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MTN rolls-out scheme to increase black ownership

MTN officially launched its new black empowerment share scheme in South Africa, with the offer period …

SA minister wants spectrum to shake-up status quo

South Africa’s telecoms minister, Siyabonga Cwele, defended the government’s tough stance with regulator ICASA over …

Telkom SA chief attacks “random and erratic” regulator

Telkom South Africa CEO Sipho Maseko slammed the country’s industry regulator for tending “to make …

SA ministry starts legal fight over spectrum sale

South Africa’s telecoms ministry filed a legal suit against the country’s industry regulator in an …

SA government fights regulator over spectrum plan

South Africa’s telecoms ministry intends to launch legal action against the country’s industry regulator for …

South Africa’s Neotel acquired by Liquid Telecom

South Africa’s fixed-line provider Neotel, which was nearly acquired by Vodacom earlier this year, has been sold for ZAR 6.6 billion ($435 million) to Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group.

South Africa’s Cell C warns against OTT regulation – report

South Africa’s Cell C reportedly warned against regulation of over the top (OTT) players in the …

Cell C mulls IPO in coming years

South Africa’s third largest operator Cell C wants to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in the next three to four years after it strengthens itself for a favourable listing, its CEO, Jose dos Santos, told the country’s Sunday Times.

Cell C picks up new backer

South African distributor Blue Label Telecoms is set to take a 35 per cent stake …

Vodacom looks to put $500M Neotel deal on ice

South Africa’s largest mobile operator Vodacom wants the country’s competition tribunal to postpone a hearing …