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Storm clouds gather over ICT sector

Storm clouds gather over ICT sector

A sense of doom and gloom seems to be settling over South Africa’s information and communications technology industry. Some of the pessimism is inherited from the deep structural problems afflicting

M-Pesa’s SA relaunch a massive flop

M-Pesa’s SA relaunch a massive flop

In its annual report for the year to end March 2015, Vodacom tries to be frank about the re-relaunch in South Africa of M-Pesa, the mobile money transfer service that has fast become the de facto banking system in East Africa. This success in Kenya (and

A letter to an old flame

A letter to an old flame

Dear Flash, I never thought this day would come. For many years I have been one of your most ardent supporters and unabashed suitors. Maybe it betrays my age a little, but we have walked a long road together. At first, when I met you, we didn’t

Mteto Nyati’s ambitious plan to reinvent MTN

Mteto Nyati’s ambitious plan to reinvent MTN

Radically improving MTN’s customer service, aggressively growing the company’s top line – in part by taking market share from bigger rival Vodacom – expanding into business services, and building

A solution to SA’s power crisis

A solution to SA’s power crisis

Load shedding and spiralling electricity prices are now part of South African daily life. What, then, can be done about it? If one were to take a long view, one could confidently say that our electricity

We’re not trying to muzzle the media

We’re not trying to muzzle the media

South Africa’s online environment has evolved significantly in recent years. The number of people with access to the Internet has grown tremendously, and the ways in which people access information and knowledge differ quite markedly compared to just a

Calling Telkom’s bluff on enterprise development

Calling Telkom’s bluff on enterprise development

Full credit has to go to Telkom communications head Jacqui O’Sullivan for coming out swinging to my recent criticism of its enterprise development (ED) initiatives. It is just a pity that her argument didn’t make sense. As a quick rewind, I made

Adobe Flash: dead man walking

Adobe Flash: dead man walking

It’s installed on a billion computers around the globe, but before the end of this decade Adobe Flash will be dead. After two decades of ubiquity, the Flash platform is finally collapsing under its own weight. Flash Player used to be everywhere. You used it to

The challenge of connecting SA’s rural poor

The challenge of connecting SA’s rural poor

Carlos Rey-Moreno, senior researcher at the University of the Western Cape, is involved in a fascinating project to extend affordable connectivity – voice and data – to the remote and desperately poor

Why mobile money has flopped in SA

Why mobile money has flopped in SA

Anyone who has recently spent time in Kenya, Zimbabwe or Tanzania will have noticed the pervasive influence of mobile money on everyday life. People use it for a wide range of purposes from buying airtime to paying taxi drivers to making loan repayments

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