About MTN


The dawn of South Africa’s democracy heralded a new era for telecommunications in the country and on the continent. This was the founding base for MTN, when the company entered the telecommunications scene as South Africa’s second cellular network operator in 1994.

With a view to bringing world-class telecommunications to the developing world, MTN began its expansion in 1998 with the acquisition of licences in Rwanda, Uganda and Swaziland.

Through extensive investment in advanced communication infrastructure in the past two decades, the talent and experience of its more than 22 000 people, as well as the strength of its brand, MTN has grown rapidly to now have operations in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

Today, MTN is a JSE-listed multinational company. It offers an integrated suite of communications products and services to customers, including traditional and mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services to SME, public sector and corporate clients.

MTN’s vision is to “lead the delivery of a bold new Digital World” and its mission is to make customers’ lives a whole lot brighter.

The heart of MTN is its diverse workforce, made up of 55 nationalities and speaking at least five official business languages. They are skilled, passionate, bold and innovative individuals, striving to excel in all they do, and living the values of:

  • Providing Leadership
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Cultivating Relationships
  • Inspiring Innovation
  • Having a Can-Do Attitude

MTN staff express these values through our Vital Behaviours of Complete Accountability, Get it Done, Active Collaboration and Complete Candour.

MTN’s Employee Value Proposition is called “The MTN Deal” and comprises of the following five pillars, which aim to inspire the MTN story and experience…

  • Brand Strength
  • Leadership Brand
  • Investing in our Talent to unlock potential
  • Globally Diverse Culture
  • Total Reward and recognition

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Additional Information

MTN has telecommunications licences in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East, and additional two countries with ISP licences in Africa. The countries which MTN has a presence are as follows:

Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Kenya and Namibia.

MTN is currently searching for a new Group CEO. In the meantime, Mr Phuthuma Nhleko has taken on the role of Executive Chairman.

MTN has 22 204 employees across its operations.

MTN’s vision is to “lead the delivery of a bold new Digital World” and its mission is to make customers’ lives a whole lot brighter.

Some of the awards received by MTN in the past year across Operations:

  • Named the Most Admired and the Most Valuable African brand by Brand Africa
  • MTN Uganda recognised as a Super Brand in Uganda by Super Brands East Africa
  • Winner of the Total Telecom Best Brand Award in South Africa
  • Awarded Best PR Organisation by the Institute of Public Relations in Ghana
  • MTN Ghana recognised as Africa’s Best Employer Brand by the Employer Branding Institute
  • MTN Uganda named Digital Brand of the Year and Best Corporate Brand on Social Media at the Digital Impact Awards Africa
  • Recognised as the Best Social Communication Company in 2014 by the Cameroon Association of Communication Professionals (ASCOM)
  • Voted as Best Telecommunications Company and Best Mobile Internet Provider in South Sudan by the local Chamber of Commerce
  • MTN SA named the Telecommunications Brand of the Year at the World Branding Awards
  • MTN Ghana named Overall CSR Company of the Year at the Ghana CSR Excellence Awards
  • MTN Cyprus listed as the company with the Best Services at the InBusiness Awards
  • MTN Ghana recognised as Mobile Operator of the Year, Mobile Money Service of the Year, Customer Service Company of the Year and Cloud Company of the Year, at the Ghana Telecom Awards



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