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MTN appoints Uganda CEO as group operations exec

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd April 2012 Telecommunications group MTN appointed Themba Khumalo as group operations executive as part of its organisational restructuring. In March, MTN announced changes to its organisational model in efforts to improve organisational effectiveness.  

Former MTN CEO Nhleko denies Turkcell allegations

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2012 Former MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko on Monday denied allegations of unlawful and corrupt behaviour, saying no bribes were authorised under his watch to secure a mobile operating licence in Iran. Nhleko, who stepped down as CEO in March 2011 after ten years at the company, said the litigation by... 

Icasa calls on telecoms firms to join the digital migration party

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th March 2012 Telecommunications group MTN has objected to the use of the Universal Service and Access Fund to subsidise the five-million set-top boxes (STB) required for digital terrestrial television (DTT). In a submission to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), MTN pointed out... 

MTN slams Turkcell’s US court action threat

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th March 2012 Telecommunications group MTN on Monday criticised telecoms group Turkcell’s refusal to cooperate with an independent investigation set up by MTN. The investigation, headed up by British supreme-court judge Lord Leonard Hoffmann, would look into allegations by Turkcell of corruption in the bid to... 

MTN to spend R24bn on infrastructure this year

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th March 2012 Telecoms group MTN would spend R24.4-billion on key infrastructure projects to support voice quality, capacity and data growth during 2012, it said on Wednesday. Nigeria would be allocated the largest portion of the capital expenditure (capex) at R13.6-billion over an 18-month period. MTN said... 

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By: Yolande Botes     25th November 2011 In the last five years, Johannesburg-based natural gas reticulator Egoli Gas has signed several ongoing multimillion-rand contracts with businesses wanting to implement alternative energy solutions. The company has implemented solutions for the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital,... 

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