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MTN takes trade union to labour court

MTN says it has taken the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to the Johannesburg labour court for allegedly blocking entrances to the company’s offices and intimidating staff. MTN South Africa’s chief

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SA maths wizards to take on world’s best

Six “mathletes” from South Africa will be vying for gold at this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), to be held in Thailand in July. Held in Chiang from 4 to 16 July, they will compete with entrants from over 100 countries in the

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DStv grows SABC News footprint

MultiChoice is extending the footprint of the South African public broadcaster’s 24-hour TV news channel, SABC News, on its DStv satellite pay-TV platform to the rest of the continent. There’s been

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SA mobile contract price hikes unjustified: study

Local mobile operators’ claims that rising input costs are fuelling contract price hikes are not reflected in these companies’ financial statements, says a research body. Research ICT Africa has put together a research brief that asks whether

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Why MTN workers went on strike

Low pay, insufficient weekend remuneration and a lack of transport money are key reasons for why MTN staff say they have gone on strike this week. On Wednesday, hundreds of MTN staff from the company’s call centres and service

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Cheaper smartphones expand SA e-commerce

The growth of smartphones in South Africa is revolutionising e-commerce, but marketing bosses have yet to accept that it’s not only wealthy people who now have the gadgets. “Most marketers understand that their customers in the higher

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SABC scales back digital TV ambitions

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the public broadcaster will now launch with only five television channels once the long-delayed commercial start of South Africa’s switch from analogue to digital broadcasting begins. When

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Strikers chant ‘voetsek’ to MTN bosses

Chants of “voetsek” reverberated outside MTN’s head office on Wednesday as the Communication Workers Union (CWU) called for pay hikes at the telecommunications firm. Over 100 workers

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Heated debate over SA’s nuclear plans

In a heated energy budget session, the Democratic Alliance gave energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson a roasting and continuously disrupted her during her budget speech in the national

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