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MTN cuts off 4,5m subscribers in Nigeria

MTN cuts off 4,5m subscribers in Nigeria

Nigeria and South Africa have again served to put pressure on MTN’s subscriber numbers, with group customers declining by 1,4% quarter on quarter for the three-month period ended 31

IT tender scandal erupts at correctional services

IT tender scandal erupts at correctional services

The department of correctional services wanted to overpay a company by more than R300m for providing IT services that should have cost the taxpayer R50m. The government’s chief procurement officer, Kenneth Brown, revealed in parliament on

PMI points to bleak outlook

PMI points to bleak outlook

The latest Standard Bank South Africa Purchasing Managers’ Index paints a bleak picture of the South African economy, signalling the most marked deterioration in operating conditions in over one-and-a-half years. The Standard Bank survey produced by

Revised ICT sector code: what you need to know

Revised ICT sector code: what you need to know

Trade & industry minister Rob Davies published a draft aligned ICT sector code for public comment in the Government Gazette on 24 February 2016. Five days later, on 29 February, the minister

Africa is still rising, despite recent troubles

Africa is still rising, despite recent troubles

The historic combination of favourable macroeconomic conditions for Africa began to reverse in 2013, with a weakening of most commodity prices as well as the taper tantrum in the global financial

Sim-swap victim feels ‘betrayed’

Sim-swap victim feels ‘betrayed’

Cape Town audiologist Gail Jacklin, who lost over R200 000 in a Sim-swap scam earlier this year, says she is emotionally drained and has lost trust in both First National Bank and MTN. Earlier this week, private consulting forensic

Statement by Pravin Gordhan: full text

Statement by Pravin Gordhan: full text

Over the past few weeks, I have worked with the national treasury to deliver a budget that reinforces South Africa’s fiscal credibility and outlines the measures we will take to improve economic growth and tackle our challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment

How the Internet is re-scripting television

How the Internet is re-scripting television

Earlier this month, YouTube’s new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, YouTube Red, launched its first swag of “original” programmes. This followed news of significant rights acquisitions by SVOD services at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals

Post Office lease unlawful: Madonsela

Post Office lease unlawful: Madonsela

The Post Office’s acquisition of a R161m, 10-year lease in 2010 for an office building in Centurion, Gauteng was “tainted by procurement irregularities and corruption”. This is according

Watch your kids’ Internet use: security minister

Watch your kids’ Internet use: security minister

State security minister David Mahlobo urged parents to keep an eye on what their children were doing on the Internet and social media. ”Have an interest. What is your child doing

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