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Telkom strike turns ugly

Telkom said that a union-led strike outside its Centurion offices in Gauteng turned ugly on Monday with employees being “aggressively intimidated” and “threatened with violence”. Jacqui O’Sullivan, Telkom communication

Telkom vows tough action against ‘saboteurs’

Telkom has promised to seek maximum criminal prosecution against “saboteurs” who cut backbone fibre-optic infrastructure in Limpopo yesterday, affecting the services of thousands of fixed-line and mobile users in

Free Wi-Fi at polling stations

Telkom has announced it will provide free Wi-Fi Internet access at a thousand polling stations around the country on election day, 3 August. The telecommunications operator said it is providing

Telkom can now procure out of rivals’ gaze

Telkom can now procure goods and services without having to go through the very public tendering process mandated by the Public Finance Management Act, a development that will help it keep its strategic plans out of the public

Thieves are walking off with Telkom’s network

Telkom registered more than 6 000 incidents of copper-cable theft on its network in the past year and as a result is now actively moving customers away from the technology to wireless and fibre alternatives. The telecommunications operator said on

Telkom job cuts a ‘crude stunt’

Trade union federation Cosatu has slammed Telkom’s plans to cut 300 jobs and outsource another 254 staff. On Friday, Telkom confirmed that a section 189 process – which deals

Too early to speculate on job cuts: Telkom

Telkom has sought to play down a report published on Monday that suggested it plans to slash its workforce by more than 40% in the coming months. Bloomberg reported that Telkom wants to cut its workforce to

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Telkom to open its exchanges to rivals

Telkom will open its telecommunications exchanges to Internet service providers using an open-access model in an effort to stimulate demand for fixed-line broadband in South Africa. “To further stimulate access to broadband, we will make making around