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  • London introduces 'world first' contactless payments for buskers

    27 May 2018 5:00 PM 28

    Busker Charlotte Campbell in London trialling the contactless card reader in what organisers say is a world first. (iZettle/PA) London - London is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers said would be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday as he unveiled a partnership with tech company iZettle. Under the "Busk

  • Datatec to fork out $20.8m for Chilean ICT firm

    15 May 2018 2:01 PM 24

    Johannesburg – Multinational ICT group Datatec’s [JSE:DTC] Logicalis plans to acquire Chilean ICT services and solutions provider, Coasin Chile SA, for up to US$20.8m in cash. On Tuesday, Datatec announced that a subsidiary of Logicalis Group had signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Coasin Chile, which also has operations in Peru. The acquisition is expected

  • MTN plans to raise R13.8bn in debt in Nigeria this year

    10 May 2018 5:25 AM 23

    MTN [JSE:MTN] plans to sell bonds and take out long-term loans as Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, recovers from a 2016 economic contraction. The carrier expects to list its Nigerian unit on the Lagos stock exchange by the end of 2018. Nigeria’s securities regulator is preparing for record bond issuance from companies seeking to benefit from lower

  • SA Post Office website down for days

    22 March 2018 2:04 PM 42

    Johannesburg - The website of the South African Post Office has been down for an unknown number of days, allegedly due to unpaid domain fees. Attempts to access www.postoffice.co.za yields a page stating: “This site can’t be reached … www.postoffice.co.za took too long to respond.” Fin24 tried to make contact with officials from the Post Office via email

  • Telkom raises R1bn in its first bond sale of 2018

    20 March 2018 2:40 PM 42

    Johannesburg - Telkom raised R1bn in its first debt issue of the year as South Africa’s biggest landline provider looks to invest in its network and take on rivals including MTN and Vodacom. After a five-year hiatus, Telkom started selling debt again in 2017 and has raised R4.3bn from nine bonds in 12 months. The Pretoria-based company has significantly

  • How to disable Bixby button on the Samsung S9

    19 March 2018 9:16 AM 37

    Johannesburg - When Samsung launched the S8 smartphone last year, users bashed the Bixby button for being inconveniently placed. A year later with the launch of its latest flagship, nothing has changed. The Galaxy S9 was unveiled a month ago during Mobile World Congress and has since reached South Africa, but it seems the South Korean electronics manufacturer

  • Spotify launches in SA with free music streaming using less data

    13 March 2018 5:51 PM 41

    Johannesburg - The world’s biggest music streaming platform, Spotify went live in South Africa on Monday night. The service officially launches in the country on Tuesday and marks the first time Spotify will be available on the African continent. With over 159 million active users, including over 71 million Spotify Premium subscribers, Spotify offers

  • MTN, Vodacom charging up to 2 639% more for out-of-bundle data

    12 March 2018 7:00 PM 76

    Johannesburg - Amid reports of South Africa’s top two networks charging up to 2 639% more for out-of-bundle data, Vodacom has said it is normal business practice to offer discounts to customers that make longer term commitments. Despite a push by government and the Independent Communications Authority Of South Africa (Icasa), out-of-bundle data rates

  • Comic Con Africa ticket sales now open

    09 March 2018 9:31 AM 40

    Johannesburg - Tickets to Africa’s first Comic Con to be held in Johannesburg go on sale on Friday. Comic Con Africa will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre from September 14 to 18 2018. The conference, based on the international event of the same name, is expected to showcase comic books and science fiction/fantasy

  • Helios plans IPO seeking $2bn plus value

    05 March 2018 4:56 PM 48

    Helios Towers plans to list its shares in Johannesburg and London, the company said in a statement on Friday. The company said it expects at least 25% of its shares will be freely traded after the sale, and it’s not selling any new stock. Bloomberg in November reported that Helios was seeking a valuation of at least $2bn. The company is now looking to be valued