MTN SA bags Total Telecoms Best Brand Award

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By Staff Writer MTN has scooped the much-sought after Total Telecom Best Brand Award in recognition of the popular MTN Sky “Win a Plane” competition. The fiercely contested Total Telecom Best Brand Award is conferred to companies that have elevated their brand awareness in the past...

Millions of South Africans still prefer over-the-counter banking

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Kaspersky Lab: Almost half of Internet Users in South Africa still Think Visiting Their Branch is Safer than Online Banking  By Staff Writer   Almost half (43%) of Internet users  in South Africa believe traditional over-the-counter banking is safer than banking online, according to a survey carried...

Telkom retrenchments ‘revives’ architects of Apartheid

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Telkom’s race obsession and Solidarity’s penchant for playing the race card conspire to revive apartheid While Telkom – South Africa’s largest fixed-line telephone group – professes to be focused on restructuring on its business strategy, which involves trimming off some fat it is the issue of race that...

FNB launches comprehensive online property tool

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By Staff Writer FNB launches FNB Property Leader, an online property tool that gives step-by-step advice and solutions to manage the entire property process from buying to selling. FNB Property Leader was developed with the customer in mind as the ultimate electronic innovation helping them through...

All you need is the air that you breathe… and bandwidth

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By Brian Timperley of Turrito Networks South Africa’s bandwidth pricing has experienced less dramatic reductions of late, after several years of more aggressive price drops - but a new round of disruption is due under the twin pressures of fibre rollout to consumers and the growth...

Telkom irked at Solidarity for playing race card

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Telkom is furious over reports about Solidarity union allegations that race will be one of the factors considered by the country's biggest fixed-line telephone group on its restructuring process, which include retrenchments. Telkom’s plans include reducing its workforce by 4 400 through Voluntary Severance Packages and Voluntary...

Vodacom ‘plans’ to be an Avbob, Clientele or even a Liberty Life

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Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator in terms of subscribers, plans to scale up its niche funeral and life insurance business. The mobile phone operator, which is 65%-owned by British mobile giant Vodafone, provides life and funeral insurance. It also provides device insurance services to both contract and prepaid customers in SA. Vodacom, which is...

The plan to make Johannesburg home to a digital revolution

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By Barry Dwolatzky Over the past two years, an initiative has been underway to put an area of central Johannesburg on the map as a place where digital innovation and entrepreneurship happens in South Africa. There is a growing belief that the work being done by the...

Telkom enhances its mobile pre-paid data bundles 

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By Staff Writer From today, Telkom is delivering greater value to its customers as it enhances its pre-paid data offering by consolidating both its Telkom Mobile bundles and its All Network bundles into one set of pre-paid options that will provide national coverage for subscribers. This...

Internet has hidden perils for teenagers – but spying on them isn’t the answer

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By Jens Binder The South Korean government has required that teenagers install a spy app on their smartphones. Having the app is compulsory for teens – their phones won’t work unless it is installed. When installed, it provides parents with a means to see what sites...