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Vodacom expands roaming fee cuts

Vodacom has expanded the number of markets where it’s offering discounted roaming charges, meaning contract customers can make calls while abroad for rates starting at R2,50/minute in countries where Vodafone operates (plus a few others) and going up to R7,50/minute

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Free-to-air broadcasters to feel the squeeze

The percentage of television households in South Africa relying on free-to-air terrestrial services will fall by almost a third in the next three years as pay-satellite, pay-terrestrial and streaming alternatives continue to grow. Research firm Dataxis predicts

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Microsoft launches online store in SA

Microsoft has announced that it has expanded its online store to South Africa. The website, available at microsoftstore.co.za, sells Microsoft software and hardware as well as products from the

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Telkom to zero-rate ShowMax data

Telkom has announced a plan to zero-rate ShowMax data on certain of its tariff plans, allowing consumers to stream video content without it contributing to their data cap. The offer applies to new and existing Telkom “Summer Unlimited” users

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Suspended Neotel CEO quits

Sunil Joshi has stepped down as CEO of Neotel, five months after being suspended pending a board-led investigation into alleged corruption in a deal involving Transnet. His resignation comes less than two weeks after Neotel’s chief financial officer, who

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Top Twitter trends in SA in 2015

Twitter has released its annual review of the top trends on Twitter for the year, in South Africa and around the world. The 2015 “year on Twitter” round-up reveals the top trends in South Africa. In the news category, two of the top

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E-tags now accepted nationally

Roads agency Sanral will now accept the e-tags used in Gauteng’s electronic tolling system at many of its toll plazas countrywide. The company said in an e-mail to clients on Friday that the tags can now be used on a wide range of toll roads, provided

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Autopage sale gets commission nod

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the sale of Altech Autopage’s subscriber bases to mobile operators Vodacom, MTN and Cell C be approved without

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WeChat to pump R50m into tech start-ups

WeChat Africa has announced plans to invest R50m in technology start-ups in Africa “to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations”. WeChat, which is developed by Tencent

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PIC ups stake in Vodacom

Government investment manager, the Public Investment Corp (PIC), has finalised its acquisition of the state’s 13,9% equity stake in Vodacom. Government is set to use the proceeds of the sale to the PIC to help fund Eskom. At the current share price

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