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Kelly Group may face legal action

Kelly Group’s business development director, Connie Motshumi, plans to call on the company to withdraw its fraud charges against her or risk facing legal charges of its own, a source close to the company says. The source, who has asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitive nature

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Entertainment, media industry recovering

SA’s entertainment and media industry is recovering from the economic downturn, according to a report released on Thursday. PwC’s entertainment and media report says total entertainment and media spending grew 1,8% in 2009, in contrast to the 1,8% decline globally

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Dial-up still dominates, says PwC

Dial-up still dominates as the fixed-line Internet access medium in SA, despite the fact that broadband digital subscriber lines have been available for nearly a decade. If a new research report from PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) is to be believed,

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Sentech’s Screamer deal under scrutiny

Sentech unlawfully allowed Screamer, a wireless Internet access provider, to use the state-owned company’s spectrum to provide services, its chairman, Quraysh Patel, has alleged. And Patel has asked the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa)

Podcasts

ZA Tech Show: Episode 132

Simon Dingle, Brett Haggard and debutant Andy Hadfield are on the panel this week. They discuss tablet computers, with the Galaxy Tab and the PlayBook rising to challenge the iPad; the imminent launch of Telkom Mobile; Cell C’s tangle with the Advertising Standards Authority; new Facebook features; and, as always, much more

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Ex-Sentech directors may face criminal charges

As many as five former directors of Sentech could soon face criminal charges related to a deal the state-owned company concluded for the lease of technology equipment with IT finance company RentWorks Africa. Sentech chairman Quraysh Patel told

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Telkom’s mobile launch: live blog

TechCentral will be live-blogging Thursday’s launch by telecommunications group Telkom of its new mobile network. Check back sometime between 6.30pm and 7pm on Thursday evening for the start of the live feed.

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Communications department has ‘imploded’

The department of communications has received a qualified audit report from the auditor-general for the first time in five years, prompting one opposition party MP to suggest that the department had “imploded”. Acting communications department director-general Harold Wesso

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Sadc delay in digital standards decision

The Southern African broadcasting industry will have to wait another month to hear which standard will be used in the migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television. A task team, which was expected to report back to the Southern African Development

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Datatec turns to acquisitions

Multinational IT group Datatec has continued to improve its performance in line with a recovery in the global economy, boosting revenue in the first half of its financial year by 19%, to US$2,13bn. However, CEO Jens Montanana says the group is looking

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