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Deals site Groupon shuts up shop in SA

Deals site Groupon shuts up shop in SA

Groupon South Africa is closing its doors with immediate effect, the company said in a note to customers on Friday. “We are sorry to inform you that as of 4 November 2016, Groupon has wound down its operations in South Africa and we are unable

Uber’s GM on building a business in Africa

Uber’s GM on building a business in Africa

Uber’s GM for sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits, shares some insights with Nastassia Arendse into the company’s expansion plans. Uber Africa’s emergence as one of the continent’s more reliable transit

Why Blue Label’s share run is overdone

Why Blue Label’s share run is overdone

Blue Label’s share price has been on a strong run since it announced its intention to invest a 35% equity stake in Cell C at the end of last year. Coupled with good growth numbers in its first half 2016 results, it has gained more than 60% so far

Nobel physicists could revolutionise computing

Nobel physicists could revolutionise computing

British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”. The reference

Rush to beat Apple backfires on Samsung

Rush to beat Apple backfires on Samsung

Few things motivate Samsung employees like the opportunity to take advantage of weakness at Apple. Earlier this year, managers at the Korean company began hearing the next iPhone wouldn’t have any eye-popping innovations. The device would look

SA needs an urgent political realignment

SA needs an urgent political realignment

The fundamental problem confronting South Africa today is a political culture that is defective and out of kilter with the needs of the majority of the people. Innovative thinking about transforming the economy is stunted by political

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

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