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MTN has named Pieter Verkade, currently CEO of MTN Cyprus, as the group’s new chief commercial officer, effective from February 2013. Verkade will replace Christian de Faria, who retires in January after six years with the mobile telecommunications group. In his new role, Verkade

Telkom’s share price jumped more than 4% in intraday trading after it announced the appointment of five independent nonexecutive directors to fill posts vacant since October. The share closed up by 3,5%, a rare strong move for a company whose share price has tumbled by almost 45% over the past year

Almost five years after then communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri published South Africa’s first policy document on digital terrestrial television migration, the country’s broadcasting regulator will publish its final regulations. Needless to say these regulations have been a long time

South Africa finally has the regulations in place that will guide the country’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television and the good news for telecommunications operators is that a big chunk of the spectrum that will be freed up through the process has been reserved for broadband. The

After more than a decade of delays, smart ID cards, which will replace South Africa’s green, barcoded ID books, should be in people’s hands from next year, according to home affairs minister Naledi Pandor. Pandor the implementation date will be disclosed in the new year and the proposed transition period of four

E-tolling of Gauteng freeways got the legal nod on Thursday when the high court in Pretoria on Thursday dismissed an application to have the project scrapped. “The application is dismissed,” Judge Louis Vorster said, reading out his judgment. “In my view the application cannot succeed.” Vorster

Former Absa deputy CEO Louis von Zeuner — known to his colleagues in the banking industry as “King Louis” — has been named as one of five new business leaders who have joined the board of the partially state-owned telecommunications operator Telkom. Von Zeuner, who is highly respected in the

Net1 UEPS Technologies, the company facing a corruption probe by US authorities, including the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has itself filed a R478m lawsuit against Absa subsidiary AllPay. AllPay, a unit of banking group

Vodacom has begun offering commercial 4G services in parts of the Western Cape. Coverage is available in the CBD, Stellenbosch, along the Atlantic seaboard (including Camps Bay), at the Waterfront and at Century City. Vodacom says more sites are planned for the region for early next year. 4G coverage

Classifieds website OLX has come top of Google’s list of South African searches in 2012, while the late Whitney Houston was the second most searched term.
The search terms are included in Google’s annual “Zeitgeist” lists, where the Internet company publishes the most searched for terms around the