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SA’s competition watchdog approves Google’s deal to buy Fitbit

The Competition Commission has conditionally approved the proposed merger whereby Google intends to acquire Fitbit.

Nov 17, 2020

Vodacom CEO takes jibe at Telkom over Rain deal

Telkom is trying to restrict the amount of spectrum Vodacom gets at the auction by making noise about roaming agreements with Rain, says Shameel Joosub.


Small Business Institute rebukes CompCom over e-commerce regulations

The Small Business Institute warns South Africa’s competition authorities against excessive regulation of the digital economy.


CompCom to fight merger creep, cartel conduct in digital economy

The competition watchdog believes the digital economy threatens to further marginalise vulnerable businesses and therefore regulation is necessary.

Oct 15, 2020

Lobby group contests Vodacom-Rain pact, as telco denies merger

While Vodacom says its deal with Rain was sanctioned by the authorities, the Progressive Blacks in ICT says the arrangement cannot be allowed.

Oct 6, 2020

Trade union, political party march to halt job cuts at Cell C

The ICTU and African Democratic Change march to Blue Label’s offices, demanding intervention from Cell C’s largest shareholder.

Oct 2, 2020

Political party demands Cell C halt retrenchments

African Democratic Change will march to Cell C head office on Tuesday, demanding that all staff already retrenched be reinstated immediately.

Sep 17, 2020

Digital newcomer Discovery Bank nears 500K customers

The digital bank says it has 489 000 clients as of 13 September, versus 370 000 accounts at the end of June.


Competition watchdog moves to redress SA’s ‘digital deficits’

The need for digital economy regulation is now all the more urgent, as COVID-19 moves more services online, says the Competition Commission.

Aug 26, 2020

Fresh storm brewing as Cell C employees blow the whistle

The employees are alleging a number of issues, which they place at the centre of the challenges facing the mobile operator.

Jul 14, 2020

Cell C reduces pricing on 30-day data bundles

The mobile carrier unveils a new data pricing structure for its 30-day bundles, which will see 2G cost R95.

Jun 29, 2020

Cell C faces off with angry union over retrenchments

The union says employees are cognisant of the company’s depressed financial position but they cannot be blamed for the liquidity challenges.

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