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Uber buys South African tech firm in major exit

Uber Eats, the food delivery business of ride-hailing giant Uber, has acquired South African-owned restaurant technology company orderTalk in what is being billed as a significant exit for Cape Town-based venture capital investor

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Shuttleworth finds earthly riches with Ubuntu

He’s best known for being the world’s first “Afronaut”, but since returning to Earth from his 2002 trip on Russia’s Soyuz TM-34 rocket ship, Cape Town native Mark Shuttleworth set about with the conquest of a much more lucrative

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Mark Shuttleworth’s HBD exits FlightScope

South African Internet billionaire Mark Shuttleworth’s HBD Venture Capital has sold its stake in South African 3D Doppler ball-tracking sports radar specialist FlightScope to management on what

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Why Shuttleworth lost exchange control case

A R250,5m exit levy charged to billionaire Mark Shuttleworth when he transferred his assets out of South Africa in 2009 was “not inconsistent with the constitution”. This is according to a judgment handed down

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Shuttleworth said to mull Canonical IPO

Mark Shuttleworth is giving serious thought about a possible initial public offering or listing of Canonical, the company behind his Ubuntu Linux operating system for PCs and smartphones. This is

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Judgment reserved in Shuttleworth case

The constitutional court on Tuesday reserved judgment in the South African Reserve Bank’s application for leave to appeal a supreme court of appeal judgment in favour of billionaire technology entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth

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Concourt to sit in Shuttleworth case

The constitutional court will on Tuesday hear the South African Reserve Bank’s application for leave to appeal a supreme court of appeal judgment in favour of entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Last year, the supreme court ordered that the Reserve Bank repay Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite?

A new arrival into an extremely competitive market, the first Ubuntu-powered phone has finally gone on sale in Europe — two years after a failed attempt to generate crowdfunding nevertheless raised US$12m. A sleek, polished rectangle, it appears much like other

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