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MTN Nigeria fine reduced by a third

The Nigerian Communications Commission has decided to reduce the fine imposed on MTN by 35%, the telecommunications group said on Thursday. The size of the fine remains by far the largest fine ever imposed on a telecoms


Free education for all impossible, says Blade

Free higher education for all was impossible, higher education minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday. Government policy made no mention of free higher education, he told student representatives from 26 universities around the country


Uber driver assaulted in Durban

Thousands of revellers descending on Durban for the Rage Festival have fuelled simmering tensions between Uber taxi drivers and minibus taxis contracted by the organisers. A video purportedly showing “Rage Rides” taxi drivers assaulting an Uber driver


Airbnb enjoys rapid SA growth

Year-on-year supply and demand for Internet accommodation service Airbnb is exploding in South Africa with triple-digit percentage growth. This is according to Airbnb GM for the Middle East and Africa Nicola D’Elia, who is visiting South Africa this


Smart IDs gather dust at home affairs

Almost 200 000 newly issued smart ID cards are gathering dust at home affairs offices around the country. Of the 187 799 cards that are ready for collection, in Gauteng


MTN to engage with FF Plus

MTN has confirmed its willingness to engage in talks with the FF Plus after the party announced its intention to take complaints against the cellphone company to parliament. Corporate services executive at MTN South Africa Graham de Vries said although the company had not


Discovery to give away Apple Watch devices

Financial services company Discovery is giving away Apple Watches – but at an exercising cost. The company, which sells health insurance services, announced on Tuesday that it will fund Apple Watch devices in full for Vitality Active Rewards members, if they meet all their weekly fitness goals for 24 months


Parliament to hear MTN complaints

The FF Plus has invited people who have unresolved billing and administrative problems with cellphone company MTN to come forward so it can ask parliament and the National Consumer Commission for help. FF Plus parliamentary spokesman on communications Anton Alberts said


Internet vital to Jo’burg as it becomes a megacity

Johannesburg will become a megacity by 2030, meaning the city will have to adapt to accommodate over 10m residents, with the Internet key to its nervous system. A report by Allianz entitled “The Megacity State”, explains that in 1950, there were just two of these conurbations of at least 10m


Bulk of tax returns now electronic

A total of 5,94m tax returns were received for non-provisional taxpayers, says South African Revenue Service (Sars) acting commissioner Jonas Makwakwa. The announcement follows the tax season coming to an end on Friday. The 5,94m submissions received were

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