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Samuel Mungadze

Africa editor

Samuel Mungadze is ITWeb Africa's editor



Court reinstates sacked SITA board

The Pretoria High Court reinstates sacked directors while suspending the interim board of directors appointed on 21 July.

TelecomsDec 29, 2023

Share windfall for MTN’s top brass

A group of senior employees accept the shares, which have a three-year vesting period and are subject to performance conditions.


Why Bongani Mabaso quit as SITA boss

Squabbles with the State IT Agency’s board led to Dr Bongani Mabaso’s resignation as CEO, say insiders.

TelecomsNov 28, 2023

MTN SA initiates early, voluntary retirement packages

The offer is extended to all departments and business units, and MTN SA is not pursuing a specific number, it says.

BroadbandNov 7, 2023

VIDEO: Satellite is key to Africa’s digital future

Satellite prices are down and speeds are up, making it a real contender, says Digital Council Africa’s Juanita Clark.


MTN braces for fresh tax fight in Nigeria

MTN Group is considering its legal options after being ordered to pay $72.6 million in back taxes.

StorageAug 31, 2023

BCX readies Alibaba African cloud data centre

The company will launch Alibaba’s first local public cloud data centre in October, with plans to expand across the continent.

TelecomsAug 15, 2023

Exclusive: Cell C CFO Lerato Pule resigns

The debt-laden mobile operator’s chief financial officer tenders her resignation at a critical time, as the telco battles to become profitable.

TelecomsAug 14, 2023

Mastercard to acquire minority stake in MTN’s fintech business

Africa’s largest provider of telecoms services reaches an agreement with Mastercard for a minority investment to support the acceleration of its payments and remittances verticals.

TelecomsAug 4, 2023

Randall Abrahams joins Telkom as exec for digital solutions

The company says Abrahams will handle Telkom's digital platform business under its technology function.


EXCLUSIVE: Minister fires SITA directors over CEO salary hostilities

The friction between communications minister Mondli Gungubele and the SITA board was triggered by the salary increase of new CEO Dr Bongani Mabaso.

TelecomsJul 10, 2023

MTN commits R65bn investment in Nigeria

The telco reveals plans for its most lucrative market after its executives and directors met Nigeria’s new president Bola Tinubu.