Thabo Mbeki
Jun 6, 2019

MTN says it was not forced to make board changes

The operator refutes reports that insinuated it was arm-twisted into making board changes by the Public Investment Corporation.

May 3, 2019

MTN reshuffles board, Mbeki to lead international advisory board

The operator announces significant changes to the group board and the establishment of an international advisory board.

Aug 4, 2008

The perfect storm rages on

Allegations by the Sunday Times that President Thabo Mbeki had taken a bribe related to the stupid arms deal only served to fluff up the gloomy clouds hanging over the country.

Feb 8, 2008

Mbeki fuzzy on IT detail

The president stresses the importance of ICT, but backs this with little insight.


Talking in riddles

The next president of the country is hard to pin down on any policy, much less those related to ICT.

Feb 16, 2007

Infraco plans fail to impress

The 3GSM congress in Spain dominated technology news this week, while locally government's Infraco plans left industry watchers cold.

Feb 16, 2007

Tension over govt's 'special 10' plan

It's too little, too late, say industry players of government's planned cut-rate bandwidth for 10 call centres.

Oct 13, 2006

Media-muzzling law postponed

The electronic media has a breather as government postpones tabling a law that could impose pre-publication censorship.

Jun 29, 2006

Cell user registration date withdrawn

President Thabo Mbeki has withdrawn the implementation dates for the registration of cellphone users by network operators.

Feb 6, 2006

Oracle on 'build and buy` binge

Oracle has acquired a dozen companies in the past year, but company president Charles Phillips says still more are likely to come.

Feb 3, 2006

Mbeki barely mentions ICT today

ICT issues took a back seat as the president focused on crime and human rights issues in his state of the nation address in Parliament today.

Nov 18, 2005

Mbeki commits to ICT

President Thabo Mbeki has stressed the importance of ICT development and called for multi-stakeholder control of the Internet.

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