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Eskom boss vows no winter load shedding

South Africans could be saved from load shedding this winter, if acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe gets his way. Speaking at the launch of the Transnet Development Hub on Friday, Molefe said planned maintenance was mostly completed and so the utility

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Vodacom boss intervenes over client banner

Vodacom has apologised to a complainant in Fochville who put up banners slamming the mobile operator’s signal in the area. The disgruntled Vodacom customer, who doesn’t want to be named, said in a phone interview on Friday afternoon that the

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Start-up Picup challenges courier model

A new courier service is launching in Cape Town and may spread to other cities. Picup, which is being launched on Thursday, aims to disrupt traditional courier services by offering near instant delivery of documents and small parcels. The service

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Social media fails to live up to hype

Social media has not lived up to the promise of brand engagement, says a local expert. As marketers increasingly look for better ways to engage consumers, SMS and e-mail remain primary tools

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MTN strike drags on

Striking MTN employees kept up their picket at the company’s head office near Roodepoort ahead of an expected meeting on Wednesday to break the deadlock. With police officers guarding the entrance to

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SA should tax digital giants: PwC

International companies that supplied content to South Africa via online streaming or subscription services should pay their fair share of tax, PwC said on Tuesday. Such multinational companies

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MTN sorry for call centre disruption

Mobile operator MTN has apologised to customers for service disruptions as strike action continues to impact on operations. “It is with great disappointment that our customers are subjected to the recent service experiences which are as a result of the

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Load shedding hits GDP growth

Statistics South Africa did not rule out that load shedding has had an impact on the manufacturing sector’s decline in GDP, but added that it could not confirm its impact. “It could just have easily been a lack of interest in products and we might have seen

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These are SA’s most popular smartphones

BlackBerry may be on the back foot in many parts of the world, but in South Africa the brand continues to hold its own, despite intense marketing from rivals. According to mobile marketplace Phonefinder, despite Samsung being the most popular manufacturer

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