You can now RICA your SIM-card online at Vodacom and Rain - and MTN promises to improve the service soon

2020-02-17 17:05

Completing the process online means consumers can avoid lengthy queues.

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.

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.

Early June rains good, but no guarantee they will last - experts

2019-06-10 21:38

Experts warn that the good rainfall in early June does not mean that the rainfall in the rest of winter will be good - or even average - and have urged that water restrictions remain in place.

Why Telkom will not yet invest in 5G – and when 5G will be available at Cell C, Vodacom, MTN, and Rain

2019-05-06 09:12

5G promises to be up to be 20 times faster than 4G.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Joburg, but rain to clear from Friday

2019-04-25 13:52

The cut-off low pressure system that resulted in parts of South Africa being hit by heavy rains and floods is now weakening, the SA Weather Service says, but a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Johannesburg.

WATCH: Joy and sorrow as heavy rains flood Riviersonderend

2019-03-13 17:19

The Western Cape got the lion's share of rain over the weekend with some happy that near-empty dams would be filling up, but the heavy rainfall also devastated the small town of Riviersonderend.

Heavy rain may heighten outage risk, Eskom warns

2018-12-07 12:21

The biggest risk to Eskom being able to avoid load shedding during this weekend is the weather, according to the power utility’s spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

At R50 for 1 gig, this is SA’s cheapest data network. It took us 6 minutes to sign up

2018-06-11 16:44

But getting the SIM card proved to be a problem.

WATCH: Heavy rains flood Cape Town roads

Heavy rain resulted in major flooding in several areas in Cape Town, including Somerset West, Edgemead and parts of Blouberg. Watch.

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Expect more snakes in KZN as heavy rains set in

2019-11-13 16:21

The best thing to do is to contact a professional to have the snake removed to avoid getting bitten.

Load shedding will hit data prices, cellphone companies warned

2019-10-16 08:53

Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday.

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.

Vodacom is spending billions on 'SA’s cheapest data network' Rain, while its own data prices continue to plummet

2019-05-13 12:22

Vodacom will soon have spent R2.3 billion in capital on the much smaller data-only network Rain, its latest financial results show – money its competitors think will be very well spent.

Last week, potato prices jumped by 43% in 48 hours – here's why

2019-04-30 15:16

A 10kg-bag fetched R85 at the Durban market, long before the usual seasonal increase in prices.

3 Eastern Cape pupils drown following heavy rains

2019-04-25 12:28

Three Eastern Cape primary school pupils have drowned following heavy downpours in the province.

Rain could beat cellphone network giants Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom to 5G

2019-02-27 14:43

Rain could be bringing ultra-fast internet 5G to South Africa by mid-2019.

Watch: Residents celebrate as Western Cape municipal dam overflows

2018-09-19 16:05

Last year this time it was 42.7% full, and it has not reached maximum capacity for four years.

Good rains for Cape Town but metro still in the grip of drought

2018-06-02 15:50

Authorities say while a cold front has brought good rainfall in the mountains that form the catchment areas for Cape Town's dams, total water storage is still low.

WATCH: Capetonians show big love for first real rainfall

News24 took to the streets to ask Capetonians to share their thoughts on the downpour in the city and to share what they missed most about the rain during the drought. Watch.

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