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Blue Label to buy 3G Mobile for R1.9bn

Blue Label Telecoms, the company that is in the throes of acquiring a significant minority stake in mobile operator Cell C, said on Tuesday that it plans to spend R1.9bn on a separate acquisition – of smartphone distributors 3G Mobile

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DStv grows subscribers, but margins squeezed

MultiChoice parent Naspers has disclosed that it has grown the number of pay-television subscribers on its books substantially in the past year, though pressure on prices in a weak economy, coupled with

Podcasts

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

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Interview: Civic CEO Vinny Lingham

South African Internet entrepreneur Vinny Lingham chats to Duncan McLeod about Civic, his new blockchain-based identity management start-up that allows users to protect and authorise the use of their identity in real time

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Why Vinny Lingham is avoiding bitcoin – for now

The bitcoin market is “over-inflated” and “very frothy”, despite big risks looming on the horizon, South African Internet entrepreneur – and cybercurrency expert – Vinny Lingham warned on Tuesday. Lingham, who has been dubbed by some media

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SA investors are too risk averse: Vinny Lingham

The venture capital community in South Africa is too risk averse and doesn’t understand the start-up model, particularly when it comes to high-growth start-ups. That’s the view of San Francisco-based South African Internet

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Showdown looming over Turkcell’s R53bn MTN claim

MTN’s Turkcell headache just won’t go away. The JSE-listed telecommunications group is headed to court after a legal challenge from the Turkish operator, this time in Johannesburg, over the awarding of its operating licence in

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Interview: Microsoft SA’s Clifford de Wit

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, we chat to Microsoft chief innovation officer Clifford de Wit about all things cloud, including the company’s investment into two Azure data centres in South Africa. What does the investment actually

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