Yellowpages.co.za is a directory edited from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The directory is part of Trudon
(once TDS, Telekom Directory Services),
a directory publisher partly owned by Telekom South Africa.
Telekom South Africa is the historic phonecompany of South Africa.
The company is now semi-privatised and 39% state owned.
1950 beginning of TDS (now Trudon)
The company started as a joint venture between Maister Publishing
and the government controled Department of Posts and Telegraphs.
1995 January 1 registration of the Yellowpages.co.za domain
2001 Yellowpages.co.za go online. 2014 Whitepages.co.za go online.
The expressions White Pages and Yellow Pages
go back to the late 1880s,
just a few years after Alexander Bell had invented the phone (1876), Thomas Edison the electric light bulb (1879)
and while Gustave Eiffel was working on his Eiffel Tower (1887-1889). The expression White Pages is the International standard
for Residential Telephone Directories.
used in over 120 countries all around the World.