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Who is Yolanda Cuba, the Newly appointed Vice President for the Southern and East Africa MTN Market?

Who is Yolanda Cuba, the Newly appointed Vice President for the Southern and East Africa MTN Market?

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
At the tail end of last year, MTN group announced changes to the regional structure and the Group Executive Committee in which Ms. Yolanda Cuba was appointed as the MTN Group Vice President for the Southern and East African (SEA) MTN markets effective 1 January, 2020. This announcement coincided with yet another Woman rising to the position of Vice president; H.E Kamala Harris and similarly to her story of firsts, Yolanda Cuba is also the first woman to be confirmed in this position in MTN history! Yolanda Cuba, The new MTN's Vice President for the South and East African Markets Named one of the youngest CEOs of a JSE-listed company at the age of 29, Yolanda Cuba has gone on to become one of the Key business leaders in Africa today. As a young group CEO of the publicly listed Mvelap...
From The Desk of The President – Monday, 22 February 2021

From The Desk of The President – Monday, 22 February 2021

AFRICA, POLITICS, South Africa
Dear Fellow South African,Yesterday, as Commander-In-Chief of our country’s armed forces, I officiated at the annual celebration of Armed Forces Day in the Castle in Cape Town. This important event is held each year on the anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917, in which more than 600 black South African soldiers and 30 crew lost their lives.On Armed Forces Day, we remember the men and women who have lost their lives in the service of our nation. We are also reminded on this day of the responsibility that the defence force has to protect our democracy.The Constitution asserts that the primary object of the defence force is to defend the Republic, its territorial integrity and its people in accordance with the Constitution.While the defence force is the only lawful military for...
MTN Uganda Announces the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program Winners

MTN Uganda Announces the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program Winners

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
MTN Foundation Uganda has selected 100 youths for its Youth Empowerment Program. A call for applications was put up at the end of last year and close to 2000 applicants took a shot at the exciting offer. The full list of winners is available at https://www.mtn.co.ug/impact/youth-program. The Program that will be conducted by Ubunifu systems, a software Development firm, will equip the selected youths with the technical skills to empower them to solve communities’ pressing challenges using technological expertise. The Five MTN #ForGood winners will be the pioneer beneficiaries of this intensive program that is a building block to Uganda’s Fourth Industrial revolution. Monday 19th February 2021- Kampala, Uganda: At the end of last year, the MTN Foundation Uganda launched an exci...
South African Police management announces delay in processes of firearm licence applications

South African Police management announces delay in processes of firearm licence applications

AFRICA, South Africa
Media StatementSouth African Police Service  Pretoria: The South African Police Service Central Firearm Registry confirms that firearm license applications have been delayed due to various reasons, with the Covid-19 pandemic being the leading one. The South African Police Service (SAPS) like any other Government Department is equally affected by the surging Covid-19 pandemic. This situation has resulted in unexpected consequences on the service delivery front.  It is common knowledge this virus has been the cause for employees to frequently self- isolate after having tested positive or came in contact with persons who tested positive for the virus and the SAPS had not been immune to this. In compliance with the National Disaster Management Regulations as well as othe...