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Analysis unpacking technology, telecommunications, banking firms and carmakers strategies, mergers & acquisitions, trends, leadership style

This South African Startup Wants to Challenge Twitter, Facebook’s Dominance

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Queenstown born entrepreneur Siviwe Mgolodela, who is a BCom student at Stellenbosch University majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, is the brains behind Unorthodox, a start-up company.Unorthodox aims to take on popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.“Presently, people are...

FNB Has Sold Close to 100 000 Own Branded Smartphones

FNB Banking App
South Africa’s banking group FNB’s mobile phone business Connect has sold more than 75 500 own branded smartphones to its customers.FNB Connect has sold more than 75 500 own branded FNB smartphone in the past year, Shadrack Palmer, the chief commercial officer at FNB...

Taking the Pulse of the Natural World

IOT business man hand working and internet of things (IoT) word diagram as concept
By Reshaad Sha, CEO at SqwidNetThe rise of the Internet of Things and other mobile technologies offers humanity the opportunity to truly advance their efforts in preserving and saving the environment in more innovative and relevant ways.Humanity today finds itself living in what is...

Teddy Daka is Reinventing Ansys

Teddy Daka, CEO at Ansys
Teddy Daka, the boss of Ansys, has reasons to feel he is on top of the world.When Daka took over as interim CEO of the South African engineering firm in 2012, the plan was simple - turn the business around and improve its fortunes.Daka...

No benefits for SA Blacks from R32 Billion Mobile Network Infrastructure Build Cake

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South Africa’s big four mobile operators – Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom – are spending more than R32 billion on network infrastructure upgrade in 2017.The figure is likely to balloon to more than R100 billion if you include fibre network providers such as...

New SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana Aims to Stabilise the Airline

South African Airways aircraft landing
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says steps are being taken to address the challenges faced by South African Airways (SAA).Addressing Members of Parliament (MPs) at the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament on Friday, the Minister said while the airline is faced with external market challenges,...

Is Vodacom a ‘breeding ground’ for CEOs in South Africa?

On the same day former Vodacom executive, Rob Shuter, presented his maiden financial results for his present employer MTN,  Treasury named Vodacom's Vuyani Jarana as the new CEO of South African Airways.Jarana is the latest Vodacom executive to land a plum job at another...

SAA Taps Vodacom Executive Vuyani Jarana as CEO

Vodacom Business - CEO Vuyani Jarana
South African Airways (SAA) is putting someone else in charge in a bid to turnaround the ailing national carrier.The South African National Treasury said on Thursday that former Chief Officer for Vodacom Business Vuyani Jarana will be taking the reins as CEO at SAA.He...

MTN New CEO Takes Aim at Growth Engines of Mobile Data & Digital Services

Rob Shuter, MTN's CEO
Rob Shuter has been CEO of MTN for close to five months and is already stirring things up at one of the emerging markets’ biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers with a call to step up the telco’s plans to win more mobile data...

SA’s Top 10 FinTech Firms to Keep an Eye on

Raphael Grojnowski and Mathieu Coquillon Mama Money co-founders
Don’t be left in the dark with what’s disrupting the financial services industry in South Africa.The FinTech (Financial Technology) sector is experiencing explosive growth in the country. It is revolutionising the financial services landscape and it has created a new marketplace for innovation.It is...