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Altron unit lands R585m Limpopo broadband deal

JSE-listed technology group Altron said on Friday that it has secured a R585m deal to roll out broadband in Limpopo. The Limpopo provincial government, through the state-owned Limpopo Connexion

Multinationals to launch cyberattack defence plan

Siemens is joining with companies including Airbus and IBM to try to counter large-scale hacking attacks that threaten to cost US$8 trillion in damage over the next five years. The group plans to sign a charter

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Can electric cars save Eskom?

Eskom’s new board of directors and executive team should embrace the electric car as one long-term solution to the challenge of falling demand that is the most fundamental obstacle the state utility grapples with as it struggles

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Bitcoin is no tulip mania 2.0

Right now, it’s bitcoin. But in the past, we’ve had dot-com stocks, the 1929 crash, 19th century railways and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. All these were compared by contemporaries to “tulip mania”, the Dutch financial


Ajay Gupta declared a fugitive from justice

On the same day that people linked to the three politically connected Gupta brothers were granted bail by a South African court after appearing on graft charges, one of the siblings, Ajay Gupta, was declared a fugitive. Varun

The best movies of 2017

From science-fiction sagas to neo-Westerns to superhero epics to back-to-basics action, 2017 had plenty to offer at the movies. This list of the pick of the year is based only on South African cinematic releases for 2017 and excludes