ARTICLES RELATING TO TELKOM

Telkom's property poser

2014-07-30 11:04

BEE may be hindering Telkom's plans to offload redundant real estate, says Gugu Lourie.

Police probing Telkom CEO for alleged car cloning

2014-07-25 12:14

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko is under investigation after being implicated in an alleged car licence cloning case, the City of Johannesburg says.

Court solidifies Telkom agreement

2014-07-22 20:30

An agreement between Telkom and Solidarity about Telkom's restructuring and retrenchment process has been made a court order, says union.

Telkom suspends restructuring - Solidarity

2014-07-18 07:43

Trade union Solidarity says Telkom has suspended its current restructuring and retrenchment process, after the two parties reached an agreement.

Will Telkom’s R2.7bn BCX bid make the grade?

2014-07-14 13:00

Telkom's R2.7bn offer for Business Connexion may not be strong enough to stop a bidding war for the fast-growing technology group, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom faces court action over planned job cuts

2014-07-09 08:24

Two unions representing some of Telkom SA's workers say they will take the landline provider to court over plans to slash jobs from a management layer.

Telkom troubles

2014-07-07 07:26

Why is there only one call centre channel for all queries, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Solidarity cautions Telkom about race

2014-07-04 05:00

Solidarity has warned Telkom not to use race in deciding which employees to retrench and its consulting its lawyers.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:20

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom promises 20 suburbs fibre broadband

2014-06-13 14:01

Telkom has announced that it will begin a fibre to the home broadband project in a series of tweets.

JSE ends flat, but Telkom jumps

2014-05-29 18:46

South African stocks have closed largely flat although shares of Telkom climbed after it forecast a nine-fold surge in earnings.

Union to fight Telkom job losses

2014-05-22 14:00

The Communication Workers' Union has vowed to resist job losses at Telkom after the company announced plans to retrench workers.

Good move, Telkom

2014-04-22 13:37

Telkom’s cellular play is good news for local industry, says Rob Lith.

Is your ADSL service provider ripping you off?

2014-03-18 14:08

A new trend is emerging in the ADSL arena, every second Internet Service Provider (ISP) is claiming to offer the fastest, most affordable ADSL.

Telkom fights Vodacom, MTN over MTRs

2014-03-03 11:01

Telkom has written an open letter to telecommunications giants MTN and Vodacom about a new pricing regime, the New Age has reported.

R6m loan haunts Telkom boss

2014-02-24 16:09

Suspended Telkom chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte has repaid a controversial loan, but CEO Sipho Maseko must now attend a corporate governance course.

Telkom welcomes Icasa MTR reduction

2014-01-29 13:35

Telkom has welcomed the regulator's announcement on the reduction of Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs).

MTN sets out its SIM deactivation policy

2014-01-23 10:17

In reaction to a Fin24 user's frustration about a deactivated SIM card with another provider, MTN sets out its policy.

Anger at deactivated SIM card

2014-01-18 16:00

A Fin24 user expresses her anger at not having been notified that her SIM card was going to be deactivated.

Suspended Telkom CFO must repay loan

2014-01-15 11:31

Suspended Telkom chief financial officer Jacques Schindehutte must re-pay a R6m loan from the company.

Top jobs on the line at Telkom

2014-01-13 12:14

Telkom says it urgently needs more cost cuts, including cutting back on its managerial payroll under its turnaround plan.

Mandela: Backbone of business

2013-12-08 16:02

Nelson Mandela turned South Africa from a pariah state to the world’s darling, and in doing so, he brought the country into the global economy, according to a report.

Telkom: Our customers hate us

2013-11-19 10:24
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The perception of Telkom's brand and its customer service is bad, admits CEO Sipho Maseko.

JSE ends higher, but valuations weigh

2013-11-18 18:57

South African stocks have edged up as a global equity rally helped lift investor favourites, although nagging concerns about valuations kept gains in check.

R6m Telkom loan to suspended CFO may be illegal

2013-11-18 09:38

Telkom says it has loaned its suspended chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte R6m to buy its shares, which could be illegal.

 

Tech firms still mostly white, male

2014-07-25 12:25

Technology companies are still largely seen as too white and too male, and a new diversity publication from Pinterest seems to confirm this perception.

