Supervan II

Expert Member
May 8, 2011
The ANC government is not a provider of data services. Everything else that they are a provider of, they have pulled through their backsides: SAA, State hospitals, Police, Defence force, Eskom, SITA, provision of water and many more. Even in their oversight role in spectrum allocation, look at ICASA, a complete and utter mess.

That is what makes this interesting: The ANC government have somehow realised that everything that they touch turns to ****, and these once proud institutions are now completely f*****, unable to deliver anything of value. It's not enough to **** ** everything in the public sector, they must now address the private sector, to do their "free service delivery" for them.

As if they haven't screwed up the private sector enough already with AA, BEE, unions, tough labour laws, and punitive taxation, they now want to rule over the pricing applied to private sector services, they want to force the private sector businesses to deliver services for free.

I see this spreading to other sectors: if you own a taxi, you will be obliged to give free rides to their specific chosen segment of the population. If you own a restaurant, free meals, grocery store, free groceries, hotel, free accommodation. This will continue until they have completely ****** the private sector too.

Viva ANC Viva!
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw


Honorary Master
May 21, 2018
So you gonna provide iPhones/Galaxys/laptops to every shack for them to be able to utilize this free data? Or do they just spread their arms wide to catch this data? :rolleyes:

See, there is more to this than just giving away data for free - something that our government is clearly incapable of foreseeing.
You say it as if they are actually capable of forseeing other things. No my friend, the only visions that they have is that of their ancestors, let them, they worhip the ancestors, the ashes of the ancestors..


Well-Known Member
Nov 15, 2021
Uhhhhmmmm Don't they need to still builds those houses that were promised to the poor like 30 years ago?


Executive Member
Jan 2, 2006
10GB per household per generation?

10GB per household per decade?

10GB per household per month?
The minister of corrupted communications is quoted in the article as having said 10GB per month:
“Data has become a new utility like water and electricity that our home needs,” Nthsavheni said at the joint State of the Nation debate at the City Hall in Cape Town on Tuesday.

“At some point, South Africa will say… despite whether you are rich or poor, whether you are employed or unemployed, [every household] have access to 10GB per month without failure because that’s what this government will deliver.”

Maybe "our home" means the home of her and her family (not to be confused with dwellings included in censuses).
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Cool Ideas Rep
Aug 6, 2003
We must decolonize the internet.

Data shouldn't be consumed in Gigabytes, but bartered in cows, or goats rather.

1 Goat = 10Gb of data.
1 Cow = 200Gb of data.

Actually, why does anyone need this internet thing even ?


Honorary Master
Aug 4, 2005
10GB free data for every South African household

Government will provide 10GB of free data to every South African household, similar to the allocation of basic municipal water and electricity services, communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has promised.

Indigent households qualify for 6,000 litres of water, 50kWh of electricity, and free sewerage and sanitation.
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Well-Known Member
May 22, 2007
Is the executive mayor of City of Cape Town, still Dan Plato?
I thought that had changed a loooooong time ago.
I have not bothered with reading further, as the rest of the FACTS are also prolly wrong or brought into question, as the article wanders off the point.


Executive Member
Aug 5, 2011
Ekurhuleni. But the DA are in charge there now so likely going to lose than ANC benefit, lol. You get 100kwh if you don't use more than a certain amount per month. I think you need to stay within 700kwh.
City of Cape Town:

A. You will be eligible for the LIFELINE TARIFF if: • FOR ALL CUSTOMERS:
o You have a municipal property valuation of R400 000 or less; and
o You receive less than 450 kWh per month on average, including any free electricity; and
o You have a prepayment meter.
o If you receive a pensioner or disabled persons rebate in terms of the Rates Policy, or are a tenant who otherwise would have qualified for such a rebate, or are registered as Indigent in terms of the Credit Control and Debt Collection Policy, the property valuation provision falls away.

This property valuation disqualifies nearly everyone, simply because of gentrification. There is nearly no township house in the traditional Cape Flats that is under R400k.


Honorary Master
Jun 29, 2006
Let's make everything free comrades. The rich will pay for it.


Honorary Master
Mar 13, 2006
If we can get our kids learning remotely then many kids can attend school or improve their schooling. You can have such great after hour tutor classes online, this can push education big time for many a poor kid. Then others that dont work, can study further online. There is a lot of online training and education for free and new skills they can learn. Great for them. Really a biggy for education.

So before you curse it or blame government. Its one of the best things that they can do. It will make a big impact on many a person.
So every person will get a pc / tablet too ?

Nah .. government is in it to get voters back... they have to throw a few scraps to entice them voters.


Honorary Master
Mar 12, 2008
why do people even believe this claptrap from the ANC, they know very well the promises are just hot air,

I mean Im still waiting for a Ferrari and a stadium as well as a Fairy and some Cows,


Honorary Master
Apr 5, 2004
This sounds like a giant clusterfsk waiting to happen.

She said six network operators, including Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and Telkom, will be bidding on the spectrum.

The six operators will be required to provide connectivity to more than 18,000 schools, 5,000 clinics and hospitals, and over 8,000 offices of traditional leaders or traditional authorities that hold certificates of recognition.