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The changing face of the telco industry

9 Jul 2019 /  Moneyweb  
Since the early Nokia days, the industry has undergone many changes and will again with the introduction of 5G.

Ramaphosa: SA must not let economy be held back by US-China trade war

6 Jul 2019 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   4
'We cannot afford to have our own economy being held back as there is this fight that the US is fighting born out of their own jealousy.'

Naspers upends century of tradition by naming black woman CEO

4 Jul 2019 /  Renee Bonorchis, Loni Prinsloo and Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg    14
Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa appointed to new role of Naspers CEO, South Africa.

CEO Collymore, who built Safaricom into $11bn telco, dies of cancer

1 Jul 2019 /  Omar Mohammed, Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa, Reuters   
Safaricom's board to meet on Monday to set the path forward, chairman says.

Vodacom reaches deal with Congo over 2G licence

22 Jun 2019 /  Stanis Bujakera and Fiston Mahamba, Reuters  
'An agreement has been reached. Vodacom has committed to comply with the demands of the state.'

EOH strengthens board with new hires

21 Jun 2019 /  Staff reporter  
New hires bring diverse set of skills to company board.

Vodacom to sell some operations in five African markets

21 Jun 2019 /  Shariq Khan and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters   
Operations include those in Angola, Nigeria, Zambia and Ivory Coast within its Business Africa unit.

Spectrum policy direction within 30 days: Ramaphosa

21 Jun 2019 /  Duncan McLeod   7
Communications minister to shortly issue policy direction to Icasa, allowing long-delayed broadband spectrum to be allocated to mobile operators.

Gugulethu entrepreneurs claim Nedbank stole their patented card blocking system

19 Jun 2019 /  Ciaran Ryan   21
With shades of Kenneth Makate’s 'Please call me' case against Vodacom.

Vodacom petitions top Congo court to cancel withdrawal of permit

12 Jun 2019 /  William Clowes, Bloomberg    2
The Congolese telecoms ministry is threatening to cut data services to some of Vodacom's customers in remote areas.

Telkom shows way to fix South Africa’s broken SOEs

6 Jun 2019 /  Duncan McLeod   4
What’s the pragmatic solution to the mess? The answer, surely, involves studying Telkom’s success.

PIC forced MTN board shakeup in push for fewer disputes

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6 Jun 2019 /  Antony Sguazzin and Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg   5
Legal and political disputes have cut the mobile operator's share price by more than half over the past four years.

There’s a CEO crisis in SA and no one is stepping up

6 Jun 2019 /  John Bowker, Bloomberg   12
List of exiting CEOs may in part explain why business confidence in the country has fallen five months in the last six.

Three things to learn from exit of SAA’s CEO

4 Jun 2019 /  Londell Phumi Ramalepe and Tshegofatso Mokgabodi, Bloomberg   4
Key findings from Vuyani Jarana’s decision to walk away.

Goodbye, SAA

3 Jun 2019 /  Adriaan Kruger   43
News that Vuyani Jarana has resigned as CEO of SAA is an indication of the difficulties facing the national airline.

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