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Oct 10, 2006
Technology-holding company Altron reported a 52% rise in headline earnings a share for the six months to August 31, on Tuesday, on the back of a 20% increase in revenue to R8,3-billion and a 42% rise in operating profit to R711-million.
Oct 09, 2006
A language tool aimed at enabling contact centre agents to communicate with callers in their native tongue has been developed by Thabo Olivier in collaboration with majority black-owned ICT research and consulting house ForgeAhead.
Oct 09, 2006
JSE-listed information and communications technology group Datatec aims to raise some $55-million through a secondary listing on London’s Alternative Investment Market, it said in a statement to shareholders, on Monday.
Sep 29, 2006
The announcement of national government incentives to attract investors to South Africa’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector is believed to be imminent.
Sep 22, 2006
South African cataloguing and codification provider Starnode is to make its USC Services cataloguing standard available to the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) in a move that will take USC Services from a proprietary standard to an open...
Sep 15, 2006
The Brazilian software industry has identified South Africa as a market with “immense potential”.
Sep 15, 2006
Mobile telecommunications companies that have the ability to position themselves in Africa’s lower-income, emerging markets have significant growth potential.
Sep 15, 2006
The first full-scale, national infrastructure-based competitor to Telkom, Neotel, will spend a substantial portion of its planned capital expenditure of R11-billion in the next ten years to expand its access networks in South Africa.
Sep 15, 2006
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Telecom Namibia Ltd., the southern African country's telephone monopoly, and its counterparts in Botswana and Angola are investigating the viability of linking their networks to the SAT-3 underwater cable.
Aug 28, 2006
South Africa’s Telecommunications Ministry would have to be replaced by a competitive environment for the country’s telecommunications market to become successful, Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa chairperson Chose Choeu said on Monday.
Aug 25, 2006
One of South Africa’s largest black economic empowerment (BEE) investment houses, the Shanduka Group, has adopted a strategy to expand its investment drive into Africa.
Aug 25, 2006
Gauteng may be on the verge of one of its most exciting new business initiatives since the big gold-mining projects about a century ago. In a private–public partnership, South Africa’s wealthiest province is mulling over the launch of a R300-million...
Aug 25, 2006
More than four years late, South Africa’s second network operator (SNO) will officially be launched on August 31.
Aug 25, 2006
The Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgisa) and preparations for the 2010 soccer World Cup are two of the factors that will drive greater expenditure in the local information technology (IT) industry.
Aug 04, 2006
The campaign to supply Africa with affordable access to broadband communication - including Internet connection - stands to benefit from the rapid uptake of mobile communication technology in China and India.
Jul 28, 2006
It is estimated that the total revenue from messaging services in South Africa will increase by more than a billion rand this year.
Jul 28, 2006
South Africa and Russia are cooperating on a concept to develop an “Educational Satellite” (EduSat) for this country.
Jul 21, 2006
Before the advent of modern technology, the authenticity of documents has been confirmed by means of seals and signatures. However, as technology has advanced, the protection of private documents from forgery has dwindled. With the help of local company Rubber Stamp...
Jul 14, 2006
Local facilities management (FM) firm LGM South Africa is currently finalising a significant black economic-empowerment deal, which MD Andre Steyn believes will greatly strengthen the company’s position in the country.
Jul 14, 2006
Petrochemicals giant Shell SAMarketing in December awarded a five-year contract for the maintenance and manage-ment of its retail facilities and assets to Cape-based asset-maintenancecompany Pragma. According to Pragma director Karl Nepgen, the contract value is...
Jul 14, 2006
Facilities Management Africa 2006 (FM Africa 2006) – an exhibition showcasing facilities management in Africa – will make its debut on the South African exhibition calendar from October 24 to 26, at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.
Jun 22, 2006
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand and perhaps best known for his high-profile adventures, will be in South Africa at the weekend to officially launch Virgin Mobile.
