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With fewer than 1m broadband digital subscriber lines in service in South Africa, and longstanding exclusive rights to content held by local media companies, there is little demand for – and huge complexity involved in – bringing video content to the

Broadband access in South Africa has more than doubled in the past two years, as mobile operators slashed the cost of data and network roll-out accelerated. This is revealed in new data contained in the final version of the “Internet Access in South Africa 2012” study, released on Thursday. The study was conducted by

In a move sure to worry BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Facebook has removed the need to have an account when using its messaging application, Messenger, for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone. The app, which resembles Apple’s iMessage, ties in with users’ Facebook inboxes, allowing

JSE- and Nasdaq-listed Net1 UEPS Technologies, which earlier this year won a contested multibillion-rand project to roll out a system for the payment of social grants in South Africa, is now facing investigations by US authorities into whether it made corrupt payments to government officials to secure the contract

Struggling telecommunications operator Telkom has suffered another blow after ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded its credit rating on Tuesday, warning that the continued decline in its fixed-line business and losses in mobile will result in further profit erosion. S&P cut Telkom’s credit

On Tuesday, Apple launched music sales in the South African version of the iTunes Store, bringing a range of local albums, songs and music videos as well as access to the popular iTunes Match service. Media downloads have been expanded to 56 new markets. iTunes Match allows Apple

All four South African mobile network operators have agreed to ensure full network coverage for voice and data services on the Gautrain rapid rail system by July 2014. Gauteng MEC for roads and transport Ismail Vadi met recently with representatives of the networks and officials from the Gautrain

South Africans can finally download music from Apple’s iTunes Store, the US firm said in a statement on Tuesday. The news comes just a day after the company announced that the iPhone 5 would be launched in South Africa on 14 December. “Apple today announced the launch of the iTunes Store in Russia

The iPhone 5 will be launched in South Africa on 14 December. Apple announced on Monday that the highly coveted smartphone will be launched in more than 50 additional countries over the next 10 days. “Apple today announced that the iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea

Datatec was trading off by more than 2% in midmorning trading on the JSE on Monday after it warned that its biggest subsidiary, technology distributor Westcon, experienced a weak third financial quarter. “Westcon’s performance in the third quarter has been