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Podcast | MTN SA tech chief Giovanni Chiarelli

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to MTN South Africa chief technology and information officer Giovanni Chiarelli. It's a…

TalkCentral: Ep 177 – ‘Siyabonga, Cwele’

TalkCentral: Ep 177 – ‘Siyabonga, Cwele’

It's podcast time! In this week's episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about telecommunications minister Siyabonga Cwele's decision…

Podcast | Denel Spaceteq engineer Jonathan Lun

Podcast | Denel Spaceteq engineer Jonathan Lun

On this episode of the TechCentral podcast, we chat to South African space engineer Jonathan Lun about being named winner of Singularity University's…

Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

In the wake of the significant news this week that Microsoft will open two Azure data centre facilities in South Africa, TechCentral editor…

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The two new data centres that Microsoft plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they…

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba has been placed at the centre of efforts by President Jacob Zuma and his allies to raid state assets and reap billions of rand…

In South Africa, it may make more sense for mobile operators to discontinue their 3G networks, replacing them with 4G/LTE, while keeping legacy 2G infrastructure in place. That…

MTN South Africa will hit a "spectrum ceiling" soon that could affect its ability to continue to expand services to consumers. That’s the warning from the mobile operator’s…

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With the recent launch of Nintendo’s latest, next-generation gaming console the Japanese company has made some pretty bold moves. When directly compared to the most recent PlayStation and…

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Microsoft is adding a new marketplace - and a brand new currency - within the videogame Minecraft, opening up the opportunity for businesses to sell their original content…

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It can be hard to write about the music of videogames while we are bathed in the projected glory of today’s high-definition, 4K, 60-frames-per-second photorealistic graphics. And given…

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Employment start-up Giraffe goes national

Employment start-up Giraffe goes national

South African employment start-up Giraffe, which uses mobile phone technology to match people with work opportunities, has announced plans to expand its services across South…

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Amazon unveils the Echo Show

Amazon unveils the Echo Show

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ANC NEC to discuss Zuma’s removal

ANC NEC to discuss Zuma’s removal

The top leadership of the ANC will discuss removing President Jacob Zuma from his post at…

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Ex-Accenture SA boss behind new tech fund

Ex-Accenture SA boss behind new tech fund

Clive Butkow, a former management consultant who spent 28 years at Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen), is…

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Backspace: ‘In moderation’

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