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Partial privatisation of Infraco on the cards

Partial privatisation of Infraco on the cards

Government will decide this week whether to partly privatise South Africa’s second largest fixed-line operator, Broadband Infraco, as the company runs short of cash, according to two people familiar with the matter. A sale process would interest Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile operator by customer numbers, spokesman Byron Kennedy said in e-mailed comments on Tuesday, […]

Telkom may sue Icasa over auction

Telkom may sue Icasa over auction

Telkom has threatened to launch legal action against communications regulator Icasa over a planned spectrum auction. Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has asked the high

Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Communications regulator Icasa was wrong to push ahead with a planned spectrum auction in the absence of government policy on the issue and should withdraw an invitation to operators to apply for access until that policy

Vodacom takes aim at Telkom’s FreeMe

Vodacom takes aim at Telkom’s FreeMe

Vodacom has become the first operator to respond to the aggressive new “FreeMe” tariff plans from Telkom. But the country’s biggest operator is not exactly shouting about its new “+ (Plus)” plans from the

YeboYethu falls on JSE debut

YeboYethu falls on JSE debut

The share price of Vodacom’s black economic empowerment scheme YeboYethu was down by nearly 5% on Thursday – with the telecommunication giant’s scheme marking its first day of trade on the JSE

Vodacom BEE scheme in JSE debut

Vodacom BEE scheme in JSE debut

YeboYethu, Vodacom South Africa’s black economic empowerment scheme created in 2008, began trading on the empowerment segment in the telecommunications sector of the JSE’s main board on Thursday. YeboYethu

MTN bets the farm on financial services

MTN bets the farm on financial services

What more is there to say about MTN? It’s been an especially horrific 12 months for the company (and shareholders). But the group is sitting with a very large problem (to be fair, it has many others too): it is

MTN’s not-so-little reputation nightmare

MTN’s not-so-little reputation nightmare

Operationally, the time-suck on executive leadership from the Nigerian fine fallout had nothing to do with its other units across Africa and the Middle East. It’s always managed to run its “OpCos” quite independently, which arguably has a few more

Cwele files suit over spectrum auction

Cwele files suit over spectrum auction

South Africa’s telecommunications & postal services ministry filed a suit to block the sale of more than R12bn of wireless spectrum by the industry regulator, potentially depriving mobile carriers in the country of much-needed capacity to increase high-speed

PIC ‘abandons’ Vodacom share sale

PIC ‘abandons’ Vodacom share sale

A planned sale of shares in Vodacom by the Public Investment Corp to black investors has been abandoned, according to two people familiar with the situation. The proposed sale by Africa’s biggest

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