Icasa edges towards spectrum allocation

2019-09-20 11:23

South Africa is finally edging towards the much-awaited allocation of high demand spectrum, with Icasa revealing that it plans to release licencing criteria by year end.

Here is what you are paying for cellphone calls and data

2019-04-22 20:45

According to a new report by ICASA, start-up Rain offers the most competitive mobile data rates, while Cell C offers the most affordable pay-per-second voice calls.

Icasa's new acting chair pledges commitment after Mahlaloga’s conviction

2019-03-25 21:29

The appointment of Keabetswe Modimeng is significant given former chair Rubben Mahlaloga’s conviction on fraud charges and removal from the Icasa board last week.

National Assembly unanimously approves report to remove convicted fraudster as Icasa chair

2019-03-19 20:59

The National Assembly has supported, without objection, the report to remove convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga from his position as chair of Icasa.

Convicted fraudster seeks to stop parliamentary processes aimed at removing him as Icasa chair

2019-03-18 08:18

Rubben Mohlaloga, who is on bail pending appeal after he was sentenced to 20 years for fraud and money laundering, wants to remain in his position as Icasa chairperson.

MultiChoice complaint is part of new era of accountability, says non-profit

2019-02-27 19:50

The complaint against MultiChoice with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is crucial as the country emerges from a period of "ubiquitous corruption", Khulisa Social Solutions has said.

Right2Know wants state capture commission to probe broadcasters

2019-02-20 21:29

There is a need for a full investigation into how state capture could have affected the broadcasting and media sector in SA, claims the Right 2 Know Campaign.

Icasa boss sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud, money laundering

2019-02-15 11:14

Independent Communications Authority of SA head Rubben Mohlaloga has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and money laundering.

Vodacom share price slumps as SA service revenue slips

2019-01-24 10:14

The mobile operator's share price slumped on Thursday morning, after a trading update showed the company's SA service revenue declined for the quarter ended December 31.

Kwese TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news

2018-11-23 21:26

Pan African broadcaster Kwese TV, which hopes to enter the local free-to-air market, banks on its media experience, as it makes its submission for a broadcasting licence


Competition watchdog hails spectrum policy as step towards lower data costs

2019-08-02 16:16

The Competition Commission has hailed gazetting of government's policy on high demand spectrum, saying the development was a critical step towards realising lower data costs for South African consumers.

ACM application against the SABC dismissed with costs

2019-04-06 14:54

An application brought by African Content Movement (ACM) against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) over coverage of the party's election manifesto has been dismissed by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg with costs.

Convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga axed as Icasa boss following National Assembly resolution

2019-03-20 11:02

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga has been removed from his position.

Icasa grants Kwese TV free-to-air licence

2019-03-19 15:17

Kwese TV has been awarded a licence to operate the country’s new free-to-air terrestrial television service, with five free channels - including a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.

Fire fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga from Icasa immediately, MPs agree

2019-03-12 13:04

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications has resolved that Independent Communications Authority of SA chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga be removed from his position with immediate effect.

ICASA raps MultiChoice on the knuckles for listing despite complaint

2019-02-27 14:46

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has expressed its "concern" that the MultiChoice group proceeded with its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange despite facing a complaint before ICASA's Complaints and Compliance Committee.

Conviction of Icasa boss: Ndabeni-Abrahams says her hands are tied

2019-02-16 19:55

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says she would study the judgment of Independent Communications Authority of SA chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and money laundering.

MultiChoice faces Icasa complaint ahead of JSE listing

2019-02-08 06:25

A non-profit group has filed a complaint seeking to stop MultiChoice from listing on the JSE without the Independent Communications Authority of SA's approval.

Ferial Haffajee: Data expiry must expire

2019-01-17 06:55

Expiring data is a business anachronism and must die out, says Ferial Haffajee.

Start-up broadcaster wants to add cultural flavour to local TV

2018-11-22 17:37

Start-up broadcasting company Free To Air TV unpacks its 'niche' business model as it makes presentation for TV licence.

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