New Nkandla parody on social media

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By Staff Writer The latest audio music parody is doing the rounds on social media and some have classified it as another hit for our President Jacob Zuma. “Dawg when the Pres is gone and Nkandla remains, this hit will be remix by other dawgs,” said...

Samsung opens new store at the Menlyn Park shopping centre

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By Staff Writer Samsung Electronics South Africa is opening a new brand store at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Tshwane on 12 June 2015. In collaboration with retail partner, New World, the store will serve to enhance shopper experiences at the recently revamped complex. Michelle...

Mix Telematics sees global reach as a huge asset

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South African-based fleet management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, Mix Telematics, continues to rely on its global reach to remain competitive in a tough market. The company – which in August 2013 listed on the New York Stock Exchange – delivered solid revenue growth, strong profitability and...

Solidarity establishes crisis task team for Telkom’s retrenchments

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By Staff Writer Trade Union Solidarity announced on Wednesday afternoon that it has decided to establish a crisis task team to tackle the major retrenchments at Telkom, which is undergoing massive restructuring. The task team will include top lawyers of the trade union as well as...

Analytics without borders

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Analytics (or rather deriving insights from data) is an emerging field in South Africa. Due to differing strategic views, lack of infrastructure, or lack of skilled resources, few companies have fully capitalised on the information available in their local markets, much less so in...

Telkom to retrench 7 800

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As part of its turnaround plan Telkom is planning to retrench close to 7 800 employees within two months, according to Solidarity Union. Telkom’s net revenue rose 3.1% to R26 billion and net debt slashed 92,8% to R151 million in the year to end-March 2015,...

Apartheid continues to cast shadow on equality of opportunity

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By Patrizio Piraino Countries with a more unequal distribution of income tend to have less economic mobility from one generation to the next. This relationship is often referred to as the “Great Gatsby Curve”. Generational mobility refers to the extent to which individuals have the opportunity...

MTN Half-Marathon postponed

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By Staff Writer MTN has postponed its 21 Days of Y’ello Care Half-Marathon planned for Saturday in Johannesburg due to security risks posed by the fading strike action. A new race date will be communicated in due course. Whereas MTN is delighted that the vast majority of...

Cell C extends Vodacom roaming agreement to 3G services

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Cell C on Tuesday announced it has concluded the renegotiation of its roaming agreement with Vodacom, which includes access to 3G services on the Vodacom network. By Staff Writer “This agreement allows Cell C to provide a seamless experience to our customers, even those in outlying...

Three new Microsoft smartphones arrive in SA

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Microsoft is delivering on their promise of mobile productivity at an affordable price with the introduction of three new smartphones, the Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 640XL and the ultra-affordable Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM. By Staff Writer The Lumia 640 and 640XL become the latest...