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About MTN



We believe that communication and connectivity are key to socioeconomic empowerment. Building our own cellular network in 1994 has led to our developing a world-class ICT infrastructure – enabling us to bring voice and data solutions to over 30 million South Africans.

In 2011, we embarked on our largest-ever network rollout, increasing 2G coverage to 98% and 3G coverage to 65% of the population. In 2012, we began the biggest Long Term Evolution (LTE) network rollout in Africa. We have also made considerable investments in undersea cables to provide capacity to our network. These investments were made in the West Africa Cable System (WACS) that connects southern, western Africa and the Europe, the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy), which links the east coast of Africa, including South Africa with Europe, and the Africa Cable Europe (ACE) linking South Africa with the United Kingdom along the west coast of Africa.

MTN is now a global player that operates in 22 markets in Africa and the Middle East. The company now offers e-commerce and digital services in music, financial services and entertainment. As a socially responsible company, MTN, through its philanthropic arm the MTN SA Foundation, MTN leverages the power of connectivity to facilitate access to education and healthcare, and fosters the development of entrepreneurship and the arts.

Through its sponsorship portfolio, MTN sponsors a variety of properties in football, rugby, music and lifestyle. MTN sponsors the Premiership knockout competition known as MTN8, the Springboks, the national rugby team, Joyous Celebration, a popular gospel ensemble.

  • Sustainability


MTN Group

We're committed to inspiring and enabling growth by leading the charge towards a bold, new digital world. Spearheading MTN South Africa, MTN International and Strategic Investments, the MTN Group has grown extensively since launching in 1994. We now operate in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. Read more

  • Investors


We partner with independent developers and vendors to create relevant solutions. These strategic partnerships enable us to bring you the latest apps, platforms and services in mobile communications and connectivity.

  • Showmax

  • D6 School Communicator

  • Hello Doctor

  • MTN Service Providers

  • PriceCheck

  • Regenesys Business School

  • Telemetry partners

  • WASPs

  • Wireless data providers

  • Zando

Sponsorships & Events

We're proud to be intimately involved in the music, and sporting culture of South Africa. We continue to support the following initiatives, clubs, performers and entertainers…

  • MTN Joyous Celebration
  • MTN8
  • Springboks
  • MTN Walk the Talk with 702

Apply for sponsorship

We have opportunities available to invest in the development and sustainability of talent in this country. Please consider the following sponsorship criteria before applying:

  • Does the sponsorship offer a strategic fit with our brand?
  • Will it deliver the return on investment required?
  • Would our target market have an appetite for it?
  • Can it generate media interest to reach a wide audience?

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Please note that we don’t sponsor individuals, bloodsports or seeding capital.

MTN SA Foundation

The MTN SA Foundation is the corporate social investment (CSI) wing of MTN SA. Formalised as a non-profit entity in 2001, the Foundation is integral to MTN SA’s sustainability strategy, upholding the Group’s CSI policy of bringing about meaningful, measurable and sustainable change that will help disadvantaged and rural communities to become self-reliant. The Foundation partners with communities, civil society, government and NGOs in developing and supporting valuable interventions in (historically) disadvantaged communities of all nine provinces.

The same innovative technology and connectivity that lies at the heart of MTN itself is used in the delivery of these programmes, thereby uplifting communities towards independence in this bold new digital world. Education remains at the core of the MTN SA Foundation’s strategy, receiving the largest allocation of funding. In 2017, the MTN SA Foundation invested more than R45 million in driving social development through the use of technology. This was achieved by focusing on ICT in education, enterprise development, health, arts and culture, and special projects. Some of the initiatives saw the building and equipping of custom-made ICT centres at two special needs schools, thus reaching over 300 learners with mild to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.

Staff volunteerism is a defining feature of the MTN corporate culture and the Foundation plays an important role in managing and supporting their efforts. The MTN SA Foundation remains committed to sustainable social investment and, as such, will continue to support South African communities on behalf of MTN SA in driving relevant social upliftment programmes.

  • MTN Foundation


We're always looking for talented individuals to help grow our organisation. Whether you're experienced or new to the job market, please visit our careers hub to post your resume and see the latest jobs offered. Read more

  • CA Training Programme

Press & Media

Please visit our virtual press office, hosted by the Mail & Guardian, for the latest from MTN. Go to Press Office