Police investigating Telkom CEO

2014-07-25 11:30

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko is under investigation after being implicated in an alleged car licence cloning case, the City of Johannesburg has said.

Telkom retrenchment saga takes new twist

2014-07-18 16:59

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko informs staff that the company hasn’t suspended the process to restructure the business through reducing the number of employees.

SA will profit from a leaner, more agile Telkom

2014-07-17 07:17

Trimming Telkom’s bloated staff numbers is a necessary evil for its survival, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom sees no regulatory hurdles for BCX bid

2014-07-11 13:19

The JSE has already granted BCX approvals for the termination of its listing, provided the proposed deal becomes unconditional.

Unions take on Telkom over planned job cuts

2014-07-08 11:23

Two unions representing some of Telkom's workers are taking the landline provider to court over possible retrenchments.

Lack of scales makes Telkom CEO nervous

2014-07-06 11:24

Telkom boss Sipho Maseko says the parastatal will need to work on resolving its scale issue, adding that it needs to win over the South African market.

MTN could fix Telkom

2014-07-01 07:29

Is Telkom all dolled up for a sale, or is it trying to attract a strategic equity partner, asks Gugu Lourie.

Wi-Fi payphones?

2014-06-17 13:17

Telkom’s public payphones could create Africa’s biggest Wi-Fi network, says Gugu Lourie.

Telkom posts rise in full-year earnings

2014-06-13 10:26

Telkom SA has reported an expected 35% jump in full-year headline earnings, but warned revenues from its landline business would be under pressure.

Telkom sees earnings jump nine-fold

2014-05-29 11:45

Telkom says its aggressive turnaround strategy under Chief Executive Sipho Maseko is paying off.

Telkom makes offer to buy Business Connexion

2014-05-22 10:43

Telkom SA has offered to buy Business Connexion for R2.67bn as it seeks to expand its information and communication technology services.

Telkom jumps on CEO's cost-cut plans

2014-04-09 16:25

Shares of Telkom has gained close to 3% after its chief executive told a newspaper he aims to cut R1bn in annual costs as part of a drive to turn around the operator.

Cheaper call rates battle hots up

2014-03-03 12:17

Telkom has entered a fierce commercial battle where everybody is seemingly gunning industry giants MTN and Vodacom over termination fees.

Telkom: Suspended CFO has repaid loan

2014-02-25 08:50

Telkom's suspended chief financial officer Jacques Schindehutte has repaid a R6m loan a government watchdog said violated company law, the company says.

MTN fights back over cheaper call rates

2014-02-11 16:30

MTN has demanded that Icasa do away with the recently published regulations, which include a 50% cut in call termination rates, parliament has heard.

Telkom aims for 90mbps SA broadband

2014-01-24 10:32

Telkom has hinted that urban areas may soon experience a first world high speed internet service as the telco studies the results from a pilot programme.

Telkom split may open SA broadband

2014-01-20 12:10

Telkom has split its retail and wholesale divisions in compliance with a Competition Tribunal ruling, a report says.

Suspended Telkom CFO to take the hot seat

2014-01-15 18:16

Suspended Telkom chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte is set to defend himself in a disciplinary hearing over personal misconduct, says the parastatal.

Telkom cites abuse in R6m loan

2014-01-14 19:00

Telkom is claiming back the R6m loan from suspended chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte because it was not properly processed.

Telkom sells internet business in Mauritius

2013-12-22 16:40

Telkom has sold its Mauritius internet business as part of a turnaround plan that includes talks about the future of the group's mobile unit.

MWEB to increase broadband speed

2013-11-28 13:03

MWEB will be increasing data speeds in response to Telkom upgrading its line speeds, the company has said.

Telkom in talks over future of mobile unit

2013-11-19 08:52

Fixed-line operator Telkom SA Soc is in talks with some parties over the future of its struggling mobile business, according to its CEO.

Challenging times, says Telkom CEO

2013-11-18 16:52

Telkom’s interim results for the year ended September reflect the challenging industry environment that the group is operating in, says CEO Sipho Maseko.

Telkom CFO suspended over misconduct

2013-10-25 13:22

Telkom says the suspension of its chief financial officer was related to allegations of personal misconduct and not insider trading.

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