Vodacom

Vodacom bolsters its interventions in basic education

More resources are being invested in early childhood development programmes

From data must fall to data for all

Commission orders Vodacom and MTN to lower their prices and provide daily, free ‘lifeline’ data

Why the gender pay gap persists

Social norms and the economic value we attach to work are among the reasons the disparity still exists

The unholy cost of a sacred death

Funerals come with a huge price tag here in South Africa, but unless they’re okay with being pariahs, the bereaved must spare no expense

What it’s like to be spied on

Mail & Guardian journalist Athandiwe Saba tells of finding out that she was being surveilled

SABC appoints new acting COO

The national broadcaster’s board has appointed Dr Craig Van Rooyen with immediate effect

#PleaseCallMe movement urges Vodacom users to ditch the network

Nkosana Makate has been negotiating with Vodacom for several years in an attempt to get “reasonable compensation” for the free message service

Madonsela backs calls for Vodacom to settle Please Call Me saga

The former public protector has urged the mobile company to ‘do the right thing’ by resolving the impasse with the inventor of the phone service

Vodacom ‘Please Call Me’ settlement offer ‘an insult’ – Makate

Vodacom claims to have reached a settlement with Nkosana Makate but he has refuted these claims

Low mobile data prices forecast

A new company has launched a service that seriously challenges those of the major mobile operators

Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals

Apart from South Africa, Vodacom has operations in Tanzania, the DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho

‘Please Call Me’ inventor agrees to Vodacom gag order

Vodacom approached the High Court to seek an interdict to prohibit Nkosana Makate from disclosing any information to outside parties

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs