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Tech tussle at Mandela hospital

A dozen police officers apprehended a man who flew a radio-controlled mini helicopter over the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela was being treated on Friday. The “multicopter” had a rotating camera and was in the sky for a few minutes. A multicopter looks like a spider. It has several arms

DA airtime campaign irks ANC

The ANC in Gauteng has called on its members to boycott mobile operator MTN after the Democratic Alliance began running an election campaign printed on 2,5m of the operator’s prepaid airtime vouchers. The Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday that the DA bought advertising space on MTN vouchers to be sold in spaza shops

Phuthuma Nhleko to chair MTN board

Former MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko is rejoining the group’s board, this time as its chairman, outgoing chairman Cyril Ramaphosa announced at its annual general meeting on Tuesday. Nhleko, who was appointed as the group’s CEO in 2002 and led a series of acquisitions across Africa and the Middle East that built MTN into a leading

MTN’s leak could be hung out to dry

New twists have emerged in the US$4,2bn lawsuit filed by MTN’s cellphone rival, Turkcell, in a US court. Chris Kilowan, the disgruntled former MTN director in Iran who, according to sources, approached Turkcell with MTN memos that formed part of the court filings but have yet to be verified, could find that his actions backfire on him.

MTN in preemptive strike over corruption allegations

Emerging-markets telecommunications giant MTN is gearing up to fight a series of damaging allegations and legal action by Turkcell over claims by the Turkish operator that the JSE-listed group was awarded an operating licence in Iran corruptly. MTN claims

MTN to name Nhleko’s successor

The board of Africa’s largest mobile phone operator, MTN, should be in a position to announce the name of the group’s new CEO “within the next month or two”. That’s the word from outgoing CEO Phuthuma Nhleko, who was speaking during question time at the presentation of the group’s interim financial results in Johannesburg on Thursday.

MTN, Bharti: national treasury reacts

MTN and Bharti decided to terminate merger talks, the national treasury said on Wednesday after talks between finance minister Pravin Gordhan, MTN chairman Cyril Ramaphosa and…

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