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Does spectrum auction really favour ‘duopoly’?

Cell C warned earlier this week that communications regulator Icasa’s proposed spectrum auction would serve only to entrench the dominance of South Africa’s…

Apple’s technological lag is starting to show

Apple’s technological lag is starting to show

A lack of ideas is a gloomy thing to behold in a tech leader. Executives try to strike all the right notes and…

Feature phones a huge opportunity in Africa

Feature phones a huge opportunity in Africa

Africa’s start-ups are seizing an opportunity they say Google and Apple have missed - making apps for non-smartphones. In a region where the…

Telkom FreeMe vs the competition

Telkom FreeMe vs the competition

Telkom is betting its FreeMe packages, announced on Thursday night and available from today (Monday), will shake up the South African mobile market.…

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Communications minister Faith Muthambi allegedly attempted to unduly influence Icasa councillor Nomvuyiso Batyi by offering her the position of chairwoman of the communications regulator in return for her…

A split inside the ANC over how radio frequency spectrum should be allocated - a split that risks retarding South Africa’s ICT sector - has now erupted into…

The rand raced to a more than eight-month high against the dollar on Friday, breaching the R14 mark for the first time since November partly due to data…

The Financial Services Board said on Friday it is looking into a programming error that caused the JSE to miscalculate inflows into SA equities by R98bn. The JSE…

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Game of Thrones, HBO’s epic fantasy series, was nominated for 23 Emmy awards, including best TV drama, propelling Time Warner’s premium cable network to the…

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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 150 – ‘The Pokémon election’

TalkCentral: Ep 150 – ‘The Pokémon election’

With just a few days to go to South Africa's municipal elections, TechCentral hosts Duncan McLeod…

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New light shed on Homo naledi mystery

New light shed on Homo naledi mystery

Many questions have been thrown up by the discovery in South Africa of a previously unidentified…

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Backspace: ‘What a chop!’

Backspace: ‘What a chop!’

View the latest cartoon from TechCentral cartoonist Jerm.…

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