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Jul 29, 2015
Datatec CEO Jens Montanana
Updated 2 hours 50 minutes ago Information and communication technology (ICT) group Datatec’s Logicalis subsidiary has moved to buy out US-based Advanced Technology Integration Group (ATIG) for $42-million from MCPc. The conditional acquisition of the system integration and professional services...
Jul 28, 2015
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Telecommunications giant MTN expects to report a 10% to 15% drop in earnings when it publishes its financial results for the six months to June 30, on August 5. Basic earnings per share (BEPS) for the six months under review would likely be between 620c to 656c,...
Jul 27, 2015
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday announced the resignation of CFO and executive director Ivan Dittrich, effective July 31. Vodacom South Africa executive director for finance Till Streichert would succeed Dittrich, who was leaving to pursue his own interests.
Jul 23, 2015
Future digital workplaces will require employees to continuously learn new “literacies”, including new media, information and technical skills, to help their company thrive and spur personal growth. Information technology (IT) research firm Gartner, thus, suggests...
Jul 23, 2015
A new French-sourced educational model aimed at changing the way Africans learn to code and programme would reach South Africa’s shores in January. Nonprofit technology incubator WeThinkCode was preparing to deploy a three-year computer programming educational course...
Jul 23, 2015
Financial solutions provider Cisco Capital has launched its new easylease low-rate financing programme in South Africa as part of US-based information technology giant Cisco’s ongoing commitment to help the country’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) invest in...
Jul 23, 2015
The mobile phone is creating unprecedented opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses across the African continent as it disrupts the traditional roles businesses play. The smartphone, which enabled users to cross boundaries, develop solutions to specific...
Jul 23, 2015
Trade union Solidarity met with troubled State-owned enterprise Telkom Group CEO Sipho Maseko on Thursday to discuss the company’s future plans regarding its restructuring process. This followed after Telkom initially said the meeting with Maseko would only take...
Jul 23, 2015
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Jul 21, 2015
Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy
The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) will table its ideas for opening its Gauteng Broadband Network (GBN), which is currently being deployed, to the private sector by the end of the year. Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy on Tuesday told Engineering News Online...
Jul 20, 2015
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The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is preparing to deploy thousands of mobile devices such as tablets and laptops with Internet connectivity, as well as three-dimensional (3D) light-emitting diode (LED) interactive boards, to Grade 12 classes at 375 township...
Jul 20, 2015
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Prepaid offers by telecommunications giant Telkom’s mobile arm have come out tops in a new study of South Africa’s prepaid mobile market. Incorporating prepaid plan evaluation into its monthly Tarifica Score for the first time in June, telecommunications pricing...
Jul 17, 2015
Communication solutions provider Jasco’s subsidiary Jasco Cables Investments will sell its 51.1% shareholding in Malesela Taihan Electric Cable (M-Tec) to Malesela Holdings for R60-million. Jasco’s decision to sell its stake in nonferrous products manufacturer and...
Jul 16, 2015
ASHER BOHBOT The structure of the economies in Africa lends itself to a demand for the company’s work, but the numbers and margins of its new division are exciting
South Africa-based information and communications technology firm EOH has announced the establishment of a new division, currently known as EOH International, which will offer its software and services in the 19 countries outside its African operations, says EOH...
Jul 16, 2015
JEREMY WATERMAN Project managers need to be specific about the features, functions and business processes they want to roll out
With enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects being notoriously complex to implement successfully, enterprise software company Sage provides five steps to ensure ERP projects are successfully implemented on time and within budget.
Jul 16, 2015
NICHOLAS BELL Larger entities usually understand the complexity of projects and assign external or specialised personnel to manage projects
Sandton-based business intelligence company Decision Inc suggests some companies do not appreciate the complexity of implementing projects, and therefore will not neccesarily invest in dedicated project management resources.
Jul 16, 2015
JSE-listed Telkom on Thursday moved to have the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) regulatory nod for Vodacom’s buy-out of Neotel set aside. Telkom filed a “semi-urgent” application with the North Gauteng High Court for an interim order...
Jul 16, 2015
The strike at MTN by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is finally over, said MTN's newly appointed South African CEO Mteto Nyati on Thursday. “The agreement serves the common interests of MTN and the employees, and allows MTN to focus on its core...
Jul 16, 2015
 
 
 
