infrastructure in Cape Town and surrounding areas. Octotel builds, owns and operates an open access network which enables internet service providers (“ISPs”) to deliver services to the end user.

We are invested in Octotel (Pty) Ltd through Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Mauritius Fund I LP, which is managed by Pembani Remgro MU GP Limited. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Africa, Southern Africa
South Africa

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Communications and IT Services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Mauritius Fund I LP
Fund Manager:
Pembani Remgro MU GP Limited
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

October 2016

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.

South Africa