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TalkCentral: Ep 87 – ‘Hiked’

In this episode of TalkCentral, your regular hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson dive into the big technology stories of the past week. Among other things, they chat about Telkom’s tariff hikes and the news TechCentral broke on Friday about the liquidation of John Holdsworth’s AppChat. Also this week

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South African Newsmakers of 2012

After considerable debate about this list between TechCentral’s editors, we have settled on our South African Newsmakers of 2012. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year. Also

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Holdsworth appeal denied

AppChat founder John Holdsworth has been denied leave to appeal against a judgment in his high-profile legal battle with Reunert, the JSE-listed company that bought ECN Telecommunications, a company he founded and led until 2011. The decision to deny

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Holdsworth accuses operators of ‘robbery’

Outspoken AppChat founder John Holdsworth has challenged SA’s incumbent mobile operators to do away with peak and off-peak rates and adopt “pay-for-what-you-use” models. “Overage”, where operators charge higher out-of-bundle rates once contract users have exhausted their voice, SMS and data

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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, AppChat get court date for showdown

A date has been set for the court showdown between JSE-listed Reunert and John Holdsworth and his new company, mobile virtual network operator AppChat. However, the matter will only be heard in early August, more than two months after the parties had expected they would square off in front of a

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Smaller players back call for MTR cut

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig suggested this week that mobile termination rates (MTRs) — the fees mobile operators charge other players to carry calls onto their networks — should be reduced further after they are cut to 40c/minute in March next year. Knott-Craig told

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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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