Industry regulators have approved Vodacom's bid to buy Neotel, along with its fixed-line network, making it a formidable competitor to Telkom.
The telecoms firm has confirmed that it plans to reduce staff numbers as part of a restructure, within two months according to trade union Solidarity.
The CWU has expressed shock over the 105 retrenchment letters given to staff members and has called for the resignation of Telkom's CEO.
Threats by telecomms giants to start charging for services like WhatsApp and Skype are the behaviour of schoolyard bullies, says Alistair Fairweather.
The union plans to take Telkom to court to prevent the firing of 9 500 of it's workers but the company says no such number has been specified as yet.
Jacques Schindehutte, Telkom's suspended chief financial officer, expects a disciplinary process into his alleged misconduct to wrap up before 2015.
Vodacom concluded a deal to buy Neotel for R7-billion. Arthur Goldstuck looks at the meaning of the deal for South Africa telecoms.
Telkom chief executive Sipho Maseko has been ordered to attend a corporate governance course or face a R1-million fine or criminal prosecution.
Telkom has announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with MTN South Africa for the two providers to share each other's networks.
A deal between the telecommunications giants could help reduce the cost of wireless business.
The granting of a R6-million loan to the now suspended Telkom executive was supported by both the chairperson and head of its remuneration committee.
A letter to the company secretary from a group of anonymous people claiming to be employees has urged Telkom to act on a series of allegations.
A loan extended to the suspended Telkom executive may have been in breach of the Companies Act, but the CFO says he followed the correct procedure.
A R6-million interest-free loan was given to suspended CFO Jacques Schindehutte while he was being probed for misconduct, confirms Telkom.
A weak rand and lower payments to operators, as a result of lower termination rates, has seen the fixed-line operator gain.
Before being suspended, Telkom chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte says he refused an offer that would have allowed him to resign.
Telkom's share prices have plunged after its CFO, Jacques Schindehutte, was suspended after a probe into undisclosed allegations against him.
Internet penetration in South Africa remains sluggish due to the high cost of connectivity.
The winds of change are sweeping through Telkom, or at least that's what its leadership would like us to believe. But it might already be too late.