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Netflix in SA

Netflix in South Africa: be careful what you wish for

All indications are that Netflix wants to launch in South Africa (and everywhere else), but would you really stop using the US version?

Shameel Joosub

Vodacom-Neotel deal crucial to meet SA’s broadband targets: Vodacom CEO

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub argues that consolidation is crucial if South Africa is to meet broadband targets

School Fail

South Africa should scrap simple ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ exam results

The idea of passing or failing matric should be replaced by a simple certificate showing a school student’s final results, argues Stephanie Allais from the Centre for Researching Education and Labour at University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa keyboard

2014 – controversy and disconnection

For the powers-that-be to succeed in providing good communications to SA citizens, it is industry that we will have to look to

Hacker spyware virus

How to protect yourself against spying and snooping

Tired of being spied on by their governments, many are using a new system that secures their identities on the internet, writes Alistair Fairweather

No e-toll protest

E-tolling failed before it was turned on

Thanks to Sanral’s blind arrogance, society is now wiser to the extent of its power, writes Wayne Duvenage

Jose dos Santos

We can’t be like children in a playpen

Rather than shutting the doors with a R25 per MB ultimatum, Cell C is trying to find ways to work with OTT players like WhatsApp, writes Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos


No Vodacom, you cannot have it both ways

Vodacom is starting to call LTE 4G, flying in the face of the company’s previous statements that only LTE Advanced qualifies as 4G


Stop complaining, MTN and Telkom

Threats by telecoms giants to start charging for services like WhatsApp and Skype are the behaviour of schoolyard bullies, says Alistair Fairweather

PC gaming

The $1-billion esports empire

Esports makes for compelling viewing for millions of ordinary gamers, especially when prize money is in the trillions, writes Alistair Fairweather

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