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Sentech poised to name new CEO

Sentech’s board has nominated a new CEO to lead the troubled stated-owned company. But it will only be a position to name the individual chosen once cabinet has approved his appointment, probably later this month. That’s the word from Sentech chairman Quraysh Patel

Q&A with Neotel’s Ajay Pandey

Neotel expects to double the number of retail consumers using its network within the next six to nine months as a direct result of its launching its first prepaid services. MD Ajay Pandey says he’d be

First flight for Virgin spaceship (video)

Virgin Galactic has taken its first steps to making commercial space travel a reality, with Sunday’s first flight of SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Enterprise. Enterprise was released from its mother ship, Eve, at an altitude of 13,7km.

Neotel back for another go

Telecommunications operator Neotel is back for another stab at the consumer market, relaunching its offerings in voice and entry level broadband. The company, which has struggled to make a meaningful impact in the consumer telecoms space

Sentech revives broadband network plans

State-owned broadcast signal distributor Sentech is getting ready for another go at building a national wireless broadband network, TechCentral has learnt exclusively. This time, though, it’s promising not to repeat the mistakes

Why Enslaved is worth the trip

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, the new game from Ninja Theory, takes its place alongside Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as one of the most memorably cinematic games of this console generation.

TalkCentral: Episode 11 – ‘Heita’

Episode 11 of TalkCentral, SA’s business technology podcast, is now available for download or audio streaming. This week your hosts Candice Jones and Duncan McLeod talk about the imminent launch of Telkom’s mobile offerings and its “Heita” marketing campaign.

More trouble brewing at Kelly Group

A leadership tussle at recruitment and placements firm Kelly Group has escalated further with yet another executive linked to ousted deputy CEO Mthunzi Mdwaba facing disciplinary charges. Connie Motshumi, the group’s business development director

M-commerce gold rush ‘doesn’t stack up’

A bubble similar to the dot-com mania of the late 1990s is inflating in the mobile payments industry in SA. And many of companies are going to be hurt when it bursts. That’s the view of Standard Bank director Herman Singh

SABC chief in ‘bizarre’ predicament

SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle is taking huge financial strain, saying he has run up legal bills of more than R500 000 in the six weeks since his suspension by the broadcaster’s board. Breaking his silence in an exclusive interview — he said the board had gagged him