20 years later, SA’s first registered domain names

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By Gugu Lourie Did you know the first co.za domain names to be registered in South Africa included mtn.co.za, multichoice.co.za, bmw.co.za, jse.co.za, nestle.co.za, anglo.co.za and telkom.co.za. There were 221 co.za domains registered in 1995 as the first crop of ZACR-registered domains. "These "Platinum" domains were the forerunners...

Telkom, BCX deal gets a nod, conditions apply

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By Gugu Lourie The South African competition commission gave its conditional approval to the R2.7 billion Telkom-Business Connexion (BCX) deal on Thursday clearing the lines for the deal that has been in the pipeline for almost a year. The competition watchdog wants conditions attached to the transaction. “We...

MTN launches a Pan African Internet of Things platform

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By Staff Writer To help African enterprises prepare for the Internet of Things (IoT), MTN Group on Thursday announced a platform to control and manage the connectivity for their devices and sim cards. The new IoT platform is now live in South Africa, with other MTN...

Cell C’s R10 000 reward for switching service providers raises eyebrows

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"Clearly Cell C is positioning itself again as a trend setter – like before I expect that when this campaign goes pear-shaped the struggling operator will run as fast as it can to Icasa, the industry watchdog, to ask for a bailout via regulatory...

Going to the office? BYO Apple Watch

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The launch of the Apple Watch heralds the transformation of BYOD into BYOX. How can businesses accommodate #GenMobile’s adoption of wearables, while still staying in control? By Matthew Barker “Gorgeous”. “Beautiful”. “Actually useful”. “Epic”. The accolades from the reviewers of the Apple Watch keep pouring in...

How Small Businesses can use SMS Marketing Effectively

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By Tony Smith Over the years SMS marketing has become extremely prevalent as it is valuable, cost effective, intimate and reaches a specific target audience at a particular time. Small businesses with a tight marketing budget can achieve a high return on investment using SMS technology...

Cell C offering users R10,000 to cancel Vodacom, MTN contracts

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By Staff Writer In a move to encourage mobile subscribers to ditch Vodacom and MTN, Cell C  is giving customers of its rivals up to R10, 000 to help them buy themselves out of their contract should they want to move to Cell C but still...

Altron to restructure, sell some units & bring global equity partner

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By Staff Writer Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron) will announce an independent management structure later this year, the struggling technology group said on Wednesday. The company, which is also in a process of selling subscriber base of its struggling Altech Autopage, said it is also exploring strategic equity and technology...

Altron shares dipped 3.7% on Autopage news

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By Gugu Lourie Shares in struggling technology firm Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron) fell 3.7% to R12.89 by 11am on Tuesday after the company said it was in advanced talks to sell the mobile subscribers of Altech Autopage. The South African-based company, which is valued at more than...

Why Naspers Koos Bekker forfeited his salary?

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By Matthew le Cordeur Naspers chair Koos Bekker said his decision to work without a salary when he was CEO helped him focus on building the value of the company, but he wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. In an interview with Fin24 at his Naspers office...