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Econet said to seek UK listing with $8bn value

African telecommunications group Econet is considering selling shares on the London Stock Exchange at a valuation of about US$8bn next year after combining new and existing assets, according to people familiar with the matter

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Your future commute could be by taxi drone

A Chinese start-up has developed a flying car that it plans to roll out as soon as next year. EHang’s E-184 drone can carry one passenger in its small cockpit, but the firm says it’s working on a model that can carry two. EHang’s

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Bleak Black Friday start for Takealot

South Africa’s biggest online retailer has fallen over under the pressure of shoppers looking for Black Friday deals. Both Takealot.com’s website and mobile app were down on Friday morning, with customers reporting

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The sober person’s guide to Black Friday

South Africans are embracing the opportunities that come with Black Friday specials. In the past three years, online shopping and e-commerce have been picking up, especially with retailers promoting specials days before the big

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SABC wants DStv to pay to carry its channels

The SABC wants DStv parent MultiChoice to pay to carry its channels on its pay-television platform. Until now, the Naspers-owned broadcaster has been able to offer the channels free of charge in terms

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Government slammed over ICT bill

Cabinet last Friday approved the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, which, if enacted, will see sweeping changes to legislation governing South Africa’s ICT sector that will force through the creation of a

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