Browsing: Sipho Maseko

Solidarity: Telkom CEO is ‘lying’

Telkom and Solidarity appear headed for a showdown after the union accused the telecommunications operator’s CEO, Sipho Maseko, of “lying” when he said at a press conference on Thursday that Solidarity and another union, the South African Communications Union, were close to a wage

Telkom claims closure with labour

The Communication Workers Union has reached a settlement with Telkom in the long-running wage dispute between the operator and trade unions. The CWU has accepted Telkom’s three-year wage offer. The other unions embroiled in the dispute have yet to sign, but Telkom says it expects them to do so shortly

‘Telkom must balance interests’ – Carrim

Newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim has said that Telkom must balance the interests of all of its shareholders, including government. He made the remarks in statement following a meeting on Thursday with Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko and chairman Jabu Mabuza. Deputy

Tribunal nod to Telkom abuse settlement

The Competition Tribunal has given “formal confirmation” to the settlement agreement reached between the Competition Commission and Telkom, the telecommunications operator said on Thursday. The agreement has been made an order of the tribunal, Telkom said. “This agreement

Knott-Craig: four operators is too many

South Africa is too small a market to accommodate four mobile operators, Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig told journalists on Wednesday. Replying at a media conference to a question from TechCentral, Knott-Craig said: “I think it’s too late for four. Maybe [it made sense] five or seven years ago [but] after 20

Now Mabuza buys Telkom shares

Days after newly appointed Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko dug into his own pocket to buy up R1m of the telecommunications group’s shares, its chairman has now done likewise. Telkom revealed to shareholders in a statement issued through the JSE that Jabu Mabuza, who was

Telkom CEO snaps up shares

Telkom’s newly appointed group CEO, Sipho Maseko, has bought shares worth almost R1m in the JSE-listed telecommunications operator. Maseko bought 52 000 shares on Thursday, 11 July, worth R990 080. The purchase came on the same day that Telkom Mobile slashed prepaid voice tariffs to

Duncan McLeod
At Telkom, it’s a race to save the frog

For years, Telkom has been like a frog in slowly warming water. It’s kept broadband prices far too high while watching on puzzled as its subscribers abandoned it in favour of mobile alternatives. It has a high cost structure – mainly because it has too many employees – but consumers don’t care about its challenges. And

Telkom’s promises fall on deaf ears

Despite Telkom’s tough talk about learning from its mistakes, taking hard decisions and rising like a phoenix from the ashes, investors are simply indifferent to the promises made by Africa’s largest integrated communications company. The news of a R12bn write-down in assets in Telkom’s results

Telkom may sell assets – report

Potential job cuts and the disposal of money-losing assets is looming at Telkom, Business Report said on Tuesday. The restructuring came at a time when the telecommunications company ramped up its bid to cut costs and position itself to compete in a cut-throat market. According

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