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Denel working on e-warfare programmes

Arms manufacturer Denel will work with GEW Technologies, owned by Airbus, on future electronic warfare programmes for South Africa, the parastatal said on Tuesday. Electronic warfare technology

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Vodacom, WirelessG bury the hatchet

Vodacom and WirelessG, which had been warring in the courts, appear to have buried the hatchet. The two parties said in a joint statement on Wednesday that WirelessG, a specialist Wi-Fi provider, had been appointed as the “exclusive provider of Wi-Fi data products to

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Wi-Fi comes to Ellis Park

One of South Africa’s iconic rugby grounds, Johannesburg’s Ellis Park, has been given the Wi-Fi treatment. The Golden Lions Rugby Union says Ellis Park has become the “first public Wi-Fi-enabled stadium in South Africa” in time for this weekend’s test match between the Springboks

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‘It’s my duty to be desperate’ – WirelessG CEO

WirelessG CEO Carel van der Merwe has hit back at mobile operator Vodacom’s claims in court papers that his company is “desperate”, saying it’s his “fiduciary obligation to be desperate”. WirelessG, a Wi-Fi infrastructure specialist, is involved in a high-stakes court battle with minority

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Now WirelessG eyes BEE deal

WirelessG intends selling 26% of its equity to a black economic empowerment (BEE) consortium called Mightycare Mosegedi, in which former Sentech chief operating officer Gladwin Marumo is a significant shareholder, in a deal worth R48,5m. News of the proposed deal

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WirelessG ‘desperate’, says Vodacom

The legal action brought by Wi-Fi hotspot specialist WirelessG against minority shareholder Vodacom is a “desperate attempt” to save its business, the mobile operator has argued in papers filed at the high court. The allegation is a contained an affidavit signed by

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Ugly turn in Vodacom, WirelessG battle

The battle between WirelessG and Vodacom, which holds 26% of the specialist Wi-Fi provider, is getting uglier. On Tuesday, WirelessG CEO Carel van der Merwe said in comments e-mailed to TechCentral that Vodacom had “reached a state of total incompetence” and said the mobile

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Vodacom, WirelessG to talk

WirelessG CEO Carel van der Merwe says the Wi-Fi communications specialist has agreed to enter into talks with Vodacom after the mobile operator’s CEO, Shameel Joosub, sent him an invitation to enter into negotiations. This is according

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‘Vodacom walked all over us’

Vodacom is facing a court challenge from Wi-Fi specialist WirelessG, which claims the mobile operator, South Africa’s biggest, has reneged on a shareholder agreement that grants its partner exclusivity over any Wi-Fi infrastructure Vodacom wants to build or operate. WirelessG CEO Carel

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Free Wi-Fi on Mango flights

Passengers using low-cost airline Mango to fly between Johannesburg and Durban between now and 31 January will be able to use the G-Connect in-flight Wi-Fi service for free. And it’s all part of a plan to beat a world record.

Mango launched the in-flight Wi-Fi service in May. The airline

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