Legal View

ICASA to raise R200m as operators get provisional spectrum

The licences are valid for a period of seven months, commencing from 1 December 2021 and ending on 30 June 2022, says the regulator.


Litigation threatens to further derail SA’s delayed digital migration

Deputy communications minister Philly Mapulane tells Parliament that SA should have led digital migration in Africa and urges an end to ongoing litigation.


Debating the human rights issue around vaccine mandates

Many local companies are considering implementing vaccine mandates for employees from the new year, says Ian McAlister, GM at CRS Technologies.


Comms minister throws weight behind ICASA’s spectrum plans

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni backs ICASA’s move to assign provisional spectrum, saying it’s in the best interests of the country.

17 Nov

Tribunal extends GovChat’s stay on WhatsApp

The Competition Tribunal extends GovChat’s interim relief order in the Facebook and WhatsApp matter, but declines a request for a variation.

16 Nov

ZTE to pay CompCom R5m for anti-trust conduct in SA

The company was accused of cartel-like behaviour by driving the distribution of telecoms equipment and network solutions between its entities.

16 Nov

Gloves off as lottery operator fights regulator over software

The North Gauteng High Court is set to hear a case pitting Ithuba against the National Lottery Commission over who should control the lottery operator’s software.


Mystery Africrypt investor wants Cajee charges dropped

The unidentified investor offers to put in the money for a 51% stake and in so doing, take the crypto platform company out of liquidation.


ICASA makes amends with provisional spectrum, say analysts

By releasing provisional spectrum, the regulator is making a tacit admission that it erred in withdrawing the temporary spectrum, market watchers say.


ProSolutions looks to Huawei Cloud

Huawei Cloud enables ProSolutions to lower the barriers to entry to automation for SA law firms.


Biden tightens screws on Huawei, ZTE

US president Joe Biden signs the Secure Equipment Act, a law that targets firms deemed to pose a national security threat to America.

11 Nov

Protesters to descend on Amazon’s planned Cape Town HQ

The campaigners don’t understand the logic of destroying a sacred landscape, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is a philanthropist for climate change mitigation.