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Showdown looming over Turkcell’s R53bn MTN claim

MTN’s Turkcell headache just won’t go away. The JSE-listed telecommunications group is headed to court after a legal challenge from the Turkish operator, this time in Johannesburg, over the awarding of its operating licence in

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How much Vodacom bosses are paid

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub took home a total of R21,4m in the 2017 financial year, the group revealed in its annual report, published on Thursday. That’s a small decline on the R21,8m he was paid in 2016. Joosub’s 2017 package

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Smartphone sales in SA, rest of Africa tank

Mobile phone sales in South Africa and the broader continent fell “drastically” in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of last year, new research released by International Data Corp this week showed. The technology

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Photos: Inside Facebook’s new African HQ

Facebook has moved its African operations into stunning new premises in Bryanston, north of Johannesburg. The US social networking giant, which established its African headquarters in South Africa 23 months ago has

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Don’t get burnt in the bitcoin frenzy

If you have heard of bitcoin and ethereum, you are also likely to be aware that these cryptocurrencies have been reaching record highs. Since the start of the year, the value of a single bitcoin has risen from US$968 to a peak of over

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Rain appoints operations chief

Wireless broadband network operator Rain, until recently known as Wireless Business Solutions, has hired a chief operating officer. The company said on Wednesday that it has apppointed Gareth Tindall, an

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Showmax to launch original programming

Showmax is getting into original programming. The Naspers-owned Internet video streaming company said on Tuesday that it has begun filming of the first “Showmax Original”, featuring SuzelleDIY star Julia Anastasopoulos. The company said

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Interview: Microsoft SA’s Clifford de Wit

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, we chat to Microsoft chief innovation officer Clifford de Wit about all things cloud, including the company’s investment into two Azure data centres in South Africa. What does the investment actually

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