 
Jul 14, 2015
The South African government should not get involved in the high speed mobile broadband spectrum market, warned an international body. "We don't want a new monopoly. We've had bad experiences in South Africa and across the continent with monopoly provision of...
Jul 14, 2015
South Africa's Public Investment Fund (PIC), which manages civil servant pension funds, said on Tuesday it planned to sell a part of the stake it recently acquired in mobile phone firm Vodacom. The government announced two weeks ago that it had sold its 13.91%...
Jul 14, 2015
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South Africa's adoption of digital terrestrial television (DTT) should be carefully evaluated and perhaps even dumped, says an industry insider. "Fundamentally, we need to be questioning why we've adopted this policy in the first place," Dominic Cull, regulatory...
Jul 13, 2015
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
In light of a court order halting its restructure process, telecommunications group Telkom has abandoned its Section 189 process in favour of voluntary retrenchment packages for non-union members and the implementation of restructured working terms to continue its...
Jul 13, 2015
Telecommunications giant MTN has appointed Mteto Nyati as successor to outgoing MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad Farroukh. Nyati, who assumed the top position on Monday amid an eight-week-long strike by employees, joined MTN as group chief enterprise officer in October...
Jul 13, 2015
Africa's biggest mobile operator MTN, which is grappling with an eight-week strike at its South African operations, plans to cut hundreds of jobs, a local newspaper said on Monday. Citing unnamed sources close to the company, the Business Report newspaper said MTN...
Jul 10, 2015
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Friday revealed a cooperative working agreement that could expedite the resolution of information and communications technology- (ICT-) related consumer...
Jul 10, 2015
As departments across the public sector prepare for the introduction of e-government services to improve information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in South Africa, new analysis from global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimates ICT spend to...
Jul 09, 2015
Quality standards for data will provide significant benefits for engineering and technical disciplines, as reliable master data can then be sourced and transferred, which enables accurate management of engineering components and services, says data quality and...
Jul 09, 2015
EDWARD LAWRENCE ISPs in Africa and South Africa have the ability to prepare for IPv6 in a controlled and independent way and should train their employees on IPv6 standards to prepare for its adoption
African ISPs should accelerate the adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to prepare for large volumes of data traffic, says terrestrial network service provider Workonline Communications business development director Edward Lawrence. Implementing IPv6 allows...
 
 
 
 
Jul 09, 2015
WARREN OLIVIER Tier-one workloads are being virtualised because companies can expect tier-one availability of 99.5% for their virtualised environments
Information technology (IT) availability company Veeam is improving the integration of its availability suite of products into the software and hardware capabilities of other companies to better leverage these systems, says Veeam Software Southern Africa regional...
Jul 08, 2015
Telecommunications giant Telkom was ordered to halt its restructuring and retrenchment process and reach a settlement with trade unions before continuing the programme that could see up to 4 400 employees retrenched. Solidarity deputy general secretary Johan Kruger...
Jul 07, 2015
The judgment on the urgent interdict brought by trade union Solidarity against telecommunications group Telkom’s restructuring process would be delivered on Wednesday morning. Solidarity lodged an application with the Labour Court accusing Telkom of disregarding a...
Jul 07, 2015
Bidvest Media has taken another step to establish itself as a major JSE-listed Bidvest Group subsidiary through the acquisition of a majority stake in local online communications agency Retroviral Digital Communications for an undisclosed amount. The division’s first...
Jul 06, 2015
Residents of Victory Park, Linden, Bryanston South and Blairgowrie have selected Vumatel to establish fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in their suburbs. “Together with [these] suburbs, this brings the tally to 11 confirmed ‘fibrehoods’ within the relatively short...
Jul 06, 2015
Ahmad Farroukh will step down as CEO of MTN South Africa on July 31. A successor would be announced as soon as a new appointment was finalised. “This was a difficult decision to take for Ahmad, but unavoidable due to personal and family reasons.   “On behalf of the...
Jul 03, 2015
Shortly following the Competition Commission’s approval and a few weeks after the conditional green light by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), the regulator on Friday called for comment as it finalised the conditions of the long...
Jul 03, 2015
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Two weeks after South Africa missed the deadline to transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said no interference had been recorded while the Department of Communications (DoC) firmed up its switch-off...
Jul 02, 2015
The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) recently agreed to massively improve its time reference precision in order to support the South African element of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. This agreement was embodied in...
Jul 02, 2015
Commuters on Gauteng’s Gautrain system will, for a three-day period from Thursday, have access to limited data and voice mobile communication service coverage across the MTN and Vodacom networks in the Gautrain’s underground Sandton, Rosebank and Park stations, the...
 
 
 
 
Jul 02, 2015
Telkom is hitting back at three unions' bid to halt a retrenchment process at the telecommunications company. In June, Telkom announced that it intends to cut 4 400 jobs through voluntary severance packages or voluntary early retirement packages and that 3 400...
Jul 01, 2015
Trade union Solidarity will approach the Labour Court to obtain an urgent interdict against the planned restructuring and retrenchments at State-owned telecommunications giant Telkom. “Telkom is disregarding an agreement on restructuring processes it had concluded...
Jul 01, 2015
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina
The first leg of one of South Africa’s largest equity equivalent investment programmes (EEIP) aimed at bringing a research hub to the nation’s shores along with enterprise and deep skills development was officially implemented on Wednesday. The launch of an...
Jul 01, 2015
The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve, with conditions, Vodacom’s proposed R7-billion buy-out of Neotel. Post-merger, Vodacom would have sole control over Neotel, which would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.   The...
Jun 30, 2015
Strike action against South Africa’s second-biggest mobile network MTN has not ended yet, the company confirmed on Tuesday. Reports in weekend newspapers indicated that MTN and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) both compromised on demands to end a strike among...
 
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