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Single complaint about disappearing data

Single complaint about disappearing data

Just one customer has complained to the National Consumer Commission (NCC) about disappearing mobile data, according to a spokesman. Rapid mobile data depletion has become a hot topic in South Africa this month, with complaints streaming into radio stations and on social

Mobile data expiry in the spotlight

Mobile data expiry in the spotlight

How and when mobile networks expire consumers’ unused data is coming under the spotlight again in South Africa, says National Consumer Commission (NCC) spokesman Trevor Hattingh. The NCC announced earlier this month that it is investigating contract price hikes by mobile networks

Worries over R25m cellphone ‘spy machine’

Worries over R25m cellphone ‘spy machine’

The investigation into how a highly restricted cellphone “grabber” came into the possession of normal citizens is a sensitive matter, the Hawks said on Friday. These are surveillance machines that can access bank transactions and jam cellphone network signals, and

Telkom debuts direct billing in Play Store

Telkom debuts direct billing in Play Store

Telkom customers can now buy apps from the Google Play Store directly from their smartphone or tablet and charge the cost directly to their bill if they’re a contract customer or to their available airtime if they’re on prepaid. Telkom is offering the service by integrating its event

Africa leads world in Internet growth

Africa leads world in Internet growth

Growth in international Internet capacity connected to Africa outpaces all other regions of the world, new research shows. African Internet bandwidth grew by 41% between 2014 and 2015, and by 51% compounded annually over the past five years, to reach 2,9Tbit/s, according to new data from

Dep’t defends Muthambi’s R600 000 trip

Dep’t defends Muthambi’s R600 000 trip

The department of communications has hit back at criticism over payments it made to cover a US trip by minister Faith Muthambi. The department spent almost R600 000 on a nine-day trip to a luxury goods show and folk art festival in the US, according to a reply in parliament

Spooks mum on SABC ‘spy operation’

Spooks mum on SABC ‘spy operation’

The State Security Agency would not be drawn to confirm or deny whether a secret operation was taking place at the SABC’s Durban offices as alleged by the staff on Wednesday. In a cryptic comment, an SSA spokesman said staff should ask the SABC if

Cell C ends free WhatsApp deal

Cell C ends free WhatsApp deal

Cell C has decided to bring an end to free access to WhatsApp, it said on Thursday. In its place, the mobile operator is adding a R5 WhatsApp bundle to its portfolio of products, providing a month’s access to the

Muthambi on R600 000 US ‘junket’

Muthambi on R600 000 US ‘junket’

The Democratic Alliance has accused communications minister Faith Muthambi of embarking on a R600 000 “junket” to the US, where she visited a luxury goods show and a folk art festival. DA MP Gavin Davis said on Thursday that Muthambi

Telkom vows end to massive payouts

Telkom vows end to massive payouts

Telkom will not again structure a contract with an exit package as generous as the one paid to former chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte, board chairman Jabu Mabuza has vowed. TechCentral revealed in July that Telkom had paid

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