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Telkom pulls plug on results presentation

Questions are swirling after Telkom said this week that, for the first time since its listing on the JSE in March 2003, it will not hold a presentation to talk about its interim financial results, which are due to be published on Monday. The results presentations, held every

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Vodacom: caught between a rock and a hard place?

Though Vodacom’s interim results, announced on Monday, showed a strong improvement in dividend payments and headline earnings per share, at least one analyst is troubled by the lack of growth in voice revenue, despite a sharp increase in voice

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Analysts upbeat over Telkom’s Korea talks

If Korea’s KT Corp (formerly Korea Telecom) were to take a 20% stake in Telkom, it would on balance be a positive development for the JSE-listed telecommunications operator, analysts polled by TechCentral said on Friday. Telkom told shareholders on Friday morning before the

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Does Orange buying BCX compute?

French telecommunications giant Orange, a subsidiary of France Telecom, is in talks to buy SA IT service company Business Connexion (BCX), three separate industry sources have told TechCentral. Neither company is commenting, but it raises

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Analysts praise 8ta for broadband move

Telkom’s mobile operator, 8ta, on Thursday dropped a bombshell on its rivals, unveiling by far the country’s most aggressively priced mobile broadband specials to date. Analysts have welcomed the move, saying they think Telkom is acting rationally

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Has the Vodacom profit machine peaked?

Vodacom’s share price rallied to a new record high on the JSE on Monday after it turned in a strong set of results for the financial year to March 2011, boosting its cumulative annual dividend by 61,4%. CEO

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Mustek leaps higher on delisting news

PC assembly and technology distribution company Mustek has surprised markets with its decision, announced on Wednesday, to delist from the JSE after 13 years on the local bourse. However, CEO David Kan tells TechCentral

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BCX targets Africa retail in UCS deal

Business Connexion (BCX) has made a R614m offer to buy up a big portion of the assets of the UCS Group. BCX will settle the deal through the issue of 101m new shares, with R30m to be paid in cash

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EOH market cap hits the magic R1bn number

JSE-listed technology services business, EOH, has grown its market capitalisation to R1bn off the back of a strong set of financial results. The company’s share price today climbed 2.4% to R12,80 at the time of writing, nudging its market cap just past the R1bn mark.