There’s still no answer to Please Call Me. Now they want the arbitrator to hang up

New ‘sideshow’ stalls Nkosana Makate’s negotiation with Vodacom.

How to stretch your prepaid airtime buck

Cash-strapped cellphone users are recharging for as little as R2, as pressure mounts for free SMSes.

Vodacom boosts growth forecasts on rising network investment

The telecommunications giant has raised its revenue targets and is investing in data services as smartphone usage rises in its markets.

Please Call Me about paying me

The high-profile case against Vodacom has cast a spotlight on litigation financiers.

‘No ANC meddling’ in PIC

Public Investment Corporation head Daniel Matjila has denied that the ANC is trying to get the PIC to sell its Vodacom shares to a BEE consortium.

Mr Please Call Me’s story destined for a book and the big screen

Rebecca Davis interviews Nkosana Makate, the originator of Vodacom’s free messaging concept, who’s won his 15-year battle against the cellphone giant.

Romeo Kumalo chases PIC stake in Vodacom

A BEE consortium in which Kumalo has emerged as a key player is said to be eyeing the Public Investment Corporation’s prized Vodacom stake.

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.

Cost issues cloud cellphone wars

Cell C has made an aggressive move with its new Epic contract offer, but experts warn that other factors count.

All aboard the broadband wagon

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has been urged to unlock competition in the mobile data markets.

Vodacom re-launches M-Pesa (again)

Following a disastrous South African launch in 2010, Vodacom has redesigned and relaunched M-Pesa, the mobile money service that transformed Kenya.

Vodacom sales rise on African data boom

The telecom giant's sales rose to R18.3-billion in the second quarter with data revenue from other African countries accelerating growth.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Partner row hits Mabuza Eskom deal

Former business associate says Nomvula Mabuza was not authorised to use his firm’s credentials to win the R100-million maintenance contract

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

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