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Old telephone

A history of phones in South Africa – 1878 to 2015

The first telephones arrived in South Africa in 1878. Here is how phone technology has progressed in the country – from the days of Alexander Graham Bell, to the Samsung Galaxy S6.

First telephone in South Africa

The first telephone ever used in South Africa

MyBroadband takes a look at the first telephone used in the country – back in 1878 in Cape Town.

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Uncapped voice service for R249 per month

Vox Telecom has launched a “first-to-market” uncapped voice package for FTTH customers in South Africa.


SA ICT spending to hit R8.9 billion: research

Experts are projecting that South Africa’s public sector ICT spending will rise to $707.6m by 2019.

Telkom fibre

How to avoid calling the Telkom call centre

Many people are complaining about long waiting times when they call the Telkom help desk – here are some alternative ways to get support.

Mobile network operators

The most respected telecoms operator in South Africa

South Africa’s IT community revealed which mobile services they use, and which telecommunications operator they respect the most.

Government security

ISPA’s three wishes

ISPA has asked for greater competition through open access, an understanding of net neutrality, and a regulator that is equipped to translate policy into practice.

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The poor in SA don’t want free airtime, just 1c per minute calls

Research from the Link Centre conducted for the Right2Know Campaign shows that poor South Africans don’t want free airtime.

Government wasting money

Why public SA government-owned broadband is a bad idea

The Right2Know campaign has argued for an alternative to South Africa’s current privatised telecoms sector. Be careful what you wish for.

Telkom's new brand

Telkom line rental prices: 2002 to 2015

Telkom surprised subscribers when it announced a line rental price increase from May 2015. Here is how prices have changed between 2002 and today.

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