Cell C names new CFO

Tyrone Soondarjee is set to replace Robert Pasley as chief financial officer of mobile operator Cell C. Soondarjee, who will take over the company’s finance portfolio on 1 July, joins Cell C at a crucial

Bitcoin, ether lead cryptocurrency slide

Bitcoin declined as much as 17% on Monday, while smaller competitor ether continued to slide after experiencing a “flash crash” last week, raising concern about mainstream acceptance of the digital currencies. Bitcoin slumped to as low


Eskom defies logic by threatening renewables

Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations. These developers were selected under a programme to facilitate private sector involvement in the


Why cash is still king in the digital age

We don’t have to like the way technology is changing the world. Given the technological disruption that’s happening everywhere, it’s reasonable to expect a little Luddite pushback. The growing share of cash in advanced economies might fall in

TalkCentral: Ep 180 – ‘Steam Winter Sale’

On TalkCentral this week, Vodacom breaks the 500Mbit/s mobile download barrier, Uber’s CEO quits and Liquid Telecom outlines its plans for Neotel. Plus, it seems you can now “root” your drone. Also this week, we pick our best deals

Zuma fast running out of political lives

Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, South Africa’s scandal-ridden president, Jacob Zuma, may well have escaped yet again with his political life. This despite another resounding loss in the country’s highest

Galaxy S8 review: Samsung smashes a home run


After spending the best part of a month with Samsung’s new Galaxy S8, it’s impossible to draw any other conclusion: this is the best smartphone in the world right now — yes, better than the iPhone, and better than the panoply of