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Gloom hangs over Cell C rescue plan

The downgrade of Cell C’s corporate credit rating to the junkiest of junk by S&P Global Rating is another blow to the telecommunications company’s brave ambition of reducing its crippling debt load of R20,7bn. This is the view of

SA gov’t IT spend to rise

Increased investment in software licences, specialised computer services, systems advisers and system development will lead to a robust improvement in IT spending by the South African government in the next four years, says Frost & Sullivan

Lawrence Lundy
Future imperfect for Samsung

Although Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is an evolutionary product, there is not enough in it to make people upgrade from the S4. It doesn’t push the envelope in any real way. Indeed, we are in a sort of stasis now when it comes to smartphone innovation. This is not to say that smartphone innovation is finished

SA gets renewables religion

South Africa could become one of the fastest-growing renewable energy markets in the world, according to a recent study. This is not bad for a country that in 2011 had almost no renewable projects on the table and was the 12th highest carbon-emitting nation in the world

Eskom powers headless into Medupi mess

The gap left by Eskom’s erstwhile finance director and head of capital projects, Paul O’Flaherty, looms large as the utility struggles over delays at its Medupi power station amid massive power constraints on the country. Despite his resignation, which was only officially announced in November but

Talk of SOE shake-up welcomed

Minister in the presidency Collins Chabane is next week expected to announce the findings of the long-awaited presidential review of state-owned enterprises and speculation is mounting that communications minister Dina Pule will be the big loser in

What now for crisis-hit Telkom

The resignation on Monday of Nombulelo Moholi has been met with dismay by industry analysts, who have praised the outgoing Telkom group CEO while at the same time expressing alarm and cautioning that government must announce its intentions for the company sooner rather

Blue Label swimming in cash

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms has hiked its full-year dividend by 64% to 23c/share for the 12 months ended 31 May 2012 after it brought in cash from operations of R528m. Despite spending R800m in the 2012 financial year, including buying out Microsoft’s minority

Nothing complex about our tariffs – MTN

It’s “just not true” that MTN’s tariff plans are too complex and its consumers “totally understand the value proposition”, says MTN SA MD Karel Pienaar. Pienaar was reacting to criticism that the company’s tariffs are too complicated for consumers to understand, especially in light of Cell C’s recent introduction of a uniform

Innovation event comes to Cape Town

Research and analysis firm Frost & Sullivan is hosting its second annual Growth Innovation Leadership Event in Cape Town next month. The event attracts executives from some of SA’s and Africa’s biggest technology , mining, and engineering players. The event will take place on 22 August at the Table Bay

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