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MTN’s Zakhele Futhi: weighing up the options

MTN’s Zakhele Futhi: weighing up the options

MTN has announced plans for the introduction of its third black economic empowerment deal, valued at R9,9 billion, and it’s received a great deal of attention from investors and analysts alike. The proposed scheme will see the issue

Muthambi ‘pressured’ Icasa over Gupta TV

Muthambi ‘pressured’ Icasa over Gupta TV

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 giving a television

Telkom warns of LTE congestion

Telkom warns of LTE congestion

Telkom is experiencing congestion on some sections of its fixed-wireless 4G/LTE network in busier metropolitan areas, it said on Wednesday. It blamed an “exceptional increase” in demand in recent

Can the SABC be saved from itself?

Can the SABC be saved from itself?

The SABC staggers from one crisis to the next. It has been politically contested from apartheid days, used by ruling parties as a valuable propaganda tool since its formation in 1936. The broadcaster has been extremely contentious in recent years

India’s $4 smartphone seems too good to be true

India’s $4 smartphone seems too good to be true

In the next few weeks, the world’s cheapest smartphone will meet the world’s fastest growing smartphone market. In theory, at least. A little-known Indian company called Ringing Bells Pvt is set to start shipping the Freedom 251. The prototype

Elon Musk, rocket man

Elon Musk, rocket man

The South African born, billionaire mega-techpreneur Elon Musk is actually human — but you might not think so after reading Ashlee Vance’s superb biography. We often think we know someone better after we read a book

Jimmy Manyi blames business for economic rout

Jimmy Manyi blames business for economic rout

The private sector is actually the culprit who is to blame for South Africa’s current economic problems, Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi, president of the Progressive Professionals Forum, claimed on Wednesday

SA pays price for poorly regulated telecoms

SA pays price for poorly regulated telecoms

Telecommunications clearly facilitates economic growth and participation. As such, countries should care about competitive outcomes in this sector. When competition works it can result in

SA schools don’t get e-learning

SA schools don’t get e-learning

Few schools in South Africa have the ability to roll out effective e-learning programmes because of a lack of understanding of these platforms, says an industry insider. “Despite some pockets of understanding, in our experience

SA clears final ‘junk’ hurdle

SA clears final ‘junk’ hurdle

Ratings agency Fitch on Wednesday affirmed South Africa’s investment grade credit, and surprisingly kept its outlook stable, but it warned that political and growth concerns should be addressed. This follows rating reviews by Moody’s

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