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What spooked Telkom investors

Telkom’s share price fell sharply on Thursday as investors assessed the implications of faster than expected capital expenditure and a concomitant rise in debt to sustain it. The share price fell 4,2%% to close at R67,64/share

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Democracy never faced a threat like Facebook

The social media giants based in the US may soon face a new attack in Europe. There’s a perception among activists and officials that the basis of their business model – targeted advertising – can be a threat to democracy. In a speech on

World
Tesla now worth more than BMW

Tesla stock is the new ultimate driving machine. Shares of Elon Musk’s electric-car maker climbed 1,4% as of 11.10am Friday, boosting its market capitalisation to US$61,6bn, about $280m more than BMW. Tesla now ranks as the

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TV encryption: Muthambi wins concourt battle

Former communications minister Faith Muthambi has won a constitutional court battle against e.tv over encryption in the set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television. The minister, who was shifted out of the portfolio

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IS pivots with new CloudWAN platform

Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions has launched a new wide-area networking technology solution called CloudWAN, which it believes will fundamentally change the way it services corporate customers in the coming years and also transform

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Bitcoin perplexes currency analysts

Bitcoin is gold for millennials. Or maybe it’s that generation’s fine wine and collectible art. Or just a bubble waiting to burst. For foreign-exchange analysts trying to use traditional methods to value

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Telkom a lone beacon of hope

Telkom reported stellar results on Monday, proving that privatisation is the only real option to solve the dire financial positions and the criminal lack of corporate governance at virtually all of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises. The reported results

Podcasts
Interview: Mustek CEO David Kan

In the latest episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to a pioneer of the PC industry in South Africa, Mustek founder and CEO David Kan, about 30 years in business. Listen to to the podcast to hear

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AlphaCode, Nedbank buy into Entersekt

Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, through financial technology innovation hub AlphaCode, and Nedbank Private Equity, through BoE Private Equity Investors, have each acquired minority shareholdings in South African fintech player Entersekt in

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