Eighteen months after Cyril Ramaphosa ordered a probe into alleged corruption at Telkom, the high court has set the proclamation aside.
Telkom has gone to court to have President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to order a probe into alleged malfeasance at the company declared unconstitutional and invalid.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the Special Investing Unit to probe various dealings that took place at Telkom going as far back as June 2006.
Telkom will fight the South African Revenue Service in the constitutional court after an adverse judgment handed down against it at the supreme court of appeal that could severely dent its cash flow.
A recent court decision has come as big blow to Telkom. A judgment handed down on 25 March by the supreme court of appeal held that a R3.9-billion foreign exchange loss and a R136-million incentive bonus were not deductible.
In the past 20 years, Telkom has lost almost every aspect of the absolute monopoly it once held over South African telecommunications. First, it lost its supremacy over voice communication as cellular rivals challenged it for dominance and won. Today, the cellular operators carry the vast majority of
Telkom’s share price touched a fresh 52-week high on Monday as investors continued to pile back into the company on the expectation that it will begin to deliver on a promised turnaround in its fortunes in 2014. In intraday trading on Monday, Telkom was trading as high as
Telkom and its former subsidiary, Nigeria’s Multi-Links, have won a high court order setting aside arbitration proceedings with Blue Label Telecoms and paving the way for a bruising court battle in which Telkom is seeking $528m in damages from Blue Label. Telkom is
Telkom has accused the former MD of its international business unit, Thami Msimango, and well-known businessman Mthunzi Mdwaba of violating South Africa’s anticorruption laws over an agreement involving former subsidiary Multi-Links and JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms. The allegations
The fallout from Telkom’s disastrous Nigeria investment continues. The JSE-listed telecommunications group revealed on Friday in its annual results that it has issued a summons on the listed Blue Label Telecoms, subsidiaries of the company, as well as on a former executive of Telkom claiming an amount