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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.