Telkom History

Telkom is proud to present its updated Timeline, a walk through South African telecommunications that showcases highlights of the country’s communications history. You can use the timeline as a tool to chart the growth of the Company. Our timeline not only represents our recent accomplishments from Company formation in 1991 to the present day, but also provides information on the beginning of the telecommunications industry in South Africa as far back as the 16th century.

Telkom’s timeline highlights the important role Telkom has played in South Africa’s ICT industry, and will continue to play for years to come.

1500 to 1899
1900 to 1990
1991 to 1999
2000 Onwards