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Technology made ZAR X launch possible

Technology made ZAR X launch possible

South Africa’s new stock exchange, ZAR X, listed its first companies on Monday, with Senwes and parent Senwesbel the first to join the bourse. It’s the first rival to the incumbent, the JSE, in decades. The new stock market, which is entirely electronic

Interview: ZAR X CTO Jim Brent [podcast]

Interview: ZAR X CTO Jim Brent [podcast]

In this episode, Duncan McLeod chats to Jim Brent, the chief technology officer of South Africa’s new stock exchange, ZAR X. Brent tells McLeod about how technology and telecommunications – particularly the proliferation of

Outa seeks Eskom break-up

Outa seeks Eskom break-up

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, long a thorn in the side of roads agency Sanral over the tolling of Gauteng roads, has now set its sights on Eskom, lodging a complaint with the Competition Commission seeking the state-owned power

Let’s not build another monopoly

Let’s not build another monopoly

There is a prevailing view in government – or certainly in the department of telecommunications & postal services – that infrastructure competition in providing broadband is bad. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Big growth in online shopping in SA

Big growth in online shopping in SA

Online spending in South Africa is expected to reach R53bn by next year, from R37,1bn in the past 12 months, according to new research commissioned by PayPal and conducted by Ipsos. It’s the third time the companies have done the research

Backspace: ‘Gone shopping’

Backspace: ‘Gone shopping’

View the latest cartoon from TechCentral cartoonist Jerm.

Reasons to fear Facebook’s dystopian future

Reasons to fear Facebook’s dystopian future

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto, penned clearly in response to accusations levelled at the social network in the wake of the bitter US election campaign, is a scary, dystopian document. It shows that Facebook – launched, in Zuckerberg’s

Electric cars could change everything in SA

Electric cars could change everything in SA

South Africa’s energy planning revolves around two interrelated but separate processes, the Integrated Energy Plan and the Integrated Resource Plan. The IEP covers all energy, including liquid fuels/transport and the IRP

Icasa defers spectrum auction indefinitely

Icasa defers spectrum auction indefinitely

Communications regulator Icasa has deferred a planned auction of high-demand spectrum indefinitely. In a notice published in the Government Gazette, Icasa said it is deferring the timeframe for the award process “until further notice”. The move is

Samsung boss arrested on bribery allegations

Samsung boss arrested on bribery allegations

Samsung Group’s Jay Y Lee was formally arrested on allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement, an extraordinary step that jeopardises the executive’s ascent to the top role at the world’s biggest smartphone maker. The Seoul central district court

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