Read time: 3 minutes

MTN streamlines its warehouse operations

MTN SA is streamlining and modernising its Midrand warehouse operations to improve efficiencies and customer service. This is part of a drive to focus on the core business while exploring adjacent growth opportunities.

This business model change has resulted in discontinuation of some operational processes. As such, MTN SA has decided not to renew labour broker contracts when they expire on 31 July 2016.

MTN SA has informed relevant labour brokers providing temporary resources. The number of affected temporary staff is 63.

MTN SA CEO Mteto Nyati said this was not an easy decision to take. "The decision was taken in the best interest of MTN SA's business, whose long-term viability is key to us delivering sustainable value. It is becoming pivotal that we streamline our operations so as to operational efficiencies and customer service.

"We thank our partners and their staff for contributing towards MTN SA's success over the years," said Nyati.

MTN SA has fulfilled all its contractual obligations in this regard and has also directly engaged with the labour brokers to communicate its business strategy. MTN SA has provided the labour brokers notice of its decision not to renew the contracts, and has also provided an undertaking for payment to the labour brokers and their staff for the notice period.


MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN".

As at the end of 30 June 2010, MTN recorded 129.2 million subscribers across its operations in 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, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit and