#RIPFreeTwitter trends as MTN pulls plug on free service

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A furore erupted on Twitter on Saturday after MTN announced that its free Twitter service will come to an end.

MTN considering Jonas to replace Nhleko as Chair, say insiders

2018-09-14 16:48

MTN is allegedly considering a replacement for long-time Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko, with South Africa’s former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas lined up as his possible successor.

Too many games hosted at Moses Mabhida?

2018-09-11 09:24

With the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban set to host back-to-back MTN8 finals fans have raised questions over the awarding of tournament final venues.

Moody's places MTN on review for downgrade

2018-09-06 16:59

Moody’s has placed MTN on review for downgrade due to the uncertainty of the mobile telecommunications company’s credit profile following developments in its Nigerian business.

MTN says Nigeria is seeking to recover $2bn in back taxes

2018-09-04 14:26

MTN says Nigeria is seeking about $2bn in back taxes from the embattled wireless carrier after refusing to accept the results of a self-assessment by the company.

MTN investors lost billions in less than an hour – and this may be the final straw

2018-08-30 15:23

The latest censure may convince MTN to exit Nigeria, one analyst says.

Sapo, MTN to fight over R900m tender

2018-08-26 07:42

Telecommunications giant MTN and state-owned SA Post Office (Sapo) might be headed for a collision course over a R900 million tender that was allegedly supposed to be awarded to MTN but ended up in Telkom’s lap.

Cell C tops 16m subscribers, turnaround on track

2018-08-21 12:02

Cell C has increased its subscriber base by 600 000, driven up data revenue and made a large dent in its debts despite a challenging environment, it says.

MTN shares slide 6% on lower earnings, Iran sanctions

2018-08-08 12:21

MTN's shareholder earnings are down 7%, and the group has warned it may struggle to repatriate funds from its Iran company.

MTN's Iranian plans said to hit wall of new US sanctions

2018-07-31 21:45

MTN’s $750m plan to extend fibre home broadband connections to Iranian cities has been put on hold because of looming sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.


MTN surges as Nigeria softens tone on $8.1bn claim

2018-09-20 10:49

MTN shares rose the most in more than six months after the Nigerian central bank softened its stance over claims that Africa’s biggest wireless carrier illegally transferred $8.1bn out of the country.

MTN says Nigeria attorney general overreached in R30bn back tax case

2018-09-12 08:43

The Nigerian Attorney General’s office exceeded its powers when it demanded the MTN Group pay about $2bn (about R30.2bn) in back taxes, Africa’s largest wireless operator said.

Why MTN, again?

2018-09-09 06:21

Nigeria’s demand that the telecoms giant refund billions highlights a history of regulatory non-enforcement and abuse by corporates and banks, writes Azu Ishiekwene.

Nigeria hits MTN with new, $2bn tax bill

2018-09-04 16:07

Nigeria has ordered Africa's leading mobile operator MTN to pay back taxes of $2 billion just days after the government ordered it to repatriate $8.13billion, the company has said.

MTN may get naira refund by paying the $8.1bn Nigeria demands

2018-09-03 06:15

The SA telecoms group may receive a naira-denominated refund if it returns the $8.1bn that the Nigeria Central Bank says was illegally taken out of the country.

Nigeria orders MTN, banks to refund $8bn in exported funds

2018-08-29 21:46

Nigeria says the money was illegally expatriated by the mobile-phone company over eight years through 2015.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now available in SA – here's how you can get yours first

2018-08-23 16:56

South Africans can get their new Note 9 for R18,999 in cash, or on contract from cellular providers. Here are all the deals.

MTN said to mull sale of shares in $1bn-rated Jumia

2018-08-16 20:47

MTN Group is exploring a sale of shares in African online retailer Jumia and values the company at as much as $1 billion, say people familiar with the matter.

MTN is giving away 1GB of free data from next week – but there is a big catch

2018-08-02 17:29

Starting from 8 August MTN is giving away 1GB of data to customers who download its app, but the deal isn't as good as it sounds.

These are some of SA's biggest mass-participation events

2018-07-20 18:10

These type of events show that South Africans can rally around a common ground, says an academic.

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