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DStv launches Compact Plus bouquet

MultiChoice has announced it will rename its DStv Extra bouquet of satellite television channels. Effective immediately, the bouquet will be known as DStv Compact Plus. The pl...

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eNCA | Facebook adds safety check feature tab

Facebook is making it simpler to see whether friends have checked in as 'safe' on the online platform during disasters or other dangerous events...

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eNCA | WATCH: Vodacom blames "system glitch" for disappearing data

Vodacom is blaming a system glitch for customers' data and airtime being depleted. Frustrated customers complained about data and airtime disappearing late last...

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Lenovo feels the pain as big bets go wrong

Lenovo Group, which breathed new life into IBM’s PC business, bet that it could do the same with mobile phones and data centres. Now, it’s beginning to look like that gamb...

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eNCA | Social media lets rip as Vodacom 'steals' data, airtime

Social media users had a field-day on Monday after Vodacom incorrectly deducted data and airtime from some users, an error it says it is correcting...

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eNCA | Yahoo owes millions for busting NCAA tournament deal

Because SCA had kept Yahoo's $1.1 million deposit, the appeals court on Monday awarded it another $4.4 million...

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eNCA | Mars weather: 'Cloudy with a chance of night-time snowstorm'

Up to now, it was thought that snow falling from low-lying Martian clouds settled slowly and sparsely to the ground in a environment bereft of violent winds...

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Allan Gray takes aim at Naspers pay policy

Naspers shareholder Allan Gray plans to vote against the remuneration policy of Africa’s biggest company because it isn’t aligned to the performance of the business outsid...

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R10.5bn plan to make Africa’s phone towers green

GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy company run by a former Morgan Stanley executive, is planning to invest US$800m (about R10.5bn) on solar-powered telecommunications towe...

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More tycoons join Musk, Bezos in race to space

Think billionaires and outer space and three names quickly come to mind: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. It turns out, though, that they have plenty of company. The...

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Intel says new chips offer big performance boost

Intel, the biggest maker of semiconductors, said its new processors are going to deliver the biggest bump in performance that PC users have experienced in years. The eighth ge...

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Making sense of the Gupta media ‘exit’

The big news of the day is that Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi has bought ANN7 and The New Age from the Guptas for a total consideration of R450m. Predictably, there has been an erupt...

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eNCA | Tech leaders warn against 'killer robots'

CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk and British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking have repeatedly warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence...

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Manyi deal may rescue ANN7 from banking crisis

The sale of ANN7 and The New Age to a firm controlled by Mzwanele Manyi may allow the media assets to keep operating after the decision by banks to stop dealing with companies...

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Cell C names new chairman

Kuben Pillay is the new chairman of Cell C, while Larry Nestadt will serve as his deputy, the mobile operator said on Monday. The appointments follow the recapitalisation of C...

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Manyi to buy Gupta media assets

Controversial Gupta-aligned businessman Mzwanele Manyi is buying the Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age for R450m, it was revealed on Monday. A Manyi-owned company called Lodido...

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Showmax, Vast to offer free show downloads

Showmax and Vast Networks, the open-access Wi-Fi provider owned by Dimension Data and Naspers, have reached an agreement to provide zero-rated access to the streaming content...

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Fintech start-up targets insurance mass market

South Africa’s insurance market is ripe for technology disruption, says Anthony Miller, CEO of Cape Town-based fintech start-up Simply Financial Services. Miller, a technolo...

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Interview: Andy Rubin on the future of smartphones

During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then...

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How women were crowded out of the computing revolution

Why aren’t there more female software developers in Silicon Valley? James Damore, the Google engineer fired for criticising the company's diversity programme, b...

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eNCA | Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

Apple is under particular pressure to dazzle as the culture-changing California iPhone maker looks for a way to maintain its image as an innovation leader...

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eNCA | Low-cost prostheses offer Indian amputees a second chance

An estimated 10 million Indians live with some form of movement impairment according to government figures...

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