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Telkom and its former subsidiary, Nigeria’s Multi-Links, have won a high court order setting aside arbitration proceedings with Blue Label Telecoms and paving the way for a bruising court battle in which Telkom is seeking $528m in damages from Blue Label. Telkom is

Tough action will be taken against employees found to have been responsible for last week’s power outages, Johannesburg electricity utility City Power said on Monday. “While we respect our employee’s right to withhold their labour following lawful processes, interfering or sabotaging the network

The future will be about getting more people online, sometimes in unexpected ways, about technology that interacts without our physiology, about reevaluating how education works, and about expanding our existing communications networks beyond our own planet

A national intellectual property (IP) policy for South Africa, published this past week in draft form, outlines an approach to copyright, software and the Internet that is simultaneously sweeping and vague and, according to a legal expert, is going to encounter fierce resistance

Roads agency Sanral was disappointed by Moody’s Investors Service’s decision to downgrade its credit rating, it said on Sunday. “Though it was not unexpected, it still does pain us,” spokesman Vusi Mona said. Moody’s downgraded Sanral’s long-term issuer ratings to Baa3

Dimension Data, the Johannesburg-headquartered IT services group owned by Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, wants to become a much more active player in South Africa’s mobile communications industry and has been involved in talks about potential deals that will help it do this

Google vice-president and chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf believes regulators need to look more seriously at spectrum sharing and that an open Internet and ‘Net neutrality are crucial for innovation. Cerf, who is widely regarded as one of the fathers of the Internet, says that regulators

Recently appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim has reiterated deadlines for dealing with the most pressing issues facing the South African technology sector, including digital migration, spectrum allocation and finalising government’s broadband policy

Solidarity has called for renewed wage talks with telecommunications giant Telkom, the trade union said on Thursday. The request for another round of negotiations came after claims that Telkom gave its top management “exorbitant salary increases”, spokesman Marius Croucamp said in a statement. “Top management received

A massive fire on Wednesday at a factory in Wuxi, China owned by Korea’s SK Hynix could send flash memory and random-access memory (RAM) prices soaring. Hynix is the world’s second largest memory manufacturer. According to early reports on Chinese technology news websites and blogs, the fire has