Author Duncan McLeod

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Siyabonga Cwele fires Usaasa board

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has fired the board of government’s troubled universal access agency Usaasa, TechCentral has learnt.

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Usaasa given 7 days to reinstate suspended CEO

Lumko Mtimde, the suspended CEO of government’s universal service agency Usaasa, must be reinstated by next week, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ruled in a report that has condemned the conduct of the agency’s board.

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MTN shares plunge 22% on new Nigeria shock

MTN Group shares plunged more than 22% on Thursday morning after reports emerged that the Nigerian central bank has ordered four banks to refund more than $8-billion “illegally expatriated” by the telecommunications provider.

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MTN slams $8-billion Nigeria demand

MTN Group has hit out at the Central Bank of Nigeria over a demand to refund more than $8-billion allegedly illegally expatriated from the country over an eight-year period.

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Telkom CEO warns of ‘calamity’ over Icasa regulations

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko on Monday warned that Icasa’s draft regulations on call termination rates could force the operator into a very difficult position, with the potential that it could ultimately withdraw from providing services in rural areas.

Podcasts

TalkCentral: Ep 232 – ‘Blustery’

On the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Nvidia’s new ray-tracing GPUs, Telkom’s unhappiness with Icasa, Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras and Apple’s forthcoming keynote.

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