Biggest salaries in South African telecoms

Telkom, Vodacom, and MTN’s recent annual reports reveal how much their executive directors earn – with MTN executives once again taking home the most money.

MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa received a total pay package of R28.1 million in 2014, much higher than his counterparts at Telkom and Vodacom.

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub earned R10.9 million last year, while Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko received a package of R12.3 million.

Robert and Craig Venter of Altron earned R11.9 million and R9.7 million respectively, while Bytes CEO Robert Abraham received a package of R11 million.

The table below provides an overview of telecoms executive salaries in South Africa, ordered by company.

South African telecoms CEO salary packages – Past financial year
Name Company Position Basic salary Total package
Sifiso Dabengwa MTN CEO R9,334,000 R28,128,000
Jyoti Desai MTN CTO R7,865,000 R21,558,000
Ahmad Farroukh MTN CEO South Africa R7,747,000 R17,477,000
Brett Goschen MTN CFO R5,567,000 R13,344,000
Jacques Schindehutte Telkom Former CFO R6,546,682 R18,770,530
Sipho Maseko Telkom CEO R7,020,000 R12,305,207
Deon Fredericks Telkom CFO R4,286,048 R8,674,269
Shameel Joosub Vodacom CEO R7,300,000 R10,933,000
Yolanda Cuba Vodacom CO: Strategy and New Business R4,450,000 R6,992,990
Ivan Dittrich Vodacom CFO R4,750,000 R6,247,116
Robert Venter Altron CEO R6,956,000 R11,992,000
Robert Abraham Altron CEO of Bytes R3,674,000 R11,035,000
Craig Venter Altron CEO of Altron TMT R6,223,000 R9,715,000

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