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Absa has added a new channel to its Internet banking portal with Absa Online Insurance, which allows customers to purchase insurance products or maintain existing ones. Customers can apply for insurance, complete the necessary applications and secure long- or short-term insurance

Free software advocate Richard Stallman has told an audience in Johannesburg that South Africans should put pressure on government to scrap the electronic tolling of South African roads because the surveillance inherent in the system is a threat to their freedom

The labour court on Friday dismissed with costs the urgent application brought by MTN South Africa’s chief corporate services officer, Robert Madzonga, to have his suspension lifted. Madzonga was suspended after MTN began an internal investigation into allegations

Vodacom has instituted legal proceedings against bulk SMS provider Telfree, claiming R54m it says it is owed for carrying millions of text messages across its network.
Rival MTN is already involved in a messy legal battle with Telfree. It wants to courts to find that it doesn’t have to carry Telfree SMSes

Telkom Mobile is offering free Wi-Fi-based Internet access to South Africans for free as part of a promotion that ends on 15 December. The free access, of up to an hour a day, is available at 1 500 hotspots around the country and no data caps apply

Attention is turning to troubled IT services company Gijima as it prepares to report its results to the year ended 30 June 2013 in the next few weeks. Investors will be looking for signs that the company, which is without a permanent CEO or chief financial officer, has begun to be stabilised following the recent

Cell C will roll out an additional 100 base stations in Johannesburg over the next three months to increase network capacity and improve quality of service. The first 19 will be operational by the end of August. The move comes amid growing criticism from consumers over the quality of the operator’s

Orange, the giant French telecommunications operator that wants to launch a full-service mobile virtual network operator in South Africa, has accused some of the country’s mobile operators – specifically naming Vodacom and Telkom Mobile – of behaving anticompetitively by engaging in activity

The cost of banking has remained unchanged in the past year, according to research by trade union Solidarity released on Tuesday. “Monthly bank costs have started to stagnate at an R80 to R100 level,” senior researcher Paul Joubert said at a presentation in Pretoria. “Bank fees are a lot better

MTN South Africa has applied for access to a sliver of spectrum between 2 010MHz and 2 015MHz to provide mobile broadband services, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) said on Monday. Since MTN filed its application