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New spin doctor for Telkom

Telkom has appointed communications expert Jacqui O’Sullivan as its managing executive for group communication and public relations, replacing Praveen Naidoo, who is leaving the telecommunications operator. O’Sullivan, who has

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Gigaba wants super ministry for growth

Public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba wants all parastatals to be brought under his department to drive economic growth, he told the Sunday Times at the weekend. His department currently controlled eight parastatals, including SAA, Transnet, Eskom and Denel. With the exception of Broadband Infraco

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 186 – We be wigglin’

Sam Beckbessinger is back in the driving seat this week and is joined by Nic Callegari and Ben Kelly for a discussion about Telkom’s latest financial results, Google Music, the future of radio, employment in the technology sector, flight mode on planes, and much more

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CAA gives go-ahead for flight-mode phones

The SA Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given the green light to SA Airways (SAA) to allow passengers on the airline’s flights to use their smartphones and other supported devices in “flight mode”, where the devices’ radio antennae are switched off. SAA passengers on all domestic

Duncan McLeod
The sky’s not the limit

The rules airlines impose on the use of electronic gadgetry on their aircraft are incoherent and in many cases downright silly. It is time the industry applied consistent guidelines on the use of cellphones, e-readers and tablets on their flights. I’ve been travelling extensively around

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Flight-mode tests on SAA only

SA Airways is the only airline that can test the feasibility of using cellphones on its flights, the SA Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Friday. “The CAA wishes to clarify that despite reports from some media

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SAA to end flight-mode ban?

SA Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are testing the use of cellphones in flight mode on the national carriers’ aircraft. The move is a significant step for both the carrier and the authority

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World Cup spin doctor gets MTN top job

MTN has appointed former World Cup Organising Committee chief communications officer Rich Mkhondo as the new head of its corporate affairs department. He replaces Nozipho January-Bardill