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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.…

Why Telkom went nuclear on mobile

Why Telkom went nuclear on mobile

Telkom has signalled it’s ready for a serious fight with its bigger rivals, this week taking the wraps off aggressively priced, 4G/LTE data-led…

Telkom just turned SA telecoms on its head

Telkom just turned SA telecoms on its head

Let’s accept the point of departure: mobile contract packages are broken. There are too many bundled voice minutes hardly anyone depletes and an…

How Africa can build a homegrown tech sector

How Africa can build a homegrown tech sector

Africa is coming online rapidly. Internet penetration in the continent is growing faster than in any other region in the world, giving millions…

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South Africa’s communications regulator has defended its move to launch a wireless broadband spectrum auction amid government threatening legal action over the move. Earlier this month, Icasa month…

New standards to facilitate card payments using fingerprint authentication have been introduced to make transactions more secure and convenient for consumers. The Payments Association of South Africa, in…

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele must abandon his plan to take legal action to stop communications regulator Icasa from proceeding with a plan to auction off…

Four of the SABC journalists that were axed by the broadcaster must be reinstated, the labour court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday. "The respondent's dismissals of the second…

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2016 Emmy nominations announced

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

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 149 – ‘FreeMe, Seymour’

TalkCentral: Ep 149 – ‘FreeMe, Seymour’

In the latest episode of TechCentral's podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about…

TalkCentral: Ep 148 – ‘Ken sent me’

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MeerKAT making waves

MeerKAT making waves

Science & technology minister Naledi Pandor says with only 16 dishes launched so far, the MeerKAT…

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Backspace: ‘Found one!’

Backspace: ‘Found one!’

View the latest cartoon from TechCentral cartoonist Jerm.…

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