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Samsung succession in disarray

The long-orchestrated plan to cement Jay Y Lee’s position atop Samsung Group may put him in jail instead, raising questions about who would…

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

As iPhone turns 10, worries over Apple’s direction

Ten years ago this week, Steve Jobs took to a stage in San Francisco to unveil the first iPhone. In the intervening decade,…

Drone industry crashes into reality

Drone industry crashes into reality

Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week could play around with a dizzying array of unmanned aerial vehicles. Drones…

Will AI ever understand human emotions?

Will AI ever understand human emotions?

How would you feel about getting therapy from a robot? Emotionally intelligent machines may not be as far away as they seem. Over…

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Government, set to miss a deadline to appoint a new distributor of welfare grants worth about R140bn/year to more than 17m people, asked aspirant bidders to an information…

Naspers, Africa’s biggest company by market value, is seeking partnerships with mobile phone operators on the continent to boost its video-on-demand business and help compete with US giant…

A total of 37 independent power producers, who are affected by Eskom’s delay in signing power purchase agreements with them, have obtained legal opinion from respected senior advocate…

Parliament may ask the new SABC board, once it has been appointed, to conduct a forensic audit into a controversial channel supply agreement between the public broadcaster and…

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The best games of 2016

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The gaming year in 2016 was dominated by massive shooters and the eventual release of titles that have spent ages in development, including Final Fantasy…

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Cyril can fix the ANC, but…

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has confirmed his availability to contest the presidency of the ANC at its 54th national conference later this year. He has already…

SA rebukes DA mayor over Taiwan visit

SA rebukes DA mayor over Taiwan visit

The South African government said a visit to Taiwan by the mayor of Tshwane breached foreign policy and was “highly regrettable.” Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga, from the opposition…

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Open warfare erupts in SA police services

Allegations of treason, espionage and revolutionary plots to topple President Jacob Zuma are stoking a no-holds-barred fight between senior police officers for control of the nation’s security apparatus.…

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Africa tech start-ups raised R1,7bn in 2016

Africa tech start-ups raised R1,7bn in 2016

African technology start-ups raised at least $129m in funding in 2016, with the number of companies securing funding rising by almost 17% over the previous…

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Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

The new 5,2-inch Sony Xperia XZ (R12 999) is the high-end successor to last year’s 5,2-inch Z5,…

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TalkCentral: Ep 163 – ‘Backdoors and Bobiverses’

On the first episode of TalkCentral for 2017, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat…

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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: ‘Fake news’

View the latest cartoon from TechCentral cartoonist Jerm.…

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