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Essential service providers panic as COVID-19 portal goes offline

The site, which allows companies to apply for exemption to operate during the lockdown, was inaccessible on Thursday due to high volumes of traffic.


Govt portal allows firms to seek trading approval during lockdown

In order for businesses to trade during the lockdown, they have to apply via a government portal, in terms of the regulations.

Nov 5, 2019

Govt intros new digital portal for company registration

The Department of Trade and Industry launches an online portal  which allows entrepreneurs to register a company within a day.


IT veteran Schofield holds fort at B-BBEE ICT council

The ICT Council appoints Adrian Schofield as acting CEO as it searches for a new head.


Govt commits to supporting local electric vehicle market

The Department of Trade and Industry engages the automobile sector on a framework focusing on setting up manufacturing plants for electric vehicles.


CompCom recommends how #DataMustFall

The Competition Commission's wish list for data prices includes cheaper sub-1GB bundles, more free WiFi and urgent assignment of spectrum.


SA data pricing is anti-poor, says CompCom

The Competition Commission's provisional report on its data inquiry has found retail pricing structures are anti-poor and lack transparency.


CompCom plans data value chain probe

As the one-year anniversary of the #DataMustFall movement nears, the Competition Commission enters the national debate, setting up a market inquiry.

Jul 14, 2017

Gigaba's action plan for spectrum

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba has outlined government's "inclusive growth action plan", including new timeframes for spectrum allocation.

Jul 4, 2017

ICASA begins tackling high data costs

The authority takes the first step to address the high cost of communication in SA, publishing a notice of its intention to conduct an inquiry.

May 30, 2017

Minister Patel calls for inquiry into data costs

Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel is the latest politician to call for an inquiry into the cost to communicate in SA.

Oct 12, 2016

Competition law compliance more important than ever

The Competition Commission's annual conference last week discussed the need to develop legal frameworks to address uncertainties in a rapidly evolving area of law.

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