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It is the stuff of science-fiction – implants for the human body, matching a recipient’s dimensions exactly and printed from titanium powder, much like the way an inkjet printer reels off a document. This is the world that 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is making possible – and it is no

Mark Shuttleworth, the South African billionaire who sold his young, Cape Town-based start-up Thawte Consulting to VeriSign for US$575m and who then went on to spearhead the creation of the open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system, has now set his sights on shaking up the global smartphone business. Shuttleworth

Although the iPhone 5, which was launched in South Africa last month, has the necessary hardware to support the fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) networks being built by MTN and Vodacom, the handset won’t connect to these networks until Apple has completed its own testing of them

The results of pre-matric school assessments need to be addressed to ensure long-term improvements in education, Prof Francis Faller said on Thursday. “An increase in a pass rate is always to be welcomed,” said Faller, who is based at the Wits School of Education in Johannesburg. Matric results however

Vox Orion CEO Jacques du Toit will take the reins at Vox Telecom with immediate effect after a decision by co-CEOs Doug Reed and Angus MacRobert to step down. MacRobert, who is a former CEO of Dimension Data division Internet Solutions, will leave Vox Telecom, which was

MTN executives have been awarded share options worth more than R50m at the prevailing share price. Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa has been awarded 94 600 shares, which were worth R16,9m based on Wednesday morning’s near-record share price of R178,88. The shares will vest in three years provided the requirements of MTN’s

How to get the country’s telecommunications, broadcasting and postal regulator functioning efficiently is the subject of major debate, at the heart of which is the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) Amendment Bill. This, the latest draft of legislation

In a move that will be seen as a boost for Telkom’s mobile operator, 8ta, the US Federal Communications Commission has given AT&T permission to purchase spectrum in a key frequency band in which the telecommunications giant wants to deploy next-generation wireless broadband. AT&T has

Communications minister Dina Pule and state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech have lost a court battle with over which entities will manage the control system to be used in the government-subsidised digital set-top boxes needed in the migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will on Friday publish a review of the country’s national radio frequency plan. The purpose, it says, it is ensure the plan reflects the final acts of the recent World Radio Conference 2012. Icasa wants to ensure the plan