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Journalists named to interim SABC board

Journalists named to interim SABC board

President Jacob Zuma has appointed five members to the interim board of the SABC, with respected journalists among the people named at a crucial time for the financially troubled broadcaster. Zuma said in a statement on Sunday that

The man who toppled Apple in China

The man who toppled Apple in China

Duan Yongping is convinced Tim Cook didn’t have a clue who he was when they first met a couple years ago. The Apple boss probably does now. Duan is the reclusive billionaire who founded Oppo and Vivo

Inside Intel’s self-driving car megadeal

Inside Intel’s self-driving car megadeal

Intel’s expensive splurge at the car dealership makes sense, but it’s also clear that hype for the next generation of automotive technology is getting out of hand. Intel said Monday it will acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company

Netflix rival Iflix coming to SA

Netflix rival Iflix coming to SA

Netflix and ShowMax rival Iflix, which is promising a lower-cost alternative video-on-demand service, will be launched in South Africa and six other African countries, including Kenya and Nigeria. The platform, which until now has focused

The rise and rise of Logitech

The rise and rise of Logitech

Since Bracken Darrell took over Logitech International four years ago, the company’s stock has quadrupled on robust sales of snazzy PC accessories that complement products by the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google. But as Darrell plots

Why I want the new Nokia 3310

Why I want the new Nokia 3310

The comeback of the Nokia 3310, the icon of the “dumb phone” industry, is mainly a marketing gimmick by a Finnish start-up. But there are plenty of reasons to embrace it as something more – as an antidote to these

7 Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star

7 Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star

When astronomers eyeball little stars twinkling through their telescopes, they now know for certain that circling around some of them are worlds not unlike our own. On Wednesday, an international research team using

Grants crisis an indictment on gov’t

Grants crisis an indictment on gov’t

The dispute over South Africa’s social grant system and threatening millions of vulnerable beneficiaries with non-payment creates risks that go far beyond interrupting poor people’s access to desperately needed grants. The failure of the South African

Why Apple flopped in the living room

Why Apple flopped in the living room

Earlier this month, Apple poached the chief of Amazon’s Fire TV unit to run its television operations. Timothy D Twerdhal brings hardware and content experience to his new gig, and his hiring suggests a renewed

Liquid Telecom’s big plans for Neotel

Liquid Telecom’s big plans for Neotel

Liquid Telecom, the fast-growing pan-African telecommunications operator controlled by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, will spend billions of rand expanding newly acquired subsidiary Neotel’s data centres, wireless networks and fixed-line

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