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SA can no longer afford Eskom’s monopoly

South Africa has not had load shedding for nearly a year. This is a welcome development after years of power cuts that constrained…

MTN’s Zakhele Futhi: weighing up the options

MTN’s Zakhele Futhi: weighing up the options

MTN has announced plans for the introduction of its third black economic empowerment deal, valued at R9,9 billion, and it’s received a great…

IBM unveils Johannesburg research lab

IBM unveils Johannesburg research lab

IBM has opened its second research location in Africa, and its first in South Africa, with an IBM Research Lab unveiled on Thursday…

SA the big loser as Zuma goes for broke

SA the big loser as Zuma goes for broke

Stung by his ruling party’s worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid, President Jacob Zuma is going for broke in a battle…

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South Africa’s Gupta family, which has been accused of using its friendship with President Jacob Zuma for gain, plans to sell all its South African business interests by…

Reeling from his ruling party’s worst-ever election performance and a public backlash over a police investigations into his finance minister, President Jacob Zuma’s room to manoeuvre appears to…

Naspers is facing challenges from weaker African currencies and competition from US technology operators as the continent’s biggest company by market values tries to grow its Internet and…

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has played down concerns of possible financial losses at the SABC. Earlier this year, the Sunday Times reported that an internal SABC document revealed…

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Meet the SA youngsters taking on WhatsApp

Themba Moyo, 36, and Lisa Phendla, 33, have a plan to build the next big thing in instant messaging, and they’re going to do it by allowing consumers…

Vinny Lingham’s Civic launched

Vinny Lingham’s Civic launched

Serial South African technology entrepreneur Vinny Lingham - the man behind Yola and Gyft and a co-founder of the Silicon Cape Initiative - has just gone live with…

SA’s top start-up named

SA’s top start-up named

Seedstars World, a global seed-stage start-up competition for emerging markets, has named IDWork as South Africa’s top start-up. The company will represent South Africa at the Seedstars Summit…

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Digging up data: the leap from fossils to finance

Digging up data: the leap from fossils to finance

A former palaeoanthropologist with a fascination for statistics is now turning her attention to South Africa’s financial markets. Merrill van der Walt, who was recently…

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Garmin Forerunner 630 review: run wild

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: run wild

Annual product refreshes of smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy S series have become…

LG G5: great phone, but modularity a gimmick

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TalkCentral: Ep 151 – ‘Codpast’

TalkCentral: Ep 151 – ‘Codpast’

In this extra-length edition of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about South…

TalkCentral: Ep 150 – ‘The Pokémon election’

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Juno space probe makes history

Juno space probe makes history

After leaving Earth more than five years ago, the space probe orbiting Jupiter has flown closer…

Why time flies by as we get older

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Backspace: ‘About Time’

Backspace: ‘About Time’

View the latest cartoon from TechCentral cartoonist Jerm.…

Backspace: ‘Endless repeats’