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The council of Icasa: towards an inclusive digital society

The commodification of the internet is an infringement of poor people's constitutional right to access information

SA wades into global app regulation battle

Skype and WhatsApp are putting pressure on telecoms the world over and governments are being forced to consider regulating such over-the-top services.

Vodacom-Neotel deal should worry Telkom, says analyst

Industry regulators have approved Vodacom's bid to buy Neotel, along with its fixed-line network, making it a formidable competitor to Telkom.

Broadband failure costs SA dearly

The state's incompetence is hindering connectivity as well as its own developmental goals.

Brightstar sets its sights on MTN’s retail operations

MTN could outsource management of its retail stores and field staff, with an industry insider suggesting a deal with Brightstar is on the cards.

The meaning of Neotel’s sale

Vodacom concluded a deal to buy Neotel for R7-billion. Arthur Goldstuck looks at the meaning of the deal for South Africa telecoms.

Vodacom to boost investment in SA

Vodacom has planned to increase investment in the country as it speeds up the pace of network upgrades.

Bob can listen to your phone call

There are concerns that new regulations in Zimbabwe that allow for access to information without a warrant threatens democracy.

Carrim takes aim at high SA call costs

Communications minister Yunus Carrim says mobile costs are too high and government will host a workshop next month to address the issue.

Icasa berated over high cellphone charges

South Africa's communications regulator has been failing to perform and allowing mobile service companies to "rip off" the poor, MPs say.

Finally switching to digital

SABC television viewers will switch from analogue to digital early next year.

Battles rage over bid to fix Icasa

Although everyone agrees the telecoms regulator is not working, they cannot agree on the solution, writes Lloyd Gedye.

The world’s megarich keep getting richer

Who is the richest person to have lived? Given the impossibility of comparing chariots with private jets, it is an absurd question.

Scarcity of female geeks questioned

Why is it that although women make up 49% of the UK's labour force, they account for just 17% of IT and telecommunications professionals?

Changes to game plan jeopardise digital switch-on date again

The continuing saga of SA's migration from analogue to digital tv is no closer to being resolved, thanks to a last-minute about-turn by the regulator.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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