Vodacom did not put R2 billion back into our pockets, as its CEO claimed this week

2019-05-17 08:32

You've got to hand it to the Vodacom spin machine: they really outdid themselves this week, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Vodacom, MTN shares fall after Competition Commission finds data too expensive

2019-04-24 16:13

Vodacom and MTN shares fell after one of the competition regulators ruled that the mobile-phone companies overcharge customers for data – particularly those with lower incomes.

Vodacom Tanzania pays $2.3m settlement to free employees

2019-04-12 07:19

Vodacom's Tanzanian unit said it paid a settlement of 5.3 billion shillings ($2.3 million) for the release of five employees charged with depriving the government of revenue.

Tanzania charges Vodacom of depriving state of $4.8 million

2019-04-04 11:25

Tanzania charged five employees of the Vodacom Group’s local unit, including Managing Director Hisham Hendi, with allegedly depriving the government of more than $4.8 million in revenue.

From cellphone signals to ATMs, this is how load shedding affects you

2019-02-14 09:40

Mobile phone operators have not ruled out unexpected signal loss as a result of current power outages

This is what will happen to your cellphone signal if load shedding drags on

2019-02-13 09:43

Eskom implemented load shedding stage 3 between 08:00 and 23:00, leaving up to 20% of South Africa without electricity at a time.

Safaricom to be rivalled by new telecoms merger in Kenya

2019-02-08 21:30

Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan unit agreed to combine operations with Telkom Kenya, creating the second-largest telecommunications operator in the East African nation after Safaricom.

Please Call Me: Vodacom CEO was 'exceedingly generous' in his offer to Makate

2019-02-01 19:56

Vodacom has asserted that its group CEO Shameel Joosub was not conflicted when he made a final offer of compensation to a former employee who proposed the Please Call Me service.

Please Call Me not the 'money spinner' everyone thinks - Vodacom

2019-02-01 12:30

Vodacom said it is committed to paying reasonable compensation to the Please Call me inventor Nkosane Makate and the possibility of amending its offer "does not exist".

Protesters start to disperse at Vodacom HQ in Midrand

2019-01-31 09:51

The roughly 200 protesters who congregated outside Vodacom’s closed head offices in Midrand to show their support for Please Call Me Inventor Nkosana Makate have started to disperse.


Fall in data prices, BEE deal cut into Vodacom's net profit

2019-05-13 10:38

Vodacom has announced that its revenue and operating costs have increased but net profit fell marginally in the year ended March 31, 2019.

Here is what you are paying for cellphone calls and data

2019-04-22 20:45

According to a new report by ICASA, start-up Rain offers the most competitive mobile data rates, while Cell C offers the most affordable pay-per-second voice calls.

Redelinghuys church blaze: Cell companies restoring town's connectivity

2019-04-10 16:00

Cell companies are trying to get Redelinghuys reconnected after a church fire cut connectivity to the Western Cape Town.

How to get 15GB of Showmax data from Vodacom free

2019-02-18 10:41

You’ve got less than two weeks to sign up for Vodacom’s popular Showmax deal and get free data, three months free Showmax and a reduced price when you stayed subscribed.

Vodacom hails withdrawal of contested Electronic Communications Bill

2019-02-13 19:44

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams cited a need for more consultation with society and the communications sector as a reason for her decision to withdraw the bill.

Vodacom's Nyimpini Mabunda joins Octodec's board of directors

2019-02-12 19:36

Nyimpini Mabunda has been appointed as an independent non-executive director at Octodec Investments, the real estate investment trust company announced on Tuesday.

#PleaseCallMe: Makate says Vodacom has portrayed him as greedy

2019-02-04 08:27

Nkosana Makate has hit out at Vodacom for portraying him as “greedy and unreasonable” after the company said it had been generous in its compensation offer to him.

Please Call Me: Vodacom prepared to assert its rights in the courts

2019-02-01 16:05

Vodacom's head of legal and regulatory Nkateko Nyoka said that the mobile operator is keeping its options open when it comes to pursuing legal measures against the Please Call Me movement and others.

Factsheet: Everything you need to know about the Vodacom #PleaseCallMe saga

2019-01-31 14:08

The protests outside Vodacom’s head office are the latest twist in a story that spans 19 years, involving multiple court challenges, millions of rands in claims and high profile politicians coming out to bat for Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate.

#PleaseCallMe saga: Lesufi ignores threats, turns up heat on Vodacom

2019-01-30 18:37

ANC Gauteng deputy chairperson Panyaza Lesufi is talking to the minister of finance about government's transversal contracts with Vodacom.

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