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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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WBS rebrands as Rain, outlines 4G+ plans

Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), the holding company of iBurst and Broadlink acquired in 2015 by the Michael Jordaan- and Paul Harris-backed firm Multisource, has been rebranded as Rain. The company, which is building

Podcasts
Interview: Rain CEO Duncan Simpson-Craib

Broadlink and iBurst parent Wireless Business Solutions is now called Rain. Its CEO, Duncan Simpson-Craib, sat down with TechCentral on Tuesday to talk about the name change. Also in the podcast, Simpson-Craib goes into

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Naspers-backed start-up targets $500m IPO

Naspers investment Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based food takeout business backed by Germany’s Rocket Internet, announced plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the next few months to fund expansion in an increasingly

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Datatec in R10,5bn Westcon sale

Datatec said on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to sell subsidiary Westcon-Comstor’s operations in North America and Latin America for up to US$800m and 10% of Westcon-Comstor for $30m to US-listed IT supply

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Telkom to boost DSL to 100Mbit/s

Telkom has revealed a plan to speed up its copper-based broadband digital subscriber line network to up to 100Mbit/s. The telecommunications group’s CEO, Sipho Maseko, said at its annual

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Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker

Apple has entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home on Monday, taking on early leaders Amazon.com and Google. Apple’s speaker, called HomePod, emphasizes the enjoyment of

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Apple updates Mac line-up

Apple upgraded most of its Mac computers on Monday, including a powerful new offering for professional users, showing renewed commitment to a product line that critics say it neglected amid lacklustre

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