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Euthanase Sentech

The latest example of a moribund state-owned enterprise is Sentech. It was once the signal distribution arm of the SABC, but was separated from its parent broadcaster when e-tv was licenced. It was encouraged to expand its lines of business by the former communications minister, Poison

Geeks retreating, talking, teaching

The second GeekRetreat was held last weekend in the picturesque surroundings of Stanford, in the Western Cape. This gathering of technology entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, and venture capitalists is unique in its format and composition

Interconnect is a red herring

Communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda announced a token cut in peak-time interconnection rates between mobile operators, to take effect in February and March next year. The cut was half as big as the reduction the regulator had earlier contemplated, and off-peak rates weren’t cut at all