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Monday, May 20, 2019
Telkom has one of South Africa’s biggest real-estate portfolio that started being acquired under the brutal, apartheid state machinery South Africa’s Telkom should just start a process to become a real estate landlord and float its property portfolio on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This will create value not only for Telkom...
by Gugu Lourie When the departure of experienced MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati was made public by his new employers, JSE-listed tech group Altron, it was anyone's guess who would fill his shoes at the giant cellphone operator. While the appointment of Godfrey Motsa as the new MTN South Africa boss...
By Gugu Lourie It’s been a rough ride for MTN - Africa and the Middle East's biggest mobile phone operator. When the telco was hit with a $5.2 billion (R71 billion) fine in October 2015 by the Nigerian Communications Commission, the country’s communications watchdog: it seemed MTN was heading for doldrums...
by Nox Makunga Children’s ideas about what their gender means for their intellectual capacity are formed before they have even turned six. One idea that’s particularly pervasive and dangerous is that, only boys are good at maths and science. Popular media only exacerbates the problem. Research has shown that girls hardly ever...
by Gugu Lourie The stage to do battle for a connected user is being laid by tech firms - Comsol, Sigfox and Vula Telematix - in a lucrative race to connect homes, farmers, doctors, patients, cars, utilities, and other everyday devices such as fridges and washing machines, etc. to smartphones. In...
by Pat McConnell Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts, such as those created by legal professionals today, contain legal language on a vast amounts of printed documents and heavily rely on...
by Peter Buwert The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image of Obama’s face over the word “HOPE” quickly became the iconic image of the election, the rallying cry around which it...
by Gugu Lourie Africa’s Internet Giant Naspers’ R1.4 billion gamble into US-based second-hand marketplace app Letgo is an investment that many may have concluded that it makes little sense when it was done by this unknown company from South Africa. When the deal was done Letgo’s competitors Craiglist and eBay were...