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Government defends art trip to Atlanta

The cost to taxpayers to send communications minister Faith Muthambi on a US trip to a folk art market: a not so priceless R600 000 or thereabouts.

Communications minister Faith Muthambi and her delegation travelled to the US with several South Africans to help them exhibit their creative arts.


Cell C stake sale could upend market dynamics

Analysts believe a Telkom-Cell C merger would give MTN and Vodacom a stronger competitor, even as international suitors wait in the wings. 


Tech firms rule at 'doing well by doing good'

Vodafone, Google, Cisco and Facebook make the 'Change the World List', for tackling the world's toughest challenges in a sustainable and profitable way.


Cyber insurance unpacked

As opposed to just covering the insured for direct financial losses, cyber insurance policies cover the resultant expenses of a breach, says Ryan van de Coolwijk, director at CyGeist.


CEO of Ashley Madison parent firm quits

The self-proclaimed "King of Infidelity" leaves Avid Life by "mutual agreement" as fallout from the massive data leak continues.


WirelessG needs more Vodacom revenue

The WiFi provider has already cut 50% of its salary bill and says Vodacom needs to help it bring in more revenue so it can survive business rescue.


Acer founder open to takeover

Stan Shih said he would welcome a takeover of the struggling Taiwanese computer maker, after a steep fall in its share price.


SASSA's new tender due in October

Following the decision to re-issue the tender for grant payments, SASSA says a new service provider will be awarded the tender in October.


Instagram to surpass Google in ad revenue

The picture-sharing social platform is predicted to reach $2.81 billion in global mobile ad revenue by 2017.

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