Author Duncan McLeod


New round of job cuts at Telkom

Telkom will embark on a fresh round of staff reductions to cut costs. The company on Thursday said it will offer voluntary separation and early retirement packages to employees beginning on Friday, 14 September.


Usaasa crisis far from over

The axed former chairman of government’s universal service agency, Usaasa, will not back down despite a legal setback this week and has vowed to continue with a court challenge against the telecoms minister and the public protector.


Fired Usaasa board members fail in urgent court bid

Fired members of the board of government’s universal service agency, who went to court earlier this month on an urgent basis to stop the implementation of a report by the public protector, have lost their legal challenge.


South Africa ready to help MTN, minister suggests

Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele has strongly suggested that the South African government stands ready to intervene on MTN Group’s behalf over the more than $10-billion in demands placed on the telecommunications provider by Nigeria.


MTN seeks urgent legal relief in Nigeria

MTN Group is taking Nigeria’s central bank and attorney-general to court over a dispute that has crashed the market value of the Johannesburg-headquartered telecommunications group.

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