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Strategy & Change

Vodacom to unify network and IT functions

Push for efficiencies encompassing rework of network and IT platforms, alongside major skills and capability upgrade. Following 2020 reorg, CEO Joosub concentrating heavily on extracting value and savings out of Group assets and operations. Programme likely to see cloud-based overhaul of Vodacom IT stacks and network functions.

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People

Fresh faces bedded in at Joosub’s Vodacom ExecCo

Vodacom Executive Committee confirmed with five newcomers. Vodacom South Africa joins Safaricom with a seat at the table, while other African OpCos grouped under International Business.

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Strategy & Change

Ethiopia: Kenyan president gets behind Safaricom entry

President Kenyatta urges Ethiopia to open up m‑money market. Safaricom reveals planned ownership structure of future Opco, with Vodafone set to play a very limited role.

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Strategy & Change

Van Boxmeer gifted remit to disrupt Vodafone Board

Latest Board Evaluation calls for increased “liveliness” of conversations across the Group’s top table. Composition changes mooted for dozen-strong grouping brought together by former Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee. Start of TechCo strategy seen as moment to strengthen accountability of top duo Read and Della Valle.

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People

Ralebitso fills Vodacom Lesotho’s MD vacancy

OpCo appoints “transformational leader” as it pushes into the realm of becoming digital services specialist.