Transnet CEO seconded to lead Eskom

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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has seconded Transnet CEO Brian Molefe and appointed him as the acting Eskom CEO after Tshediso Matona was suspended in March. Molefe has been in his role at Transnet since 2011 and was the Public Investment Corporation CEO from 2003...

Is this the end of the road for Altech Node?

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Altech Node, which was seen by many commentators as 'South Africa's Netflix', is finding it tough to compete against pay-TV operator MultiChoice and other video-on-demand (VoD) services. The performance of the Altech Node, which is owned by Altron's TMT division, has not quite gone as...

Romeo Kumalo leaves Vodacom

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Romeo Kumalo,  Vodacom's chief operating officer: International Business, is leaving the mobile phone operator . Richard Boorman, Vodacom spokesperson confirmed the departure and CEO also sent out an internal memo to staff on Wednesday. "It is with regret that I announce that Romeo Kumalo, Chief Operating...

BCX reports strong earnings growth, solid cash generation

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Business Connexion (BCX), the JSE-listed technology group being bought by Telkom, on Thursday delivered strong earnings growth and solid cash generation, which will help it pursue more opportunities. The company reported a 25.9c diluted headline EPS in the six months ended February 2015 versus 20.7...

Review: Huawei P8 and P8max

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By Staff writer Two years ago Huawei launched the P6, the first in a series of smart, beautiful devices; today the company unveiled its two latest P Series smartphones – the Huawei P8 and the Huawei P8max. The Huawei P8max builds on the P8 design and...

Watch Huawei P8 announcement live stream

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Huawei lights up London with Huawei P8 Smartphone launch on 15th April 2015. Watch the highly anticipated...

Soweto wireless pushes for content to stay local

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The Soweto Wireless User Group (SOWUG) says it will go live this month, and it is partly thanks to critical support received from Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco. By Staff writer SOWUG is a registered Non-Profit Organisation that provides free wireless to residents of...

Is downloading really stealing? The ethics of digital piracy

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By Christian Barry Many millions of people throughout the world will illegally download the fifth season of Game of Thrones, released today by HBO. Legally speaking, what they will be doing is a violation of intellectual property rights, or “piracy”. But will they be doing...

MTN optimising its network

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For immediate release 15 April 2015   MTN optimising its network   To improve the coverage and quality of its network, MTN announced a R10 billion investment in capital expenditure in March earmarked for 2015. This massive investment has been allocated for infrastructure upgrades across the country in order...

SME survival guide for load shedding  

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By Daryl Blundell, General Manager at Sage Pastel Accounting Load shedding is here to stay, so every small business needs to take steps to protect its systems and data when the lights go out as well as from power surges when electricity is restored after...