Browsing: Chris Gilmour

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SA e-commerce on cusp of boom?

Takealot made headlines last month when it secured about R1bn in funding from shareholder Tiger Global Management, an international investment firm. CEO Kim Reid told TechCentral when the deal was announced that Takealot is on an aggressive growth path in an effort to tap into what he called

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Telkom lauded for impairment plan

News that Telkom may write down the value of its legacy network infrastructure is positive, analysts say. Not only will it bring its balance sheet “in line with reality”, but is indicative of a board of directors looking after an embattled company’s best interests, they say. On Tuesday

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Rand woes to hit tech sector

The rand nose-dived against major foreign currencies on Monday hitting a new three-and-a-half year low of R8,97/US$, before recovering slightly. The slide means gadgets and computers are about to get a lot more expensive, though not necessary

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Will Walmart shake up IT retail in SA?

Walmart has hit the ground running following its purchase of a controlling stake in SA retail giant Massmart. Sunday newspapers carried glossy Walmart-Massmart advertisements promising discounted prices to consumers and sending a

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What now for MTN?

With MTN’s cellular network acquisitions in emerging markets on hold, analysts say the group can probably be considered a mature business. But there are still opportunities in the business services sector, they say. MTN told shareholders on Thursday that acquisition opportunities in emerging markets are becoming harder to find.