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MTN, one of the companies which sponsored the Springboks, can't wait for the Webb Ellis trophy to land on African soil.
A total of four MTN outlets in Nigeria were last week damaged by retaliatory attacks to ongoing violence against foreign nationals in certain parts of South Africa, the telecom giant's CEO Rob Shuter has said.
Africa's largest telecommunications service provider MTN on Thursday became the first firm in the sector to launch a mobile money operation in Nigeria, a move opening up transfers to millions of people without bank accounts.
MTN started selling its new super-cheap "smeature phone" in April this year.
Vodacom and MTN's long wait for the auction of new spectrum in South Africa is set to continue after the government made clear the priority is to increase opportunities for smaller companies.
South African investors have been caught up in a dramatic contrast in the first half of 2019: a stumbling economy, but a stock market that raced to its best start in 12 years.
MTN Group’s biggest shareholder is pushing for changes at Africa’s largest mobile-phone company to avoid the regulatory, legal and political disputes that have cut its share price by more than half over the past four years.
So far, 2019 has been disastrous for investors in most of South Africa’s largest listed companies.
After a lengthy ceremony of speeches, congratulations and rounds of applause delayed the start of trading for more than half an hour, it looked as though MTN Nigeria Communications may not trade at all with the market due to close for the day at 14:30.
MTN Group's Nigerian unit plans to raise about R8bn this year from a variety of sources including bank loans and bonds to expand operations in its biggest market.
MTN has announced that two of its CEOs - one in Zambia and one in Cote d'Ivoire - will leave the company end of September.
MTN SA's CEO Godfrey Motsa has penned a letter to his employees about the scourge of xenophobic violence and the assault on the country's women.
The public has been asked to continue to blow the whistle on those involved in the theft of cellphone batteries from towers.
MTN's share price tanked on Thursday as the market digested its results.
Investec plans to appoint former MTN executive, Philisiwe Sibiya, and ex-Bank of America investment banker, Henrietta Baldock, to its board, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Vodacom and MTN, the country's two biggest mobile-phone providers, have long been demanding the opportunity to bid for new spectrum to extend high-speed internet to new customers and increase data revenue.
MTN has appointed Kelebogile Modise as its new group chief legal counsel, replacing Michael Fleischer who will retire in July 2019.
MTN’s Nigeria listing is being investigated by local authorities, the latest in a series of disputes in the wireless carrier’s largest market.
MTN Group said its long-awaited Nigerian listing will go ahead on Thursday with the price set at 90 naira, about R3.55 per share.
MTN’s Nigerian unit may list shares in Lagos next week, according to two people familiar with the matter, almost three years after agreeing to the move as part of a deal with local regulators.
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