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And now for the Gupta news

The influence of the powerful and politically well-connected Gupta family is set to grow this year with the addition to its media portfolio of a 24-hour news channel on the continent-wide DStv satellite platform, and a new prime-time slot on SABC. The owners of

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Naspers rides Tencent to Internet fortune

When Naspers stumbled on a little-known Chinese Internet company in 2001, it could not have dreamed that a US$32m investment would account for more than 80% of the media conglomerate’s R200bn market cap now. Tencent Holdings is the largest Internet solutions provider in China and Naspers, which

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Naspers Internet pioneer Antonie Roux dies

The man who helped pioneer media giant Naspers’s online expansion, Antonie Roux, passed away in a hospital in Germany in Sunday after undergoing surgery. He was 54. Roux, who was a former CEO of Internet service provider MWeb, joined the Naspers group as a junior technician in 1979 and was a founding member of pay-TV

Duncan McLeod
The show’s starting

Telkom did something last week no one thought it ever would: its Internet service provider, TelkomInternet, jumped onto the uncapped broadband bandwagon, adopting a market trend started 18 months ago by its rival, MWeb. The news came as a

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SA broadband a ‘tragic story’ – Koos Bekker

Naspers MD Koos Bekker has lamented the lack of broadband in SA, describing it as a “tragic story” created by a decade of poor regulation. Speaking on Talk Radio 702’s The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield on Monday evening, Bekker

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Roux takes reins at Naspers’s MIH

Long-serving Naspers executive Antonie Roux has taken the reins at MIH Group, the JSE-listed media group’s biggest subsidiary. MIH holds all of Naspers’s electronic interests, including pay-TV operator MultiChoice

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Q&A with MWeb CEO Rudi Jansen

MWeb dropped a bombshell on the SA Internet industry on Thursday morning when it announced it was slashing the cost of fixed-line broadband and introducing uncapped offerings starting at just R219/month. The move, which brings SA more in line with Internet prices in other markets, could spark a price war among Internet service providers in the next few months.

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