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Paris Mashile is back at Icasa

The former chairman of communications regulator Icasa, Paris Mashile, has been reappointed to the authority’s decision-making council with immediate effect. News of Mashile’s return to Icasa comes as the authority names four new councillors


Uber drivers strike over price cuts

Some 200 Uber drivers have picketed Uber’s Cape Town office after the company said it was cutting prices on its entry-level UberX service by up to 20% to spur demand in the winter months, it has been reported. Eyewitness News said the


Uber cuts tariffs in SA cities

Internet-based ride-sharing service Uber is cutting prices for its entry-level UberX service in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban by up to 20% to spur demand in the winter months, the company said on Wednesday. “During the winter months, riders tend to venture


SA will vote on 3 August

South Africa’s municipal elections will take place on 3 August, President Jacob Zuma announced on Wednesday. The move gives political parties a little less than four months to campaign


Online sales to surpass 1% of SA retail trade

South African e-commerce is set to reach an important landmark in 2016. Online retail will reach 1% of overall retail this year, according to new research by World Wide Worx. The report shows that online retail continues to grow at a high rate in South Africa, having maintained


Opera founder releases new Web browser

Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner has released the first post-beta version of a brand-new Web browser called Vivaldi that he hopes will appeal to the Web’s “most demanding users”. The software, called Vivaldi, has been in public


10 start-ups named for Barclays Accelerator

The new accelerator programme for financial technology start-ups backed by Barclays Africa and US accelerator Techstars has announced the names of 10 companies that have been selected to take part. More than 400 applications had been received

News wants news out of prime time

Free-to-air television channel has asked communications regulator Icasa to amend its licence to allow it to broadcast its 6.30pm news bulletin outside of prime time. Under its current licence


Cape Town approves sewer broadband

The City of Cape Town has approved the installation of fibre-optic cables in the municipality’s sewerage and storm water pipes. The city said in a statement that fibre specialist Link Africa has been granted permission to proceed with the installation of fibre

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