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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.


First section of MeerKAT telescope goes live

Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor unveils 16 MeerKAT dishes at the Square Kilometre Array core site.

Nov 13, 2015

Local tech in breakthrough breast cancer diagnosis

The R30 million Aceso machine is a world-first imaging system that instantly detects even the most microscopic cancer cells.

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