VO­DA­COM SOUTH AFRICA

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head Shameel Joosub has been pro­moted within the Voda­fone group, which owns Vo­da­com. Joosub will head Voda­fone Spain. The Vo­da­com Group is seek­ing his re­place­ment as coun­try man­ager for SA. The move has sparked fresh ru­mours that Voda­fone will soon re­brand Vo­da­com.

The Mail & Guardian news­pa­per re­ported last week that thieves have been steal­ing cel­lu­lar SIM cards from Jo­han­nes­burg’s new “in­tel­li­gent” traf­fic lights and us­ing them to make calls. Ac­cord­ing to the paper, more than 400 of the city’s 600 traf­fic lights have been dam­aged. The traf­fic lights use a cel­lu­lar mo­dem and sys­tem to send and re­ceive in­for­ma­tion from the Jo­han­nes­burg Roads Agen­cies head of­fice.

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