Browsing: Jeff Molobela

Duncan McLeod
Padayachie’s Telkom test

Government’s special rights in Telkom expire in six weeks’ time. It must avoid the temptation to install a puppet to lead the group. Facing a growing list of challenges, Telkom needs to hire a CEO who can

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Hedberg exit a ‘calamity’, says union

Telkom acting CEO Jeffrey Hedberg’s decision to not renew his contract at the end of March was a “calamity”, trade union Solidarity said on Tuesday. “The decision by Hedberg, an expert in the field of turnaround

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Hedberg to quit Telkom

Jeffrey Hedberg is quitting Telkom. The acting group CEO will leave at the end of March, TechCentral has learnt exclusively from reliable senior sources at the JSE-listed telecommunications group

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All eyes on Telkom as shake-up looms

Telkom looks set for a big management shake-up in the next few months as government moves to appoint a permanent CEO and a chairman to lead the telecommunications group. The two crucial roles are likely to be filled

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The trouble with Telkom

Things have gone awry at Telkom. It’s already facing a growing barrage of lawsuits and competition complaints, and anonymous dossiers leaked to the media in recent weeks suggest a deeper malaise. Can the group be fixed?

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Molobela gets two more months

Government has extended the contract of Telkom chairman Jeff Molobela, but only until the end of December, TechCentral has learnt from a senior source at the JSE-listed telecommunications group.

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Uncertainty surrounds Telkom chairman

There is growing uncertainty among senior Telkom officials about the future of the group’s chairman, Jeff Molobela. Senior Telkom sources say Molobela’s contract as chairman expired at the end of last week and has not been renewed.

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Icasa knew of dodgy Sentech deal

Questions have been raised about the SA telecommunications and IT regulator’s complicity in allowing Global Web Intact (GWI) and Screamer to lease spectrum, apparently illegally, from Sentech. This follows the leaking of internal Sentech

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Funde, Molobela linked to dodgy Sentech deal

The cash-strapped state-owned signal distributor, Sentech, appears to have cut an illegal deal to sell wireless broadband spectrum that benefited politically connected businessmen, led by Eddie Funde, the controversial former chairman of the SABC who is now South Africa’s ambassador to Germany.