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TalkCentral: Ep 208 – ‘Hola, Barcelona!’

23 Feb, 2018

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg preview what's expected at Mobile World Congress 2018, which kicks off on Monday. What new phones are coming, and what will be the

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What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2018

23 Feb, 2018

Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry’s biggest conference, begins next week in Barcelona, where more than 100 000 people are set to see the latest smartphones, artificial intelligence devices and autonomous

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Cell C eyes stock market debut in two years

23 Feb, 2018

Cell C will list on the stock market, possibly as soon as 24 months from now, according to the mobile operator’s CEO, Jose Dos Santos. Speaking to TechCentral this week, Dos Santos said the company has pencilled in late 2019

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How Kylie Jenner crashed Snapchat’s stock

23 Feb, 2018

Snap’s flagship platform has lost some lustre, at least according to one social media "influencer" in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Shares of the Snapchat parent company sank 6.1% on Thursday, wiping out $1.3bn in

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SpaceX blasts first broadband satellites into space

23 Feb, 2018

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a customer payload plus its own broadband demonstration satellites in the company’s first mission since millions tuned in earlier this month for its Falcon Heavy

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Mustek reports 55% rise in Heps

22 Feb, 2018

Mustek has hiked headline earnings per share by 55.5% in the six months to 31 December 2017, though revenue climbed by only 1.5% to R2.6bn. The slower revenue growth was due to a decision to reduce supply of

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Blue Label powers higher on robust results

22 Feb, 2018

Blue Label Telecoms’ share price shot up more than 10% in Thursday morning trading on the JSE after reporting a strong set of interim results for the six months ended 30 November 2017. Adjusted core headline earnings

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Nigeria moves to shore up telecoms sector

22 Feb, 2018

Nigeria’s telecommunications regulator said tougher financial health checks on the country’s biggest mobile phone companies could prevent a repeat of last year’s collapse of debt-laden Etisalat and help stabilise

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Smartphone sales decline for first time ever

22 Feb, 2018

Global sales of smartphones to end users declined for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2017, analyst firm Gartner said on Thursday. Chinese handset manufacturers Huawei and Xiaomi were the only vendors

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DStv cuts the price of Showmax

22 Feb, 2018

MultiChoice has cut the price of the Showmax video-on-demand service by half for DStv Compact Plus and Compact customers by half, the broadcaster said on Thursday. This comes after the company decided last year to

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MTN seeks up to R5.2bn from planned Ghana listing

22 Feb, 2018

MTN Group’s Ghanaian unit appointed local brokerage IC Securities Ghana as its main sponsor for an upcoming initial public offering in the West African nation, according to five people familiar with the matter. Africa’s biggest

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How the Gupta empire came tumbling down

22 Feb, 2018

For years, brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were ranked among South Africa’s most prominent businessmen and socialised with the ruling elite, including their friend, then-President Jacob Zuma. They weathered accusations that

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Why Michael Jordaan is getting back into banking

22 Feb, 2018

For most, owning a wine farm on a mountainside close to the sea, surrounded by family and friends, would be all they ever needed. But for Michael Jordaan, former CEO of one of South Africa’s biggest consumer lenders

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Inside the new race to map the world

21 Feb, 2018

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars, each from a different company, are all doing the same thing: building high-definition street maps

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The Woan could succeed, but only if done right

21 Feb, 2018

South Africa’s slow Internet connections and high data costs have been criticised by most industry participants -- including government, large companies and consumers. The ICT policy white paper, published

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VAT hiked to 15%

21 Feb, 2018

Government has proposed a one percentage point increase in the value-added tax rate to 15%. The increase was widely anticipated in tax circles as it is arguably the most effective way of raising significant amounts of

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Budget speech live: watch it here

21 Feb, 2018

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba will present his first - and possibly last - budget speech in parliament, starting at 2pm on Wednesday. Watch the live-stream here and check back after the speech for news and analysis from

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South Africa’s inflation rate slows to 4.4%

21 Feb, 2018

South Africa’s inflation rate slowed in January, easing pressure on the central bank to maintain a tight monetary stance. Inflation slowed to 4.4% from 4.7% in December, Statistics South Africa said Wednesday in

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How does Apple define its success? Any way it wants

21 Feb, 2018

Apple proclaims each new iPhone model is the best one it has ever made. The company says every software update is better than the last. In general, Apple believes everything it does is awesome. There's a consequence to

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Is the party over for the rand?

21 Feb, 2018

The rand reached a three-year high after Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as head of state on 15 February, fueling optimism among investors that management of South Africa’s economy will improve. Benchmark bond yields fell

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