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Standard Bank will be offline on Sunday

Standard Bank has warned its customers that it will be offline this Sunday, 7 February, while it performs scheduled system updates. The system changes require planned downtime, which will affect the ability of clients to perform “certain banking activities and transactions

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MTN, Amadeus in R650m Travelstart deal

South African mobile group MTN and technology investment firm Amadeus Capital have announced plans to invest US$40m (about R650m) in Travelstart, an online travel agency focused on Africa. Travelstart, which was founded in Sweden in 1999, has built

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Times Media taps Media24 for digital editor

Times Media Group has poached respected News24 editor-in-chief Andrew Trench to be its new digital editor. Trench will drive the digital content strategy for the group’s online titles, including TimesLive, SowetanLive and and BDLive. “Andrew is an editor we have had

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Vox acquires marketing cloud firm Everlytic

Independent information and communications technology company Vox Telecom has acquired a majority stake in enterprise-level marketing cloud company Everlytic for an undisclosed sum. The Vumela Fund, which is managed by First National

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MultiChoice to launch GOtv at R99/month

MultiChoice will this week unveil its new digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform in South Africa, becoming the first broadcaster in South Africa to launch commercial DTT services. Using the GOtv name, the same branding it’s using for its DTT offerings

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MWeb to close its retail stores

MWeb said on Monday it plans to close its five retail stores around the country and upgrade its online sales channel at the same time “allowing customers to shop when it suits them”. The Internet service provider, which is owned by DStv and

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Vidi reaches the end of the line

South Africa’s highly competitive subscription video-on-demand (VOD) landscape has claimed its first victim. Less than a month after Netflix announced it was expanding to markets across the world, including South Africa, Times Media Group has shuttered Vidi

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Telkom moves to get users off copper

Telkom is moving aggressively to get its copper-based broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) users onto its new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in the areas where it’s already deployed fibre infrastructure. On Monday, the company launched an offer to

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Ex-MTN CEO joins Huge Group board

Former MTN South Africa CEO Zunaid Bulbulia has joined listed telecommunications provider Huge Group as an independent nonexecutive director with immediate effect. Huge Group said on Friday that Bulbulia, who was most

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Adapt IT expects big leap in earnings

Durban-headquartered technology services group Adapt IT expects headline earnings per share (Heps) to rise by as much as 47,4% in the six months ended 31 December 2015, it said in a statement on the JSE’s stock exchange news service on Thursday. The fast-growing

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