Disney+ to launch in South Africa ‘this winter’

Walt Disney Co has confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in the South African streaming space: Disney+, its streaming offering, will launch in the local market “this winter”.

Disney+ will be launched in 42 new countries and 11 territories Read more

Why Cyril is going after Telkom

The author, Duncan McLeod, argues that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to seek an SIU probe at Telkom is politically motivated

It’s all about the politics, as it always is in South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s surprise instruction to the Read more

Sentech begins ‘digital restacking’ of TV frequencies

Sentech has kicked off the process of “digital restacking”, during which time it will move digital broadcasts out of the “digital dividend” bands so these can be repurposed for mobile broadband services.

The Northern Cape will kick off the Read more

Judgment reserved in battle over Amazon Africa HQ

A Cape Town court has postponed a ruling on a lawsuit from descendants of South Africa’s earliest inhabitants, the Khoi and San, to try to halt construction of Amazon.com’s new Africa headquarters on what they say is sacred land.

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Tiffany Dunsdon on Adapt IT’s wild year – and fighting off a hostile bidder

Adapt IT CEO Tiffany Dunsdon

South African software services group Adapt IT, which delisted from the JSE earlier this month, had a wild 2021. Not only was it courted by two suitors – one seen as hostile – but Read more

Telkom withdraws spectrum interdict application against Icasa

Telkom’s Siyabonga Mahlangu

Telkom has requested the high court in Pretoria to remove its urgent application to interdict communications regulator Icasa over the upcoming spectrum auction from the roll.

The move, which is a significant development in the process Read more

Massive fraud scandal hits Dimension Data

The Campus in Bryanston is the centre of an investigation into alleged fraud involving former senior executives at Dimension Data

Several former executives at Dimension Data are caught up in a fraud scandal following a forensic probe into the Read more

South African animation studio makes big splash on Netflix

A Cape Town animation studio is making waves internationally with a newly released, fully animated movie on Netflix called Seal Team, directed by Greig Cameron.

The studio, Triggerfish, is best known for its feature films Adventures in Zambezia Read more

Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard in blockbuster $68.7-billion deal

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft said on Tuesday it would buy Call of Duty videogame maker Activision Blizzard for US$68.7-billion in cash, the largest ever deal in the sector making the Xbox maker the third largest gaming company by Read more

Jasco provides details of planned rights offer

JSE-listed electronics group Jasco has announced it is moving ahead with a rights offer, first announced last year, as it seeks to raise capital to “stabilise” its balance sheet.

In terms of the rights offer, Jasco will issue 157 Read more