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1:20

Ndabeni-Abrahams apologises for ‘breaching’ lockdown rules

The minister issues a public apology via social media, conveying her “deepest regret” for violating lockdown regulations.

3:50

Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave, ordered to deliver public apology

President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to suspend communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, after she violates the country’s lockdown regulations.

2:00

Ex-Vodacom exec Vuyani Jarana joins Mobax to drive gig economy

Jarana joins Mobax, a telecommunications company, as shareholder and the group chairperson.

1:00
Yesterday

Mustek adds Molex to its stable

Molex stock has arrived in the country, but is being held by freight forwarders due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

2:10

Comms minister in hot water for ‘breaking’ lockdown rules

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will face president Cyril Ramaphosa after a social media post purports her to be breaking lockdown rules. 

4:00
Tuesday

Facebook, YouTube up fight against 5G, COVID-19 falsehoods

Amid the surge of social media rumours linking coronavirus to 5G technologies, some platforms have stepped up the fight against the baseless claims.

1:50
Tuesday

uKheshe, Africa Assist provide COVID-19 hotline

The micro-payments provider collaborates with the medical assistance firm to bring critical information about coronavirus, by phone, to users.

2:20

Domain name registry provides relief for defaulting .za sites

The administrator of SA's .za domain name offers domain name owners who are in arrears a respite, temporarily suspending its monthly deletions schedule.

3:50

ICASA outlines details of emergency COVID-19 spectrum

The emergency release does not negate the processes under way for permanent assignment of spectrum through an auction, says the authority.

2:40
Monday

Vodacom, Safaricom conclude M-Pesa brand takeover deal

The transaction will accelerate M-Pesa’s growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-Pesa brand.

1:50
Monday

Cell C appoints new chief commercial officer

Simo Mkhize re-joins Cell C from MTN SA, having spent the last 13 years in various commercial executive roles in SA’s major operators.

4:40
Monday

Huawei’s African operations weather US pushback

Despite the ban in the US, Huawei says its local operations continue to grow from strength to strength.