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Duncan McLeod is editor of TechCentral.

Less than a week after cabinet said it would not support a proposed deal to sell 20% of Telkom’s equity to Korea’s KT Corp, deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has told delegates at the inaugural ICT Indaba in Cape Town that SA can learn from the Asian economic powerhouse

Telkom has warned shareholders that it expects its results for the 2012 financial year, ended 31 March, to reflect a sharp decline in both basic and headline earnings. According to a statement published on the JSE’s Sens news service on Monday afternoon, the telecommunications group

Virgin Group and Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), the Friendi Group, have confirmed reports that they’re planning to work together to expand the Virgin Mobile brand across Africa and the Middle East. TechCentral broke the news last month that Virgin and Friendi were in talks about

Telkom’s share price was down by nearly 6% in late afternoon trading on the JSE on Friday after it announced that government would not support its proposed plan to sell 20% of its equity to Korea’s KT Corp under the terms put forward. The share has declined to levels last

The SA Communications Forum (SACF), an industry lobby group whose members include the SABC and the big telecommunications operators, wants a “return path” built into the government-subsidised set-top boxes that will be used for digital terrestrial television, allowing South Africans to surf the

Telkom has been dealt a giant blow by government after cabinet rejected the fixed-line operator’s plan to sell 20% of its equity to Korean telecommunications giant KT Corp. The news will come as a blow to Telkom’s management team and its CEO, Numbulelo Moholi

Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey, who resigned from the company this month, has been appointed as chief commercial officer at Glo, the second largest mobile operator in Nigeria after MTN with more than 25m subscribers. Bailey says he will take up the new role as soon as he receives the

In the wake of news that a highly complex piece of malicious software, apparently developed by a nation-state government and targeting computers mainly in Iran, information security specialist Symantec warns that the number of malware attacks is soaring across the board. Earlier this week, Iran admitted it

In the escalating smartphone wars, the battle for supremacy is being waged between Apple and Samsung Electronics. In the first quarter of 2012, it’s estimated the two companies consumed all of the industry’s profits and 74% of its revenues. Where does this leave BlackBerry’s Research in Motion, Nokia

Cellular operator Cell C may retrench as much as 12% of its workforce as it seeks to eliminate “overstaffing”, TechCentral has established. The company informed its employees this week that a “process of consultation” with them was being started to “streamline the business”. It’s understood that Cell C’s networking