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Less than a year after joining Telkom’s board, former Openserve CEO Alphonzo Samuels has resigned as a non-executive director. Telkom disclosed in a statement to shareholders that the Telkom veteran, who retired from the group in 2019, has given up his directorship “for personal reasons”. At the same time, the company has appointed Olufunke Ighodaro and...

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Telecoms regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has welcomed yesterday’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) against Telkom on a matter relating to the leasing of facilities between licensed operators. In a statement this afternoon, the regulator says in this matter, Telkom sought to review ICASA’s decision that directed Telkom...

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Digital Fintech enablement provider Ukheshe Technologies, together with Infobip, a global cloud communications platform, have developed South Africa’s first WhatsApp payment gateway for use by mobile operator Telkom. The partners claim that in addition to being South Africa’s first digital wallet platform, the solution is also the first WhatsApp channel to enable payments using QR....

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JSE-listed telecommunications company Telkom has appointed Dirk Reyneke as the group chief financial officer (CFO) effect from 05 February 2021. In a statement to shareholders, the company says the appointment has been made pursuant to Telkom’s policy dealing with the nomination of directors. Reyneke replaces Tsholofelo Molefe who left Telkom in December last year to join Pan-African...

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced that Telkom has withdrawn part of its court application against it. “Following the recent media reports about Telkom launching a court application in respect of the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for high demand spectrum or International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum as well as the ITA...

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Last month, Telkom launched a legal challenge against ICASA’s planned spectrum auction, which will give operators valuable radio frequency spectrum for their 4G and 5G networks. Telkom argued that digital dividend spectrum is not currently commercially viable and that ICASA’s plans have not taken the lack of competition in South Africa’s cellular market into account. Telkom executive...