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Hilton Tarrant

FNB tightens the eBucks rewards taps

While several significant changes to First National Bank’s popular eBucks rewards programme kick in this month, the tightening up of earn rules across all accounts means that rewards are now capped at far stricter levels

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Naspers bags all of Takealot

Naspers has acquired Tiger Global Management’s stake in South Africa’s largest e-commerce retailer Takealot, and now owns an effective 96% (91% fully diluted) of the business. This was revealed in its provisional

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New Eskom boss’s momentous little decision

It may seem a trivial matter, but the significance of the decision by new Eskom group chief executive Phakamani Hadebe to reintroduce weekly system status bulletins cannot be overstated. On Thursday, at the launch of the first

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Telkom: the (very) good, not all bad and the ugly

In November, at the half-year stage, I highlighted that Telkom was facing crises on a few fronts and that only one part of its business – mobile – was firing on all cylinders. With full-year numbers available, certain trends are clearer

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Can MTN become Africa’s biggest bank?

When the continent’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, MTN, appointed Rob Shuter as group CEO, Stephen van Coller as one of its vice presidents and Ralph Mupita as chief financial officer in 2016, the strategy was plain

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EOH shareholders voice their discontent

Shareholders in EOH have made their unhappiness known, with sizeable votes against five executive directors and significant resistance to its remuneration policy at Thursday’s annual general

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Two worrying signs in EOH’s results

It’s not just that IT services group EOH reported a 23% slump in headline earnings in the first six months of its 2018 financial year (this despite a 19% jump in revenue). It’s not that free cash flow is negative. Nor the

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Data bundles: MTN giveth, and MTN taketh away

MTN has announced adjustments to its prepaid data bundles as well as pricing in a move it says is “in line with customer needs and market trends”. The new bundles and pricing, effective 5 March 2018, reduce what

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