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2:10
6 hours ago

YeboYethu appoints Thabo Mokgatlha as chairman

Vodacom’s black economic empowerment scheme names Thabo Mokgatlha as chairman to replace Zarina Bassa, who will step down later this year.

3:30

South Africa remains ‘important’ market for Huawei

Huawei lauds the success of its smartwatch in SA, with Consumer Business Group SA CTO Akhram Mohamed saying it’s the “best-selling” smartwatch locally.

1:50

All systems go as Ethiopia opens telecoms licence bid

The bid for the long-awaited Ethiopian telecoms operator licence opens tomorrow and mobile operators have a month to submit their proposals.

2:50
Yesterday

Bolt gets R363m for Africa, Eastern Europe expansion

The International Finance Corporation investment will support entrepreneurship, empower women and increase access to affordable mobility in the regions.

3:40
Wednesday

South Africa among countries most sceptical about 5G

Many are still cynical about the next-generation tech, routinely searching online to query 5G’s safety and its connection to COVID-19, despite these concerns being debunked as fallacies.

2:10

Millions set aside for dual-illumination amid digital TV delay

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Comms hears R204 million has been allocated to Sentech this financial year for dual-illumination, as digital migration limps along.

2:20
Wednesday

Vodacom boosts financial services drive with SME solution

The VodaTrade digital platform enables SMEs to transact with large organisations, receive orders and issue invoices, without worrying about backend challenges.

4:10

We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson

The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.  

6:40

Telcos and the SME opportunity

Telcos play a key supporting role in enabling SMEs to shift to a digital business model.

6:10
Tuesday

Telco vs TechCo – new battlefield for the future of ICT

The success of telcos will require that they become one-stop diversified technology service providers, says Sudipto Moitra, GM: ICT at MTN SA Business.

2:00

MTN records massive fintech growth in Nigeria

The mobile operator sees an increased uptake in its fintech business, which includes MoMo, insurance, airtime lending and e-commerce.

2:00
Monday

MTN vows to fight Syria curatorship order

The telco readies for yet another battle as the mobile operator seeks to overturn a court order in Syria that placed it under curatorship.