Stats SA to overhaul GDP data from September

2020-01-21 10:24

The adjustment is unlikely to bring material changes to recent growth outcomes in an economy that's stuck in the longest downward cycle since 1945 and strained by political and policy instability, poor business confidence and regular electricity cuts.

Sunday Read: Big Telco’s price-gouging led to Big Government over-reach

2019-12-08 09:00

The data pricing debate is only beginning, says Ferial Haffajee.

Black Friday 2019: our favourite data deals from Cell C, MTN, Vodacom, and Telkom

2019-11-29 10:59

The major cellphone networks are selling data – on contract – for prices starting from R6.67 per gig, if your usage fits the right pattern.

A new deal means Cell C clients can use MTN's network - for much cheaper than MTN users

2019-11-18 16:16

The deal will be implemented from 2020 over 36 months.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini now has his own cellphone network – and a GB data costs 45% more than at Telkom

2019-11-05 12:52

Sim cards for the mobile service will only be available in KwaZulu-Natal at launch, but connectivity nationwide through the Cell C network.

MTN is giving away 1GB of free data – with a catch, and cake

2019-10-24 21:34

The data is only good for a day, but the cake comes with prizes.

Vandalism of South Africa's cellphone network nearly doubles during load shedding

2019-10-16 10:15

Eskom implemented stage 2 loadshedding on Wednesday - the first time since March.

Netflix has focused on India as a key area for growth. Exclusive data tells the story of its progress.

2019-10-09 15:28

Netflix trails Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video in India, mobile usage data by SimilarWeb suggests. But early signs show a mobile-only plan could help.

A South African earning minimum wage works 5.4 hours to earn 1GB of data – here’s how that compares to the rest of the world

2019-09-15 07:36

In Monaco people only have to work 0.10 hours to afford one GB of data.

A new plan says government intervention can make data 25% cheaper within three years – here’s why that is quite optimistic

2019-08-29 09:13

Mobile operators have long blamed the lack of spectrum for high data prices.


Facebook says it's investigating data exposure of 267 million users

2019-12-20 08:42

Facebook says it is investigating a report that a database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users was exposed online.

South Africa has the most expensive home fibre internet connections of any country, according to a new survey

2019-12-05 12:16

South Africans fork out a staggering R1,273.84 per month on average to get access to 100 Mbps speeds of uncapped residential line internet packages.

Microsoft launches tech project to tackle food security in SA, Africa

2019-11-22 06:00

Microsoft has launched FarmBeats, an agriculture research platform that aims to help farmers use artificial intelligence to aid production.

WATCH: Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

2019-11-07 16:14

Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment.

WATCH: Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks data exploitation

2019-11-05 11:48

The whistleblower joined Web Summit via live link from Russia.

You can't roll over your voice minutes at Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C – and that is not going to change

2019-10-23 09:12

Regulator Icasa forced network providers to allow consumers to roll over data in March, but the same is not true of voice minutes.

Load shedding will hit data prices, cellphone companies warned

2019-10-16 08:53

Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday.

South Africa’s first 5G network is now live in parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane – here’s what you’ll pay

2019-09-18 12:11

Rain says its 5G network will have speeds around 200 Mbps, compared to the roughly 40 Mbps people can expect on similarly-priced fibre lines.

Cell C ran into network issues a month after it defaulted on debt - but the struggling company says the problem is already fixed

2019-09-13 11:33

Technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck previously said users should only start worrying about Cell C when they struggle to connect to the network.

Why is South Africa still waiting for cheaper data?

2019-08-13 22:17

Mobile data prices in South Africa are higher than in many other countries in Africa and elsewhere. The quick release of spectrum could change that – but continued indecision by policymakers leaves consumers with costly data bills and hinders economic growth.

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