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Feb 25, 2021

Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO

The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.

1:40

ICASA condemns fake 5G-coronavirus theories

The regulator joins the list of voices to dispel claims that 5G is the cause of COVID-19.

4:30

UJ’s Prof Marwala clears up 5G myths

As the fifth-generation technology era ramps up, citizens must be educated to position SA strategically, says Professor Tshilidzi Marwala.

3:30

Communications ministry entities back Ndabeni-Abrahams

Despite reports of a tumultuous past, the heads and CEOs within minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s portfolio have committed their support to ensure delivery of key targets.

4:00

Govt wants 80% of population to have Internet access by 2024

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams signs a performance agreement, agreeing to ensure 80% of the population has access to the Internet in the next four years.

2:30

ICASA’s newly-appointed councillors set to take oath of office

The council members will serve a four-year term and execute their mandate in the public interest, while the chairperson will serve the five-year term.

5:30

MPs blast Ndabeni-Abrahams on ICASA council conduct

The communications committee snubs minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s request to deviate from its recommendation in appointing the ICASA council.

4:20

ICASA edges closer to filling spots on council

Former ICASA councillors Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng and Peter Zimri are among the recommended nominees to serve on the regulator’s council.

2:50

BREAKING: Ndabeni-Abrahams recommends six nominees for ICASA council

The candidates are Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng, Peter Zimri, Luthando Mkutumela, Yolisa Kedama, Dr Charles Lewis and Dikeledi Mushi.

3:50

ICASA council left with only three members

The departure of an ICASA councillor leaves the regulator’s highest decision-making body at the mercy of only three members, instead of the required nine councillors.

6:20

Close ICASA and create a digital regulator, says Ngcaba

ICT veteran Dr Andile Ngcaba says ICASA’s law in its current state cannot drive digital transformation, amid mooted changes for the telecoms regulator.

4:30

SA’s smartphone penetration surpasses 90%

Latest figures from telecoms regulator ICASA show SA’s smartphone subscriptions at 53.4 million, putting smartphone penetration at 91.2% in 2019.

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