Browsing: Sipho Maseko

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Tough talk at Telkom Towers

Telkom’s group CEO, Sipho Maseko, met with trade union representatives on Monday to discuss the company’s future and turnaround plans. A union official present at the meeting says Maseko told them that how the company behaves over the next couple of years will determine its future

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Surprise as top exec quits Telkom

In a surprise development, Telkom’s MD of wholesale and networks, Bashier Sallie, is quitting the telecommunications group. Sallie was leading the modernisation of Telkom’s network, which involves a multibillion-rand project to improve fixed-line broadband speeds for consumers

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Regulatory boss quits Telkom

Telkom’s general executive for regulatory affairs has resigned. Staff were informed on Monday that Andrew Barendse was leaving the telecommunications group. Barendse’s resignation comes just weeks after TechCentral revealed that newly appointed Telkom group CEO Sipho Maseko

Craig Wilson
Why Telkom has it all wrong

Telkom’s new initiative to encourage individuals, companies, universities and others to come up with innovative ways it can increase the uptake of fixed-line broadband sends a peculiar message. On one hand, it shows that Telkom acknowledges the importance of increasing broadband

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Telkom wage dispute resolved

Telkom has signed a settlement agreement with the South African Communications Union (Sacu), bringing an end to a wage dispute with three trade unions that began in March. CEO Sipho Maseko says he’s “very pleased” the company has reached agreement with Sacu. “Just to be very open and frank, I think there were legitimate

Alistair Fairweather
Telkom’s apology: too little, too late

Has the country’s foremost value-destroying monopolist finally seen the error of its ways? On the surface, that seems to be the case. In mid-July, Telkom meekly agreed to pay a R200m fine for anticompetitive abuses committed between 2005 and 2007, and to split its wholesale and retail businesses. TechCentral reported

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Telkom CEO tells Icasa: ‘We’re sorry’

Shortly after taking the reins at Telkom in April, newly appointed group CEO Sipho Maseko made it one of his first orders of business to meet with and apologise to the full council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) for the operator’s past aggressive approach to the industry

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Telkom implements wage agreement

Telkom has decided it will forge ahead and implement a wage agreement, despite protests Solidarity, one of three unions recognised by the telecommunications operator. Telkom has been in gridlock with two unions, Solidarity and the South African Communications Union (Sacu), for months. The Communication Workers

Duncan McLeod
Signs of profound change at Telkom

Don’t look now, but something profound is happening at Telkom. The new management team, led by group CEO Sipho Maseko and board chairman Jabu Mabuza, appears to be actively trying to change (well-founded) perceptions that the company is a litigious and rapacious

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Telkom hits back at Solidarity

Telkom has hit back at allegations levelled against it by Solidarity spokesman Marius Croucamp, providing information it says shows that the trade union made false statements in a media interview on Thursday. Croucamp told TechCentral that Telkom CEO Sipho

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