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.

SUNDAY READ: 'There was talk of this new cellular' - Vodacom exec Carol Hall on her rise to the top

2019-08-04 09:48

Having started her career in sales at Vodacom in 1994, Carol Hall later became the first female managing executive of a region. She shares more on her journey of climbing up the corporate ladder, and the priorities for her new role.

Vodacom, MTN and Rain are preparing for e-SIM cards in SA. Here’s how it will work

2019-07-10 07:13

e-SIM cards are built into a device and therefore only needs to be activated.

How defensive is defensive?

2019-07-04 09:08

No matter the economic environment, there are certain things people can’t do without. Shares in companies that produce such products are therefore resilient in tough times. But defensive stocks tend to struggle when markets are thriving.

SA children are changing the way they search for things on the internet – here’s what they are looking for, and how much of it is porn

2019-06-15 09:06

South African kids want to are into music, videos and cartoons on their desktops, new data shows.

We can take better care of water resources using data - expert

2019-05-19 17:06

There is poor awareness and use of available data in Africa, which could actually help to create the modernised management of water resources, according to an expert.

Google will now auto-delete some user data - if you ask

2019-05-02 17:52

Google says it will let users set up their profiles to automatically delete location and web-browsing data, giving people a middle ground to the internet giant’s always-on or always-off data hoovering mechanisms.

Mobile operators, govt must step up to reduce data prices, fast – competition watchdog

2019-04-26 07:00

The Competition Commission has called for immediate relief on data pricing, among other things, following an inquiry into the data services market.

Vodacom, MTN shares fall after Competition Commission finds data too expensive

2019-04-24 16:13

Vodacom and MTN shares fell after one of the competition regulators ruled that the mobile-phone companies overcharge customers for data – particularly those with lower incomes.

WATCH: US prosecutors probe Facebook data deals

2019-03-23 11:16

The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data-sharing agreements with some of the world's top technology companies.

 

Q&A: Vodacom's Carol Hall on climbing the corporate ladder

2019-08-04 14:59

Vodacom Managing Executive for the Western region Carol Hall started her career at the mobile communications company selling cellphone contracts, she shares lessons she's learnt on her journey.

Less data would make F1 better - Raikkonen

2019-07-05 10:11

Kimi Raikkonen says Formula 1 would be more exciting if it limited the amount of data the teams and drivers are able to analyse.

MTN, Vodacom given boost by promise of long-delayed spectrum

2019-06-21 19:32

Vodacom and MTN, the country's two biggest mobile-phone providers, have long been demanding the opportunity to bid for new spectrum to extend high-speed internet to new customers and increase data revenue.

Telkom added 4.5 million users by piggybacking on the competition – and selling data for R50 less per gig than Vodacom

2019-05-27 10:31

Mobile now accounts for 25.7% of Telkom’s overall revenue, compared to 3.2% in 2013.

WATCH: Google gives users more control over data

2019-05-09 18:47

Google is trying hard to convince consumers that it's safe to trust them. At its developer conference, the tech giant put the issue front and centre.

Sell in May? First look at the data.

2019-05-02 10:59

It’s that time of year when the yearly ‘sell in May and go away’ question pops up. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains why you should avoid this (and other) investment myths.

SA data prices high, anti-poor and lack transparency, Competition Commission finds

2019-04-24 21:57

SA's mobile data prices are much higher than many other countries across the globe and the rest of Africa, and MTN and Vodacom charge domestic consumers much more than they do in other countries, the Competition Commission has found.

Twitter's Dorsey adds his voice to support of regulation in tech

2019-04-03 18:12

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says rules like Europe’s Data Protection Regulation have had a positive impact on the technology industry, remarks that come days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for stepped up government oversight of social media platforms.

SA business underplaying the danger of cybercrime?

2019-03-13 10:59

According to current data, South Africa has the third-highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide. Experts warn that the threat has never been more severe, yet we are lagging when it comes to preventing cyber-attacks.

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