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MTN top brass rolling in the riches

The money MTN paid its top executive management team, including its former CEO Sifiso Dabengwa, jumped to R165,6m in the 2015 financial year. That’s an increase of 18,8% over the R139,4m it paid in 2014, driven higher by three golden

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TalkCentral: Ep 139 – ‘Meltdown’

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, podcast hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the latest goings-on at MTN, including the reduced (and then increased again) fine in Nigeria and the unrelated resignation of company stalwart Karel Pienaar

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Karel Pienaar steps down at MTN

One of MTN’s very first employees, Karel Pienaar, who has been with the telecommunications group for more than two decades and who was instrumental in the founding of the business, is stepping down. Pienaar was most recently group

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Court upholds Madzonga suspension

The labour court on Friday dismissed with costs the urgent application brought by MTN South Africa’s chief corporate services officer, Robert Madzonga, to have his suspension lifted. Madzonga was suspended after MTN began an internal investigation into allegations

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Vodacom sues Telfree for R54m

Vodacom has instituted legal proceedings against bulk SMS provider Telfree, claiming R54m it says it is owed for carrying millions of text messages across its network.
Rival MTN is already involved in a messy legal battle with Telfree. It wants to courts to find that it doesn’t have to carry Telfree SMSes

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Pule link in MTN suspension

MTN’s chief corporate services officer has been suspended allegedly over his role in the diversion of sponsorship funds for the ICT indaba, Business Day reported on Monday. The newspaper reported that Robert Madzonga was also threatening to take take legal action against former

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Massive management shake-up at MTN

Telecommunications group MTN has announced a major shake-up of executive responsibilities, with a series of new senior appointments at group level and at its key operations in South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana. MTN Ghana CEO Michael Ikpoki has been named as

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MTN backs R750m technology fund

Johannesburg-listed mobile telecommunications group MTN is investing US$75m in a UK-based fund run Amadeus Capital Partners. Amadeus says the new fund will invest in “late-stage venture and growth companies, predominantly in mature markets, developing online and mobile applications and services

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Lambo shifts gear at MTN

MTN South Africa chief technical officer Lambo Kanagaratnam is moving to a new role at the operator. Effective immediately, he will head up its enterprise business division. Airtel Africa chief technology officer Eben Albertyn has taken the reins from Kanagaratnam. Albertyn was formerly chief technology officer for MTN

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New CEO for MTN SA

MTN South Africa has a new CEO. Chief financial officer Zunaid Bulbulia will take the reins at the telecommunications operator from Karel Pienaar, who has been named as chief strategy officer at the MTN group. Pienaar’s appointment will see MTN’s mergers and acquisitions and strategy functions being separated, with Khumo Shuenyane

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