Browsing: Nombulelo Moholi

Weekend newspaper reports suggest that controversial communications minister Dina Pule is about to be sacked by President Jacob Zuma, with Lindiwe Zulu to take her place in the crucial portfolio. According to a report in the

There’s no denying that cutting the cost to communicate is good for South Africa. Cheaper and more ubiquitous communications have a direct and measurable economic impact. This is one of the reasons government wants to have every South African online by the end of the decade. Part of government’s

After considerable debate about this list between TechCentral’s editors, we have settled on our South African Newsmakers of 2012. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year. Also

Telkom’s share price jumped more than 4% in intraday trading after it announced the appointment of five independent nonexecutive directors to fill posts vacant since October. The share closed up by 3,5%, a rare strong move for a company whose share price has tumbled by almost 45% over the past year

Former Absa deputy CEO Louis von Zeuner — known to his colleagues in the banking industry as “King Louis” — has been named as one of five new business leaders who have joined the board of the partially state-owned telecommunications operator Telkom. Von Zeuner, who is highly respected in the

If Telkom had a theme tune right now it would probably be written by hard rock band AC/DC, perhaps something from their 1976 classic album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. No, not the title track, because there is nothing cheap about Telkom, with communications minister Dina Pule’s adviser

Attila Vitai, the newly appointed MD of Telkom’s mobile division, has arguably one of the toughest jobs in South Africa’s telecommunications industry. It’s his task to turn the country’s fourth mobile entrant into a viable and, eventually, a profitable enterprise in what has become a highly competitive

Impressive. That’s the adjective that seems most appropriate in describing Telkom’s new chairman. Jabu Mabuza, a taxi driver turned business mogul, has very quickly identified the challenges facing Telkom and recognised the need to mend the breakdown

Telkom’s operating expenses of R15,6bn in the first half of its 2013 financial year were almost level with its revenue of R16,1bn, meaning the company could soon be lossmaking. This is the warning from chief financial officer Jacques

Roy Kruger, technical adviser to communications minister Dina Pule, says Telkom is set to stage a turnaround despite being overstaffed “like all government entities”. He says the Pule has submitted several proposals, including a recommendation, on the company’s future to cabinet. He