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Internet Solutions to buy MWeb

Internet Solutions to buy MWeb

In an unexpected move, Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions is getting into the retail consumer Internet market. IS said on Friday that it is acquiring Internet service provider MWeb Connect for an undisclosed

TalkCentral: Ep 160 – ‘Snake on a podcast’

TalkCentral: Ep 160 – ‘Snake on a podcast’

On TalkCentral this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Internet Solutions’ planned acquisition of MWeb. Also this week, Nokia’s making a comeback (kind of), the Orange

MTN Nigeria listing in jeopardy

MTN Nigeria listing in jeopardy

MTN Group’s plan to sell shares in its Nigerian unit on the local stock exchange next year is at risk following allegations by lawmakers that Africa’s biggest wireless carrier illegally moved almost

Gloom descends on MTN’s new BEE scheme

Gloom descends on MTN’s new BEE scheme

As MTN’s much-lauded black economic empowerment scheme Zakhele enters the final stages of its maturity, uncertainty is growing in the market about the take-up of the newly formed Zakhele Futhi by investors. MTN Zakhele Futhi was meant to be

Nokia smartphones back on the market soon

Nokia smartphones back on the market soon

Nokia smartphones will make a comeback next year, and the current owners of the Finnish brand are betting that the connection it built with billions of consumers during a decade of dominance hasn’t been broken. HMD Global has secured

UK’s new surveillance law threatens privacy

UK’s new surveillance law threatens privacy

In a news cycle still fixated on the US election result, on 15 November members of the UK’s upper house of parliament gave final approval to the country’s most invasive surveillance legislation to date. The Investigatory Powers Act gives government

Where’s the Woan impact assessment, DA asks

Where’s the Woan impact assessment, DA asks

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has questioned whether the department of telecommunications & postal services has conducted a regulatory impact assessment for its planned wireless open-access network. The controversial proposed

SA must tackle dominant firms

SA must tackle dominant firms

The focus on “state capture” in South Africa has tended to divert attention from a deeper question. How can the distribution of wealth and control over the economy be changed in material terms? There is an implicit justification for corruption

Orange has killed its online store – here’s why

Orange has killed its online store – here’s why

The Orange Online Store, a source of lower-cost handsets free of operator bloatware, has been shut down in South Africa — and worldwide. South African visitors to the online store, operated by the French

Nhleko sells R123m in MTN shares

Nhleko sells R123m in MTN shares

MTN Group executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko has sold shares worth about R123m as he prepares to hand over the day-to-day running of Africa’s biggest wireless company to incoming CEO Rob Shuter. Nhleko will also benefit from the

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