Communications Minister to appeal court ruling

Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri will appeal a high court ruling permitting value-added network services (VANS) to build their own telecommunications networks, her office said on Friday.

"The Minister of Communications, Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, after due consideration of the Altech Cellular judgement, has decided to appeal against the judgement delivered on the 29th of August 2008 in the High Court," her office said in a statement.

Last month, the Transvaal Division of the high court ruled in favour of an urgent application brought by Altech Autopage Cellular on the question of whether VANS should be allowed to build their own networks.

Altech Cellular’s court action followed Matsepe-Casaburri’s refusal to grant VANS permission to do so.

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