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The ANC’s control over South African telecoms companies

The South African government is one of the biggest shareholders in local telecommunications companies, which is of concern to industry players.

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Telecoms policy in South Africa is dysfunctional

The battle over South Africa’s wireless broadband spectrum auction highlights significant government policy missteps, says local technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck.

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Government fighting hard to keep South African telecoms in the dark ages

The Telecommunications Minister’s plan to fight ICASA’s spectrum auction may delay the roll-out of faster and better broadband. It is, however, not the first time this has happened.

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ANC’s control over who is given spectrum must stop: DA

The DA’s Shadow Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Marian Shinn has called on Siyabonga Cwele to halt legal action against ICASA.

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Big legal problem that let South African policeman get cellphone records from operators

A man facing 26 charges related to illegal surveillance got mobile operators to give him his targets’ phone records.

Mobile Network Operator Telkom Vodacom MTN Cell C

Which telecoms company in South Africa gives the best customer service

The latest Hellopeter ratings reveal which South African telecommunications company has the best customer service, and which one has the worst.

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Negotiations yet to begin on Icasa strike: Worker

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and its striking workers have not yet started negotiations to end an ongoing strike.

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Google’s Project Fi users will pay R143 per GB in South Africa

Google’s Project Fi subscribers now have access to high-speed data in 135 destinations.

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SEACOM gets peering link in Sweden for faster speeds to Europe

SEACOM is the first African carrier to peer at the Netnod Internet exchange point in Stockholm, it announced.

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The day South Africa’s Internet took a knock

The latest Akamai State of the Internet report shows the day when South Africa’s Internet suffered a major disruption.

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