More opposition to Telkom restructuring


reuben_septemberUSE.jpgSouth African civic society organisations, unhappy with Telkom’s recent corporate restructuring, have made fresh calls for the reversal of the sale of Telkom shares in Vodacom.

The South African Communist Party said it was in full support of workers in the communication sector who have called for a reversal of the Telkom restructuring.

Says SACP spokesperson Malesela Maseka: “The SACP reiterate its call for the reversal of the sale of Telkom shares in Vodacom to Vodafone and supports the call made by Communications Workers Union (CWU) that the implementation of the ‘New Telkom SA Structure’ must be brought to a halt.”

Telkom Group’s new organisational structure became operational yesterday, with the three major business units – Telkom SA, Telkom International and Telkom Data Centre Operations – coming into being.

Maseka continued: “The SACP supports the call made by the Communication Workers Union for a halt on the ongoing restructuring at Telkom. We are worried as the SACP that there seem to be increased appetite for those deployed in strategic areas in both government and state owned entities to drive processes to enrich themselves. The sweet nectar of power seems highly irresistible for those entrusted with the running of our public entities. The values of self interest and self enrichment are foreign to our movement and must be fought at all costs.”