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More than 380 Sentech workers around the country are engaged in strike action after the parastatal locked out staff on Saturday who gave notice of their intention to strike. The strike, which includes technicians, could potentially disrupt terrestrial television broadcasting in South Africa, which is largely done through

Four years in the making, technology entrepreneur Stafford Masie, through his company Thumbzup, has finally taken his mobile payments solution for smartphones commercial — through partner bank Absa. The mobile payment of sale system, called the Payment Pebble, allows merchants – typically small enterprises and

Three days of rain in the Northern Cape lent a surprisingly green backdrop to Thursday’s inauguration of South Africa’s first MeerKAT antenna, one of 64 that will dot the site. The white-latticed giant stands nearly 20m above the normally arid and empty landscape, gazing at the prototype seven Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) dishes

While all the focus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain this week was on the announcements from big names in mobile, such as Samsung, Nokia and Sony, plenty of other interesting developments were happening on the show floor

The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT telescope antenna has been laid at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site outside Carnarvon in the Karoo, the SKA Organisation has announced. Almost to 5 000 cubic metres of concrete and more than 570 tons of steel were used to construct the foundations, a project

Cell C employees began moving into the company’s sprawling new campus, built at the confluence of the N1 and N3 freeways in Woodmead, near Midrand, at the end of last year. The 50 000sq m facility includes a main head office facility, a customer service centre, a new national network

Nestlé South Africa has come up with the world’s first 3D-printed chocolate exhibition. Chocnology, currently on show at the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg, is being held in conjunction with Google, which recently launched Android “KitKat”, version 4.4 of its operating system for

Telkom is removing the enormous pink ball from Johannesburg’s landmark Hillbrow Tower. Although the telecommunications operator is only obliged to remove the fibreglass structure at the end of the year, it’s doing so now before Johannesburg’s summer thunderstorms render the removal

Samsung Electronics took the wraps off its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S4, at a no-expense-spared event in New York City on Thursday evening. TechCentral deputy editor Craig Wilson was there and took these photos from the event