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South Africans love to complain about Telkom. It’s been a national pastime for years. The customer service problems associated with the fixed-line operator are the stuff of legend – and nightmare. So, when Telkom’s CEO, Sipho Maseko, steps up to the plate and promises to fix these deep-seated

The ongoing decline in the number of fixed lines in service in South Africa, a trend that has been evident for more than a decade now, is a “big concern” for Telkom, but is the result of fixed-to-mobile substitution more than the cost of line rental. That’s according to the group’s chief operating officer

British telecommunications giant BT has named former IBM sub-Saharan Africa GM Oliver Fortuin as its new MD following the resignation of Keith Matthews. Fortuin, who was also a former GM of IBM’s PC Company in Africa, takes the top job at BT with immediate effect. Most recently, Fortuin, who has an MBA from Open University

Keith Matthews, MD of BT in South Africa and GM of the UK-headquartered firm’s sub-Saharan Africa region, is stepping down at the end of the month. He will be replaced by a senior technology industry figure on 1 May, but the company is not naming his

Telkom has named one of the country’s top chief information officers, Len de Villiers, as its new CIO. De Villiers is a former CIO for both Nedbank and Absa.
De Villiers takes on the role on 1 November. He has 25 years’ experience in the IT industry having start in IT

Telkom’s share price has rallied by more than 40% in less than two months, despite a run of bad news from the company. Analysts are buoyed by the change of leadership and some of the decisions taken subsequently, but suggest that without further clarity on Telkom’s long-term strategy, the stock gains may be

There’s more bad news for Telkom shareholders this week. The partially privatised JSE-listed telecommunications company warned on Monday that it expects its headline earnings per share to be at least 20% lower than the 324,7c it reported a year ago. Telkom is under

There was a tight race between Sipho Maseko and Brian Armstrong for Telkom’s top job, a source claiming to have knowledge of the appointment process has told TechCentral. Telkom confirmed the news of Maseko’s appointment as its new group CEO in a statement to shareholders after TechCentral broke

Telkom has historically been a follower when it comes to cutting broadband prices, but the fixed-line operator looks determined to lead the charge in 2013 with aggressive price cuts from its Internet service provider (ISP) business, Telkom Internet, whose new uncapped consumer broadband prices

Telkom is in limbo. At the end of May, when government decided not to support the sale of 20% of the group’s equity to Korea’s KT Corp, communications minister Pule was given three months to come up with a strategic plan for the troubled telecommunications operator