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The African leg of a new submarine telecommunications system that will serve markets in the North and South Atlantic will be ready for service in the first quarter of 2014. The cable will offer high-speed global connectivity to SA, Angola and Nigeria. That’s the word from the Wasace Cable Company, which is building the

Telkom’s mobile arm, 8ta, hit the ground running in the months after its launch in 2010, offering compelling products and spending a small fortune plastering its brand across billboards and newspapers. But industry insiders say the mobile operator hasn’t managed to capitalise on its early

It was bad SA television that gave Elon Musk part of his mysterious edge. As a 10-year-old he read whole volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica after emptying the family bookshelves — anything to avoid another episode of CHiPs or Die Man van Intersek. Avoiding sports and bullies just as keenly

Decisions taken on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will have implications for how future infrastructure projects are financed, minister Collins Chabane said on Friday. It was necessary to guard against decisions and actions that might impact negatively “on our track record in the prudent

The battle lines have been drawn in the fight for the hearts, minds and wallets of Android users. In the blue corner it’s Korean giant Samsung Electronics, with its Galaxy S3. And in the green corner is plucky Taiwanese featherweight HTC with the One X. Both contenders

MTN’s share price is likely to remain wobbly as jittery foreign investors face massive pressure from US authorities and lobby groups to quit their exposure in Africa’s R255bn cellphone giant because of its business activities in Iran. The company is in danger of being smacked with US sanctions for allegedly providing the Iranian government

The Brics Cable, a superfast broadband submarine network that will extend from the east of Russia to the US via SA, and which will cost as much as US$1,5bn to construct, is already at an advanced stage of planning and should be ready by mid to late 2014, according to Andrew Mthembu, the SA businessman

Dimension Data’s long-serving Africa and Middle East CEO Allan Cawood is stepping down at the end of May. This has triggered a management shake-up at the technology services group, with Internet Solutions (IS) MD Derek Wilcocks taking over the position

AppChat founder John Holdsworth has fired back at Reunert and its subsidiary Nashua ECN, of which he is founder and former CEO, accusing the JSE-listed group of using a lawsuit against him and his new company as an attempt to “prevent fair competition

The fierce battles between SA and Australia normally reserved for the rugby field and cricket pitch have spilled over into the realm of science. With the national teams resting, the media and politicians have been kicking insults across the Indian Ocean over the hosting of one of the world’s largest and most important scientific endeavours