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Information Communication Technology  |  South Africa | A "Super-Regulator" Might Emerge For The Media And Telecoms Industry

The Internet Service Provider Association of South Africa (ISPA) has signified a fear that the South Africa media and telecommunication space is lurching into being overseen by what it has called an overarching "Super Regulator".   ISPA is raising this ...
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Mergers & Reorganisations  |  South Africa: Mergers Afoot Among State-Owned-Enterprises (SOEs) In Communications Dept.

South Africa's Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has said that in pursuance of the presidential commitment to rationalise the state-owned-enterprises under its purview, it would embark on merging many of its entities and institutions.   To this end, it ...
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South Africa: Filming For International Productions To Ramp Up As Country Re-Opens

South Africa has been relatively successful as a destination to locate and shoot international films and television programmes. The country is endowed with a good range of location, skilled labour-force that speaks English, and smart government incentive programmes such as ...

Vodacom, Microsoft To Enable Remote Learning With Affordable Connectivity

In South Africa, Microsoft and Vodacom have announced they will be joining forces to provide distant or remote learning with low-cost or ‘affordable’ connectivity plans.   The Connected Digital Education Platform that is being launched will offer learners and teachers ...

South Africa’s Telcos Give Mixed Reactions To New Spectrum Directive

There has been mixed reactions from South Africa’s mobile operators, but also a sense of optimism, as they ponder the implications of the new policy directive on spectrum allocation recently announced by the country’s Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, ...

South African Film, Stroop, Receives International Award

The South African breakout film STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war, has won the highly sought-after Genesis Award in the Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film division in the United States. The Genesis Awards recognises outstanding work in ...

South Africa’s Final Spectrum Policy To Be Issued Soon -Minister

After many years of delays, South Africa’s long-anticipated final policy directive on spectrum allocation will be released to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) any day now. The announcement was made recently by the country’s Communications and Digital ...

South Africa: Minister Promises To Fast-Track Digital Migration

South Africa’s Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has pledged — like many of her predecessors — to fast-track South Africa’s late migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television. Speaking in parliament earlier this week Ndabeni-Abrahams said that the department would present ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...