Vodacom Group appoints Sitho Mdlalose as Managing Director for its South African business

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom Group, a mobile communications company, has announced the appointment of Sitho Mdlalose as Managing Director (MD) of Vodacom South Africa, effective 01 July 2022. Sitho is currently the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, a position he has held since August 2021. He returns to Vodacom South Africa to assume the role held by Balesh Sharma, who…

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Vodacom taps Safaricom’s Stephen Chege for Chief External Affairs Officer role

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom Group has tapped Safaricom’s chief corporate affairs officer Stephen Chege as its group chief external affairs officer. The announcement was made by Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa in a memo to Safaricom staff. “Steve will take up the role at Vodacom headquarters in Johannesburg and will be responsible for group regulatory, external and corporate affairs,…

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Vodacom Tanzania appoints Sitholizwe Mdlalose as managing director

TANZANIA- Vodacom Tanzania Plc has announced the appointment of Sitholizwe Mdlalose as the new Managing Director replacing Hisham Hendi who is stepping down after three years at the helm. Sitholizwe joins the company from Vodacom South Africa (VSA) where he was the Finance Director since 2017. Sitholizwe has previously held various roles in the Vodacom Group including that of Interim…

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Vodacom, AUDA-NEPAD to roll out digital tech for Covid-19 vaccinations in Africa

AFRICA – South African mobile telecommunication company Vodacom Group, part of Vodafone Group, will work with AUDA-NEPAD to build digital infrastructure to manage vaccinations across up to 55 countries, following successful deployments in South Africa – to manage Covid-19 vaccinations – and in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nigeria – to manage infant inoculations. According to a statement released to the media,…

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Vodacom boosts capital expenditure by 12% as spectrum auction nears

SOUTH AFRICA – Mobile communications company Vodacom has boosted investment in its network by 12.3% year on year in the quarter ended 31 December 2020, bringing capital expenditure to US$180.4 million from US$160.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. The network investment came on the back of an 8.5% uplift in revenue to US$1.3 billion, with service revenue…

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Vodafone Group set to sell its Ghanaian business as it plans to pay down debt

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GHANA – Vodafone Group, multinational telecommunications company, is considering options to sell its majority stake in its Ghana business to Johannesburg-listed Vodacom Group, in which Vodafone is the biggest shareholder, as it focuses on reorganising the group and paying down debt, reports Bloomberg. According to people familiar with the matter, the West African country’s government will have to approve of…

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