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Telkom, Vodacom CEOs to sleep in the streets

They make millions every year. But Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko and Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub have agreed to spend a winter’s night on the cold streets of Johannesburg – and will even stump up a large amount

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TechCentral’s best-read stories of 2014

It was another busy year in South Africa’s technology industry. From the drama at the SABC to the drama over the splitting of the department of communications, it’s been an interesting news year, but a frustrating one for the sector. We know what our favourite stories were in 2014

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Telkom, BCX wait for regulators

Telkom and Business Connexion (BCX) are still awaiting approvals from four regulators before the telecommunications operator’s R2,7bn acquisition of the JSE-listed IT services company can be consummated. In a statement to shareholders on Tuesday, BCX said the parties are

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BCX honours Mophatlane with foundation

JSE-listed technology group Business Connexion (BCX) has launched the Benjamin Mophatlane Foundation, in honour of its late CEO, to provide technology-orientated educational opportunities and sponsorships to previously disadvantaged

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Shareholder ‘aye’ to Telkom, BCX deal

Business Connexion shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a R2,7bn all-cash offer from Telkom, paving the way for a review by South Africa’s competition authorities and communications regulator Icasa. Telkom has offered BCX shareholders R6,60/share to buy 100% of the company. The deal is seen as

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Telkom, BCX deal goes to the vote

Business Connexion (BCX) shareholders will next week vote on whether to accept Telkom’s R2,7bn all-cash offer to buy them out. But the deal looks set to pass, with Telkom saying on Tuesday that 80% of shareholders have given their written undertaking to support the proposed deal. The meeting, which will take place on Monday

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BCX eyes December to tie up Telkom deal

JSE-listed IT services firm Business Connexion (BCX) hopes its sale to Telkom is finalised by late November or early December, although the company has admitted it could be delayed if the transaction is challenged

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Isaac Mophatlane new CEO at BCX

The late Benjamin Mophatlane’s twin brother, Isaac Mophatlane, has been appointed as CEO of JSE-listed technology services company Business Connexion. Benjamin Mophatlane passed away a month ago at the age of 41 following a heart attack. He had complained of chest pains during a meeting in Johannesburg and

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BCX CEO Benjamin Mophatlane dies

Business Connexion CEO Benjamin Mophatlane, 41, has died. “The Business Connexion Group board and exco announces with profound regret and sadness, the passing of our chief executive officer, Benjamin Mophatlane,” the company said in an internal e-mail. “Benjamin was in a meeting with

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Shake-up at Business Connexion

JSE-listed technology services group Business Connexion has announced an internal reorganisation meant to help it grow in international markets, it said on Tuesday. The process includes a change in the group’s executive team and the creation of a new group structure to allow for the