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First National Bank plans to launch its first uncapped fixed-line broadband data plans later this week, offering discounts of up to 100% on monthly subscription fees to qualifying customers. The bank said in a statement on Monday that qualified personal cheque account holders and private client customers can receive

The SABC’s Jimi Matthews says all “checks and balances” are in place to ensure its new 24-hour news channel does not become a propaganda tool. The satellite channel launched on Thursday evening, with president Jacob Zuma in attendance for its kick-off. “I am not quite sure

The National Research Foundation’s three astronomical observatories have got together to form the South African Astroinformatics Alliance (SA³) to act as a “virtual observatory”. The three facilities are the South African Astronomical Observatory, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Square Kilometer Array

Former Altech executive Wayne de Nobrega has quietly taken the reins at Sithabile Technology Services, a systems integration company that specialises in data storage, recovery and backup. De Nobrega, who sold his business

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has called on the SABC to provide clarity on the business case for its planned 24-hour news channel. The channel will be carried on DStv, owned by Naspers’s MultiChoice. Shinn says this is necessary given that she claims

Telkom has hit back at allegations levelled against it by Solidarity spokesman Marius Croucamp, providing information it says shows that the trade union made false statements in a media interview on Thursday. Croucamp told TechCentral that Telkom CEO Sipho

Altech’s minority shareholders on Friday gave the nod to Altron to buy them out. The move has cleared the way for Altron to terminate Altech’s listing on the stock exchange in Johannesburg. Altron already holds 61% of Altech. It’s the second attempt in six years by Altron, which

The directorate of the Advertising Standards Authority has found in MTN’s favour in a complaint about advertisements by rival Cell C that the larger operator said were disparaging towards its brand. The campaign in question involves Cell C’s 99 Cents for Real radio and

Microsoft believes it can use television white-spaces spectrum – gaps in broadcasting frequencies – to deliver uncapped broadband Internet access to South Africans for between R20/month and R50/month. Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati says the US-headquartered