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Company Overview of MTN South Africa

Company Overview

MTN South Africa is a mobile network operator in South Africa. It provides news, sports, and event-related information to its consumers. The company also offers customer services in the telecommunications industry. In addition, it provides Steppa tablet that offers Internet to students, learners, and entrepreneurs. MTN South Africa sells its services through formal and informal outlets, such as service centers; and Steppa tablet through retail stores. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in South Africa. MTN South Africa operates as a subsidiary of MTN Group Limited.


South Africa

Founded in 1994


27 83 900 1212

Key Executives for MTN South Africa

Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director
Age: 58
Group Chief Strategy Officer
Age: 57
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

MTN South Africa Key Developments

MTN SA to Start a Process of Reorganisation and Transformation of Its Local Enterprise Business Unit

MTN SA has announced that it will start a process of reorganisation and transformation of its local enterprise business unit, as it seeks to "strengthen its competitive advantage in the enterprise business solutions market". While the company did not issue official figures, it is understood all 570 employees in the operator's business unit will be expected to re-apply for their jobs, as MTN seeks to match the best skills with available positions. The company did not immediately say how many positions would be made redundant, or what its timeline is for the completion of this reorganisation.

MTN South Africa Launches MTN Steppa Tablet

MTN South Africa has launched the Steppa tablet. Bundled with 200 MB data for 12 months, the Steppa tablet "brings the internet to students and learners, entrepreneurs on the go and consumers looking for an affordable, high-performance alternative to a PC or laptop". A QualcommR SnapdragonT 200 processor powers the Steppa Tablet, designed to deliver a balance of performance, robust connectivity and better battery life. The 2 megapixel tablet runs Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The Steppa Tablet is available at selected retail stores from end of November, for ZAR 999 on MTN's prepaid price plans.

MTN South Africa to Cut 850 Jobs

MTN South Africa plans to cut 850 managerial staff. The process could be concluded by the end of October 2014.

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