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Holdsworth vows to appeal

Former Nashua ECN CEO John Holdsworth said on Monday that he would appeal against a judgment in the high court in Pretoria that found he had breached his restraint of trade and actively solicited employees and customers of his former employer in launching his new company, AppChat. On Friday, high court

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Holdsworth loses legal battle with Reunert

AppChat founder and former Nashua ECN CEO John Holdsworth has lost a high court battle with ECN parent, the JSE-listed Reunert group. Judge Selby Baqwa found that Holdsworth breached his restraint of trade and actively solicited employees and customers of ECN in launching AppChat. In the 22-page judgment

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Holdsworth sets AppChat launch date

AppChat, the up-start mobile virtual network operator and voice and data provider headed up by former ECN Telecommunications CEO John Holdsworth, will launch a “controlled pilot” on 15 November. The pilot, which will involve about

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Reunert vs AppChat: Holdsworth hits back

AppChat founder John Holdsworth has fired back at Reunert and its subsidiary Nashua ECN, of which he is founder and former CEO, accusing the JSE-listed group of using a lawsuit against him and his new company as an attempt to “prevent fair competition

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High drama in Reunert, Holdsworth saga

The legal battle between Reunert and John Holdsworth, and his new company AppChat, took a dramatic turn in the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday. The court ruled that AppChat and Holdsworth, who is the former CEO of Reunert subsidiary ECN Telecommunications (now Nashua ECN), may not hire current or “erstwhile”

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Reunert mulling legal action over Holdsworth hires

JSE-listed electronics, engineering and telecommunications group Reunert is upset over an apparent exodus of employees from its subsidiary, voice communications specialist Nashua ECN, to John Holdsworth’s new start-up AppChat and is now considering legal action. TechCentral has learnt that Reunert is planning to put out

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Chatting up a storm

John Holdsworth, the businessman who took on the mobile operators over high wholesale call charges and won, has launched a new business that will take advantage of falling prices and faster mobile data networks. He hopes, in the process, to shake up the mobile

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How much Reunert paid for ECN

JSE-listed technology and telecommunications group Reunert paid R171,9m for privately held ECN Telecommunications, its 2011 financial results show. Of this, R107,8m was in the form of goodwill, which means Reunert attached a fair market value to ECN of R64,1m

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Turmoil at Reunert as Andy Baker quits Nashua

Andy Baker has become the third top executive at JSE-listed technology and telecommunications group Reunert to quit in as many months, following the departure of CEO Nick Wentzel in September and commercial director Gerrit Oosthuizen last month. Baker, who will

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Cell C tower-deal billions to pay off debt

It’s a deal that’s been a long time coming. After many months of careful planning and negotiation, Cell C will sell 3 200 of its cellular base stations to US-based American Tower Corp (ATC) for US$430m (R2,9bn). The company will use the money to restructure its balance sheet.

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