Best Employers: MTN

MTN's Themba Nyathi.

MTN's Themba Nyathi.

Number of employees
4 800.

Last financial year’s turnover

Name of chief HR officer
Themba Nyathi, chief HR officer.

Split of staff
Management: 10%

Technology: 53%

Contract: 3%

Permanent: 93%

Administration: 5%

Main line of business
MTN South Africa is part of the MTN Group, a multinational telecommunications group that has more than 152-million subscribers.

What is your HR strategy?
The HR strategy is to ensure that all people processes are aligned with ensuring that MTN becomes a leader in converged ICT offerings. The following people strategies are utilised to realise the main organisational goal:

Culture: the beliefs, values, norms, and management style of the organisation;

Organisation: the structure, job roles and reporting lines of the organisation;

People: the skill levels, staff potential and management capability;

Human resources systems: the people-focused mechanisms that deliver the strategy – employee selection, communications, training, rewards, career development, and so on.

What is your BEE strategy?
The MTN BEE strategy is to sustain increased black ownership for the next three years in the following


  • Ownership
  • Management
  • Employment equity
  • Skills development
  • Preferential procurement
  • Enterprise development
  • Social economic development

What is the secret of your company’s success as an employer?

MTN offers unequalled local and international opportunities for growth. New and innovative ideas are cherished and encouraged.
The MTN employer brand is very strong.

Future plans around HR/Employment strategy/BEE strategy?

MTN would like to sustain and increase the leadership position on employment equity and BEE. It would also like to upskill its people to be highly competent in the latest cutting-edge ICT skills.

Anything else you’d like to highlight?

Nothing else highlighted.

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