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Telkom buys Cell C

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The telecoms firm says discussions are at a preliminary stage. A statement released on Friday has confirmed Telkom’s active pursuit to purchase embattled Cell C. Tech Central reported that Telkom is in the preliminary stage...
South African Airways

South African Airways faces regulator scrutiny over sale plan

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South African Airways officials will be summoned to a meeting with regulators next month to disclose details about talks with potential equity partners and give assurances that any deal won’t violate foreign-ownership laws. Under the...
Instagram

Instagram to hide likes from users

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After Instagram said last week that it would extend hiding likes to the US, its users globally were hit with the change Thursday. Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said it's all about changing how...
Rands

Whites still earning three times more than blacks: Stats SA

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Whites in South Africa earned three times more than blacks on average, two decades after the demise of apartheid, Stats SA said on Thursday. In a report touching on the highly sensitive issue of...
DStv Explora

Multichoice adds three new channels to DStv

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In October, the company hinted at plans to launch channels aimed at delivering new content that viewers will enjoy. MultiChoice is adding three new channels to the DStv platform. The company announced Wednesday that...

ArcelorMittal to shut Saldanha plant, hundreds of workers affected

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ArcelorMittal South Africa has decided to wind down its steel operations at Saldanha, which have been suffering “severe financial losses”. According to the company's website, 568 people work at the plant which has produced...
Consumer Segment Marketing

Telkom faces big trouble

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Telkom faces big trouble. Its fixed-line customers are leaving in droves, it has a serious reputation problem, and its debt burden has increased to worrying levels. In its latest trading statement, Telkom warned that its...
WhatsApp New Features

Pegasus breach: Will removing WhatsApp make your phone safer?

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With WhatsApp confirming that its software was used to install spyware on phones, many are considering deleting the popular messaging app. However, experts say this is not the answer. There has been considerable outrage and...
Data Deals

Lower data prices are coming

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Data prices look like they will finally fall. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has released guidelines for the licensing of spectrum.s The licensing is set to increase competition between the major...
Google Maps

New Google Maps feature finally available to all Android users

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Announced initially at Google I/O back in May, Google Maps incognito mode finally hit testing in early October when Google announced several privacy-enhancing features. Incognito mode on Google Maps is a welcome privacy addition to...
Moody's

Moody’s downgrades SA credit rating to negative

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On Saturday, the announcement by the rating agency Moody’s to keep the country one notch above investment grade from stable to negative. The DA said the decision was not unexpected. The party's Dion George said:...
sexual emojis

Facebook and Instagram ban s.e.xual emoji

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With smartphones and emoji, s.e.xting has gotten to a whole new level where emoji that are used to represent foods by some innocent people are being used for s.e.xual connotations. Facebook and Instagram have banned...
WhatsApp rumours

WhatsApp to make Big Changes

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WhatsApp is expanding its new group privacy and invite settings to a number of additional countries, reports WABetaInfo. First announced in April 2019, the new features will give users more control over the group messages...
SA unemployment rate

SA unemployment rate highest in 11 years

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South Africa's unemployment rate has climbed to 29,1%. This is the highest in 11 years. Statistician general made the announcement while releasing the quarterly labour force survey. South Africa’s #unemployment rate increased by 0,1 of a...
Motorola walkie-talkie

The iconic Motorola walkie-talkie is entering the smartphone age

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Motorola Solutions is releasing a new version of its APX radio for first responders that adds a touchscreen and voice control support to the device for the first time. The APX Next can connect...
Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell

Sasol chief executives Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell quit

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Sasol chief executives, Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell, have agreed to resign following an independent review. The review found them of inappropriate conduct and incompetence. This occurred after R200 billion, almost double the intended budget,...
City of Joburg website

City of Joburg shuts down all systems after cyber attack

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The City of Joburg on Thursday night announced a breach of its network on and shut down its website and all e-services as a precautionary measure. In a tweet, the City said it had...
Visa and MasterCard

Visa and Mastercard say they just made mobile shopping a lot easier

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Smartphones have made taking a photo and checking fantasy football scores a breeze, but inputting credit card details on that small screen can still be frustrating enough that many shoppers just give up, costing...
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula

Fikile Mbalula appeals for calm following grounding of planes

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the South African Airways Technical team has drawn up a corrective plan to deal with irregularities that resulted in delays and cancellations on Tuesday. Mbalula appealed for calm at...
Samsung Galaxy Fold

Apps updated in Play Store for a seamless experience on Samsung Galaxy Fold

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Hundreds of apps available through the Google Play Store and Galaxy Store have been updated to deliver a seamless, foldable experience. Samsung is unfolding the future with a first-of-its-kind mobile device: The Galaxy Fold....
Eskom

Deloitte denies benefitting from Eskom contracts

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Deloitte is denying it benefitted from improperly awarded Eskom contracts. The cash-strapped utility is asking the courts to help it recover just over R200-million from the audit firm. It relates to contracts that were...
DStv

DStv cuts three popular channels from its packages

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Pay-TV firm DStv is set to cut three popular channels starting November as the contractual agreement with partners comes to an end. Starting November 1, Compact Plus and Premium bouquet subscribers will be cut-off...
MTN

MTN to relaunch mobile money service in South Africa

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MTN will launch a new mobile money service before the end of the quarter says MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa. Speaking at the 2019 MyBroadBand Conference at Midrand in Johannesburg, Motsa said that there...
FNB Connect

FNB Connect has launched Unlimited calls to any network for R249 per month

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FNB Connect has launched two new voice-focused mobile plans which offer unlimited calls to any local network, 24 hours per day. Voice calls are still very important to our customers and South African consumers...
Rands

Rand tumbles as load-shedding kicks in

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The rand tumbled more than 1 percent on Wednesday to its softest level in a week after Eskom said it would implement load-shedding for the first time in more than six months due to...
Rands

Momentum – SA looking at R50bn tax revenue shortfall

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South Africa is yet again facing another major tax shortfall, according to Momentum Investments. The financial services provider on Tuesday said that based on current tax receipts and expected VAT refunds, the SA Revenue Service...
FNB

FNB launches no-fee digital account for small business

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Financial services group FNB has launched a bank account for small business owners, with no monthly fee. First Business Zero has been designed specifically for sole proprietor businesses with an annual turnover up to...
WhatsApp rumours

New group blacklist feature for WhatsApp

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It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like in the foreseeable future we’re likely to get some new tools to manage who can add us to groups. The change isn’t in beta...

Careful Facebook will let someone steal your page using Business Manager

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Careful Facebook will let someone steal your page using Business Manager and there is nothing you can do about it. The latest scam by people on Facebook includes you actually handing over your Facebook...
DStv

New DStv billing system

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Digital broadcast service (DStv) has published a statement outlining how its new billing system works, following complaints by customers that they were being overcharged on their monthly bills. Multichoice chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Rayner...

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