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WhatsApp ‘disappointed’ after it’s blocked from off-boarding GovChat

The Facebook-owned app vows to defend the popular messaging platform from abuse, insisting GovChat has repeatedly refused to comply with its terms of service.

25 Mar

GovChat granted interim relief in Facebook, WhatsApp face-off

The Competition Tribunal deals Facebook-owned WhatsApp a blow, restricting it from removing the official citizen engagement platform for government from the messaging app.

Jan 26, 2021

GovChat pleased with interim order to stay on WhatsApp

GovChat welcomes the Competition Tribunal’s interim order that prevents its off-boarding from Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s business platform.


Green light for two renewable energy mergers in SA

The Competition Tribunal has given the go-ahead for two mergers of companies that supply renewable energy to power utility Eskom.

Jan 22, 2021

Tribunal issues interim order in GovChat, WhatsApp face off

The Competition Tribunal issues an order for interim arrangement in the GovChat, WhatsApp and Facebook matter.

Jan 19, 2021

WhatsApp slams GovChat for ‘breaking’ terms of use

Facebook’s legal team argues the citizen engagement platform is “breaking all the rules” in the terms of use of WhatsApp’s business platform.

Jan 18, 2021

WhatsApp off-boarding would curtail its existence, says GovChat

GovChat’s removal from Facebook-owned WhatsApp would materially prejudice the citizen engagement platform’s entire existence, says CEO Eldrid Jordaan.

Nov 17, 2020

Vodacom CEO takes jibe at Telkom over Rain deal

Telkom is trying to restrict the amount of spectrum Vodacom gets at the auction by making noise about roaming agreements with Rain, says Shameel Joosub.

Oct 15, 2020

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.

Oct 14, 2020

Telkom drags Vodacom, Rain to Competition Tribunal

Telkom wants the competition authorities to declare the suite of spectrum arrangements between Vodacom and Rain as a merger.

May 15, 2020

Standard Bank gets approval to acquire renewable energy projects

The competition watchdog gives a fund owned by the bank the green light to acquire Mulilo Prieska and De Aar projects in SA.

Mar 27, 2020

Tribunal prohibits Naspers’s OLX, WeBuyCars merger

The competition watchdog says the proposed transaction should be prohibited as it is likely to prevent or lessen competition.

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