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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 building a new, R100m fund for high-potential South African start-up technology businesses

ICT white paper may be out this week

ICT white paper may be out this week

The national integrated ICT policy white paper, which is likely to set the cat among the pigeons over spectrum policy, will be discussed at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. The white

Pinnacle plunges on new bribery allegations

Pinnacle plunges on new bribery allegations

Pinnacle Holdings’ share price plunged by 17,4% on Monday after it warned shareholders that it has been drawn into a case involving corruption charges against a top South African National Defence Force official. “Pinnacle shareholders

Icasa ‘must explain’ mysterious Lot A

Icasa ‘must explain’ mysterious Lot A

The failure by Icasa to explain what a reserved “Lot A” of radio frequency spectrum will be used for should result in the communications regulator being prevented from proceeding with its planned spectrum auction, Cell C has argued

New WBS investors not in for an easy ride

New WBS investors not in for an easy ride

Former top bankers Michael Jordaan and Paul Harris could steal a march on South Africa’s established mobile telecommunications operators when they launch their new national wireless broadband network early next year thanks

Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money

Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money

Excessive regulation, a business model that tried to do too much too soon and trust worries among consumers. These are the reasons Vodacom’s M-Pesa and MTN’s Mobile Money failed in South Africa, according to the CEO

New LTE network: Q&A with Michael Jordaan

New LTE network: Q&A with Michael Jordaan

South Africa’s newest mobile broadband network, to be built by iBurst and Broadlink parent company Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), will be launched in early 2017, one of its backers, former First National Bank CEO

The smartphone revolution is over

The smartphone revolution is over

It’s been less than a decade since Apple shook the mobile telecommunications industry to its foundations with the original iPhone. The handset helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company (US$620bn this week) and inflicted huge

Note7 debacle a temporary setback for Samsung

Note7 debacle a temporary setback for Samsung

Twenty-two billion dollars. That’s the value that was wiped off the market capitalisation of Samsung Electronics in two days last week as investors took stock of implications of a global recall of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy

Large SA church group to launch MVNO

Large SA church group to launch MVNO

One of South Africa’s largest church groups, Shepherd Bushiri Ministries International, which claims to have about 2m followers, is launching a mobile virtual network operator to offer congregants voice and data

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