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The New Age CEO Nazeem Howa hit back on Monday morning at a weekend newspaper report that partially state-owned telecommunications operator Telkom was its top advertiser. “It’s similar to the patronising and racist mindset of some of opposition politicians who imply that the senior executives

The presidency has dismissed media reports that communications minister Dina Pule could soon lose her job. “The presidency has noted the carefully orchestrated rumour published by most Sunday newspapers today that President [Jacob] Zuma is to relieve the minister of

Human settlements minister Tokyo Sexwale’s confirmation of his divorce showed again that the advent of social media was blurring the line between the private and the public, media commentators said on Monday. Veteran media analyst Chris Moerdyk said the

Weekend newspaper reports suggest that controversial communications minister Dina Pule is about to be sacked by President Jacob Zuma, with Lindiwe Zulu to take her place in the crucial portfolio. According to a report in the

Telkom invested R34m in advertising in The New Age newspaper from December 2011 to November 2012, City Press reported on Sunday. The most recent Nielsen Adex report revealed that Telkom, which is 39,8% owned by the government, was the top advertiser in The New Age during

Vodacom has just thrown down the gauntlet to its competitors, signalling that it won’t take attempts by rivals to take away market share lying down. The mobile operator, South Africa’s largest, has announced it will take an axe to the cost of voice calls: from 10 February – this Sunday – it will

Although an MTN-commissioned investigation has ostensibly cleared the company of wrongdoing in Iran, its report is replete with examples of how the telecommunications group’s well-connected executives intervened to influence South African diplomacy in its favour. MTN

Banking group Nedbank has launched a mobile point-of-sale (POS) device, called the PocketPOS, that accepts both magnetic and chip-and-Pin credit and debit cards. The device connects to a smartphone using Bluetooth and is operated by means of a mobile application. The PocketPOS

The influence of the powerful and politically well-connected Gupta family is set to grow this year with the addition to its media portfolio of a 24-hour news channel on the continent-wide DStv satellite platform, and a new prime-time slot on SABC. The owners of

The flat-rate BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), which has helped make BlackBerry devices so popular in South Africa, may soon be a thing of the past, with talk that operators plan to opt for bundled data of the sort offered with other smartphones. This may apply to older devices