Vodacom zero-rates COVID Alert SA app on its network

The mobile operator backs the government-endorsed COVID-19 contact-tracing app by enabling zero-rated access for its customers.


COVID-19 drives African states into cashless societies

Cash may have traditionally been king, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a faster pace of mobile money adoption across the continent.


execMobile’s dual network coverage in SA and price decreases across zones

execMobile offers a local SIM with coverage on both Vodacom and MTN networks, which automatically steers to the best available network.


SA operators crack down on mobile fraud amid COVID-19 crisis

Local telcos tighten their mobile security efforts, after being accused of falling behind in fighting a new wave of fraud during the COVID-19 crisis.


Vodacom intros gender-neutral leave policy

The company announces all its employees, regardless of their gender and sexual orientation, will be offered 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave.

27 Aug

Vodacom boosts fight against gender-based violence

The mobile operator establishes a R5 million fund to further support survivors of gender-based violence.


Wits University extends data offer to international students

Students living in Lesotho will receive 30GB of data, while students in Zimbabwe and Eswatini will receive 10GB of data.

20 Aug

YeboYethu seeks shareholders to collect unclaimed dividends

The empowerment scheme holds millions in gains for thousands of shareholders who have not updated their contact details on a regular basis.

Aug 17, 2020

Ericsson zeroes in on SA’s promising 5G market

The Swedish company sees a lot of opportunity in the country's 5G market, as operators wait for ICASA to make high-demand spectrum available.

Aug 14, 2020

Vodacom pumps R200m into ECape network expansion drive

The capital expenditure will go towards the deployment of 20 new base stations in urban areas and 18 new base stations in rural areas.

Aug 14, 2020

Vodacom base stations under siege in Soweto

The company appeals to Soweto residents to report incidents of battery theft and site vandalism, as the situation has become severe.

Aug 13, 2020

Vodacom, MTN want lower spectrum prices to cover rural areas

With the promise of permanent spectrum by the end of the year, the operators say lower spectrum prices would incentivise greater coverage of rural areas.

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