Jun 16, 2006
In the last 12 months, South African cellular operators Vodacom, MTN and Cell C have experienced significant gains in the penetration of the local market, which has increased from 49% in 2005 to 70,9% of the population, according to the latest statistics.
Jun 16, 2006
The Automotive Supplier Park (ASP), in Rosslyn, near to Pretoria, will have a new captain as from next month.
Jun 16, 2006
Three years after the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act of 2002 came into force, trade mark proprietors remain inhibited by the lack of a cost-effective resolution system for .za domain name disputes. However, with the release of the .za Domain Name...
Jun 16, 2006
Telecoms group Telkom will spend between 60% and 80% of its scaled-up R25-billion capital-expenditure budget, covering its 2007 to 2010 financial years, with domestic suppliers and is hoping, where possible, to limit foreign-exchange-linked purchasers.
Jun 12, 2006
Online forum MyADSL has alleged that, even with Telkom's latest ADSL price cuts, it is “over 800% more expensive than comparable international offerings”.
Jun 05, 2006
African Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ministers have converged for a two-day meeting in Sandton, to discuss methods of bridging the digital divide.
Jun 05, 2006
Telkom CEO Papi Molotsane claimed on Monday that the group's scaled-up R30-billion five-year capex rollout, which began in earnest last year, was a business imperative, but would be managed with due consideration to the business case of each individual project.
Jun 02, 2006
The Gauteng Provincial Government plans to establish a 1000-seat contact centre in the central business district (CBD) of Johannesburg by April next year.
Jun 02, 2006
Concerns are being expressed that the proposed changes to South Africa’s consumer protection and privacy legislation pose a threat to the local contact centre industry.
Jun 02, 2006
The biggest problem concerning the outsourcing of logistics by too many South African companies is their approach to the issue.
May 19, 2006
Africa’s largest computer-services company Dimension Data (Didata) has undergone a geographic expansion of its operational bases in Africa and North America, which has contributed to strong revenue growth and market share gains in most of its business units.
May 19, 2006
South Africa's sole fixed-line provider, Telkom, has already identified areas in which it will be shortening the local loop. Managing executive of national infrastructure provisioning Pierre Marais said that the company was already shortening the local loop in...
May 17, 2006
South Africa's only fixed-line operator has proposed a scheme of arrangement which, if successful, would see Business Connexion integrated into the company and delisted from the JSE.
May 02, 2006
Africa's biggest mobile operator MTN has announced its intention to buy out a Middle Eastern cellular company for R34-billion. In a note to the JSE on Tuesday morning, the South African-based cellular group said that its board had reached agreement with Dubai-based...
Apr 19, 2006
JSE-listed information and communications technology company Altech reported improved headline earnings a share of 12% to 379 cents on Wednesday.
Apr 07, 2006
Growing competition in South Africa’s cellular market and a promise of a levelling in the playing field in telecommunications in general should translate into a year of lower prices and a wider choice of services for consumers and businesses alike. Mark Taylor,...
Apr 07, 2006
Despite having invested almost R70-billion in cash into new international operations during the nine months to December 2005, South African-based telecoms group MTN still enjoys a “respectable” debt-equity ratio, with ample capital in hand for further...
Apr 07, 2006
Assistant Commissioner G Pillay, head of vehicle fleet and radio technical management for the South African Police Service (SAPS), explains how a new Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) system from Motorola will enhance crime-fighting capabilities in the Gauteng...
Apr 07, 2006
The arrival of broadband Internet access in South Africa promises to allow small and medium companies to greatly increase their connectivity, both qualitatively and quantitatively, as well as the benefits they can derive from it.
Apr 07, 2006
Cape Town-based Radio TXT and mobile marketing solutions company Fontera has secured a signficant licensing deal in Pakistan. ?
Apr 07, 2006
Businesses believe IP telephony is the key to improving customer relationships, according to a report and research launched by global business communications provider Mitel.
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