Stephen Whitford is an ITWeb contributor.
Senegalese mobile company Manobi has launched a project providing market information to Limpopo farmers via cellphone.
MTN is offering free WAP access for contract and prepaid subscribers to promote its new portal.
There is widespread speculation that MTN will lose its bid for the second cellphone operator licence in Saudi Arabia.
MapStudio has launched another software version of its map book, which enables users to calculate travel costs.
The ICT empowerment charter will not be a guideline, it will be a legal document, says the Department of Trade and Industry.
MTN users can now use USSD to access voicemail when abroad.
The Business Software Alliance says SA`s software piracy rate is lower than that of other countries across EMEA.
A disgruntled user has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority that Sentech is falsely advertising its broadband offering.
ICT multinationals operating in SA have submitted a joint proposal on the equity requirements and other elements of the proposed ICT empowerment charter.
Several new anti-Sentech Web sites have been launched to complain about access speeds and service levels.
T-Systems SA says the local market presents a "large opportunity" for Deutsche Telecom.