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.

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".

Vodacom: 55 million customers and zero cojones

2018-12-09 06:00

Vodacom: 55 million customers in 32 African companies, total assets of R96.5 billion – and zero cojones, writes Sara Gon.

Vodacom's milestone BEE transaction knocks shareholder earnings slightly

2018-11-12 09:55

Vodacom's half-year results reflect a slight dip in headline earnings per share, on the back of a BEE transaction which was concluded during the period.

Vodacom plans R17.5bn stake sale to raise black ownership

2018-06-11 12:53

The deal will help Vodacom comply with a government initiative to ensure that at least 20% of the company is owned by blacks.

Vodacom CEO promises free 500MB to all hit by data glitch

2017-08-23 14:16

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub says the network will give all customers affected by its recent network glitch, 500MB over and above reimbursement of lost data.

Vodacom CEO awarded R18m in shares

2016-06-23 14:39

Mobile network Vodacom has dished out R18m worth of shares to its chief executive officer as part of its forfeitable share plan.

MTN CEO exit a loss, says Vodacom boss

2015-11-09 14:38

The resignation of MTN group chief executive officer Sifiso Dabengwa is a loss to the industry, says Vodacom boss Shameel Joosub.

How much Vodacom bosses get paid

2015-06-15 15:29

Top executive directors at South Africa’s biggest telecommunications company Vodacom have received lower bonus pay than in previous years.

Vodacom ready for festive rush

2014-11-23 14:36

Vodacom is set for the festive rush, having invested R200m in Mpumalanga to ensure customers can stay in touch with friends and colleagues during the holiday season.


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.

Vodacom pays ex-worker for 'Please Call Me' idea after pact

2019-01-11 19:00

Vodacom is paying out 'reasonable compensation' to a former employee of the South African mobile-network operator for his idea to develop a popular call-back service.

Ferial Haffajee: Has Vodacom lost its marbles?

2018-12-06 12:51

Vodacom may have lost its marbles - and she may have too, says Ferial Haffajee.

South Africa to start 4G spectrum auction by April 2019, says Cwele

2018-10-11 19:48

The sale is likely to attract interest from wireless carriers including Vodacom Group and MTN Group, which have long bemoaned a lack of opportunities to expand services.

Safaricom acquisition helps Vodacom buck low growth trend

2017-11-13 11:47

Mobile communications company Vodacom has managed to overcome tough economic conditions reporting growth in its profits, helped by the acquisition of a 34.94% stake in Safaricom.

Vodacom CEO says data prices could fall even further

2017-05-16 16:13

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has told Fin24 that data prices could fall even further for customers, after recent results showed revenue growth spurred by data consumption.

Vodacom doubles its CEO's pay to R22m

2016-06-17 10:57

Mobile network Vodacom has hiked the pay of its chief executive officer Shameel Joosub by almost double for the financial year ended March 2016.

Vodacom CEO buys R3.9m worth of shares

2015-08-21 11:33

Shameel Joosub, the chief executive officer of South Africa’s biggest mobile network, has bought R3.9m worth of shares in the company.

Vodacom CEO expresses frustration over regulation

2015-03-26 11:40

Regulatory approval of Vodacom's acquisition bid for Neotel is taking too long, say telecom executives.

Vodacom takes R1bn hit on termination rates

2014-11-11 14:31

South Africa's Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) policy is hurting the operator, as Icasa pushes ahead with asymmetric reductions.

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