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President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, paving the way for e-tolling, the presidency said on Wednesday. The law in effect gives roads agency Sanral the nod to put into effect e-tolling on Gauteng’s freeways. The news comes on the same

A provisional report by public protector Thuli Madonsela into allegations of corruption and nepotism levied against former communications minister Dina Pule has been submitted to the president for comment, with a final version expected to follow in early October. “A provisional

Sandile Ngcobo, the CSIR scientist responsible for developing the world’s first digital laser, gave what is probably the shortest speech in the history of press briefings at the announcement of the breakthrough this week. He stood up in the small, swelteringly hot room at the National Laser Centre, thanked

In terms of a consent agreement with South Africa’s competition authorities, Telkom on Thursday unveiled further tariff reductions for certain wholesale products, including a sharp reduction in international bandwidth prices. Effective from 17 October, Telkom Wholesale will reduce the tariff for

Microsoft South Africa is looking for more small, black-owned software development companies to join its equity equivalence-based enterprise development programme. The company first launched the initiative in 2011 and has since signed deals with five local companies

Electronic tolling in Gauteng will still be implemented this year, but the commencement date has yet to be determined, according to transport minister Dipuo Peters. In written reply to a parliamentary question, she said the transport department was awaiting the promulgation of the Transport Laws

Telkom’s group CEO, Sipho Maseko, met with trade union representatives on Monday to discuss the company’s future and turnaround plans. A union official present at the meeting says Maseko told them that how the company behaves over the next couple of years will determine its future

The SABC will soon have new leadership as the parliamentary portfolio committee announced the final list of names to be recommended for the new board on Tuesday afternoon. But this was not without controversy as the opposition parties represented in the committee have objected to the list

Telecommunications regulator Icasa has introduced tougher penalties in new regulations dealing with “type approvals” of communications equipment, making provision for fines of up to R1m and prison sentences of six months for infringers. Under the new type approval

MTN South Africa on Monday issued an ambiguous statement saying it was cutting the cost of international telephone calls to “as little as 75c/minute” to a number of markets across Africa, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. It’s been widely reported