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5:30

Telcos gang up against ICASA in temporary spectrum fight

Vodacom and MTN have joined Telkom’s court application to halt the regulator’s move to take back temporary spectrum.

3:10

Virtual cards gain traction in South Africa

Data from Standard Bank and First National Bank shows significant increase in the use of virtual cards, as more South Africans shift to digital payment methods.

1:40
Thursday

Frogfoot pilots WiFi-only fibre solution

If successful, the open-access infrastructure provider says it will expand the concept across its entire network countrywide.

2:50

Analysts warn of Cell C strain due to prolonged recap deal

As the telco’s biggest shareholder renews its recapitalisation caution, industry watchers consider the impact of the prolonged refinancing discussions.

5:20

ICASA to fight court bid to hold onto temporary spectrum

The telecoms regulator readies to oppose the litigation instituted by Telkom to prevent it from withdrawing the temporary spectrum by 30 November.

3:10

City of Joburg brings tech onboard its war on potholes

A smart mobility initiative sees the city unveil its new Pothole Patrol app and WhatsApp-based chatbot for residents to report potholes.

5:20

Countries pay high price for excluding women from digital

Governments lose billions of dollars annually as women remain digitally excluded, with dire economic consequences of digital inequality.

2:10

Motorists get option to pay online to renew car licences

The Road Traffic Management Corporation joins forces with FNB to offer a service that allows motorists to renew and pay for their licence discs online.

3:00

MEC puts collaboration at forefront to connect communities

KwaZulu-Natal finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube stresses that connectivity has moved past being a “nice to have” and is now essential.

1:40

Standard Bank enables app-based payments at Pick n Pay

The big-four bank introduces EasyScan, a service allowing customers of the bank and Pick n Pay to pay for their shopping using the banking app.

4:00

Telkom, ICASA in another court battle over spectrum

The removal of the temporary spectrum while the National State of Disaster is still ongoing will have a catastrophic impact on South Africans, says the telco.

1:20
7 Oct

MTN appoints CFO for digital, fintech business

The mobile operator names Adekunle Awobodu as new chief financial officer for digital and fintech.