In the heart of Africa’s Eden

The sights, history and people of Venda – almost too amazing to put into words – lure us from the beaten track

​Languages speak of shared pasts

It’s not unusual to hear Nguni or a sprinkling of isiXhosa in the western part of Zimbabwe.

Thaba Bosiu: Where the mountain is king

Thaba Bosiuis the ultimate monument to the ­history of the Basotho and their leaders.

New year may bring lower phone bills

While 2005 brought deregulation and the licensing of the second national operator, South African telecommunications users are set to experience tariff reductions as a result of regulatory changes and increased competition for fixed-line, mobile and data operators in 2006.

Vodafone buys 1% in Venfin on open market

London-headquartered Vodafone on Thursday purchased 1,03% in VenFin's issued share capital for R213,9-million in open-market transactions, the cellular giant disclosed to the JSE on Friday. Vodafone acquired 4,6-million VenFin shares in 18 deals for amounts ranging from R44,75 to R46,60 per share.

Cell C enters pricing fray

While describing its rates as "some of the lowest", Saudi-owned Cell C has entered the cellular-pricing fray by enhancing its "Friends and Family" product to provide its customers with the lowest tariffs in the market. Cell C's enhanced offering follows Vodacom's and MTN's recent price-cutting moves.

Altech posts rise in earnings

South African information and communications technology company Allied Technologies (Altech) posted a 15,3% rise in headline earnings per share to 181 cents for the six-month period ended August this year, from 157 cents reported a year earlier. Revenue jumped by 11% to R2,933-billion.

Govt IT agency boosts profit

The South African government-owned State Information Technology Agency's net profit after tax for the period ended March this year jumped by 69% to R59,303-million from R35,085-million reported previously, Sita CEO Mavuso Msimang said on Friday. Revenue grew by 14,5% to R2,636-billion.

Union hails Icasa hearings on cellphone handsets

The Communication Workers' Union on Thursday welcomed the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa's (Icasa) public hearings aimed at regulating the subsidisation of cellphone handsets. Addressing the Icasa panel, Cell C and MTN representatives said they support the removal of subsidies.

Shilowa misses Gautrain deadline -– again

The naming of the R900-million Gautrain rapid rail's winning bidder by Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa remains on hold until further notice as the government's three-way team continues to mull over the finer details, it emerged on Thursday.

Results send Telkom on all-time high

Shares in telecommunications group Telkom rose to a lifetime high of R119 per share on Monday after the firm announced its financial results for the year ended March 2005. Telkom reported a 53% rise in basic earnings per share to 1241,8 cents, from last year's 812 cents.

MTN shares on the move

Shares in mobile service provider MTN Group collected 4,19% in Friday's early session on the JSE Securities Exchange (JSE), where it was among the most active shares by value and number of shares traded. Traders attributed the surge to a renewed interest by foreigners.

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Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories