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Telecom  |  MTN Rolls Out “World-First” WhatsApp Recharging Channel

MTN has introduced a WhatsApp channel which allows customers to purchase data or airtime, which it has described as an exclusive world-first. The function is called MTN Chat. Customers will be able to also receive notifications and check their account ...
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Broadcasting Services  |  South Africa: SABC Lays Off 10 Top Managers Amidst Financial Troubles

The SABC has allegedly decided to axe 10 of its General Managers after their contracts came to an end. According to senior executives at South Africa’s national broadcaster, those that were affected were three provincial GMs, as well as some ...
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ICASA Appoints Acting Chairperson For South Africa's Broadcasting Regulator

ICASA has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as the Acting Chairperson at South Africa's broadcasting regulator. The appointment is effective immediately, and it comes after the dismissal of the previous Chairperson of ICASA, Rubben Mohlaloga following his fraud conviction. ICASA said ...

MTN Shares Drop Despite Expected 20% Higher Annual Earnings

The mobile operator MTN’s share price has dropped despite announcing on Monday 4th February that it was expecting to report annual earnings of at least 20 percent higher. The share price ended the day at 2.54 percent lower at R85.86 ...

MTN Reduces Prepaid Out Of Bundle Rates

MTN has decreased its out of bundle (OOB) data rate by 75% for prepaid customers. The telecoms giant said that prepaid customers who are not making use of data bundles will now pay only 29 cents per megabyte for their ...

Showmax To Launch New South African Original Series

Showmax has launched the trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes, and it looks like a fascinating and creepy adventure. The series is shot in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa and is the second South African original show from the streaming ...

Netflix South Africa’s Speeds Are Among The Slowest Globally

Netflix has revealed that on its ISP Speed Index for December 2018, South Africa still very low in the rankings. South Africa’s achieved an average ISP speed of 2.63Mbps in December, an increase over the previous month’s average. Despite the ...

South Africa: Free State Digital Migration Date Extended To February

South Africa’s Department of Communications (DOC) has moved the deadline for switching over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the Free State to the end of February. The initial deadline was 31 December 2018. According to the DOC, ...

Helios Towers Joins South African Market With Vulatel Collaboration

Telecommunications tower operator Helios Towers has made its entrance into the South African market, promising large investments in infrastructure as the country moves towards 5G. A representative of Helios Towers said that through its partnership with local partner South Africa’s ...

South Africa: MultiChoice Confirms That Showmax South Africa Is Not Going Anywhere

The recent news that Naspers is shutting down Showmax video streaming service in Poland on 31 January 2019 has raised some questions in the industry about the company’s sustainability. Showmax first widened its reach to Europe in February 2017 when ...

Africa Launches Its First Short-Format Sitcom

‘The Bellos', Africa's first ever short-format sitcom for social media and TV is now released. The show is produced by the KMP Media Group in Johannesburg and was written by Cilla Lowen, a screenwriter who has a fantastic penchant for ...

Liquid Telecom South Africa To Launch Multi-Billion Rand 4G Network

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the front-running pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will roll out a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa. Wholesale roaming services will be made available on Liquid Telecom’s networks throughout ...