The Competition Commission instructed mobile operators to adjust their pricing in a bid to reduce digital inequality in the country. This is likely to have mixed outcomes. By Alison Gillwald.
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Adaptive regulation is needed to ensure South Africa reaps the benefits of digitalisation that will integrate it more into the global economy. By Alison Gillwald.
South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the so-called fourth Industrial Revolution. This is distracting it from the unfinished business of redressing inequality and creating the preconditions for an inclusive digital economy. By Alison Gillwald.
We simply don’t have the data in developing countries, and in global statistics, to know what the status quo is or whether the digital divide is being closed.
The recently released national integrated ICT policy white paper mandates an open-access, wholesale wireless network with exclusive rights to high-demand spectrum. This is intended to break the stranglehold
The reaction of various interest groups to a year-long study by Research ICT Africa into prepaid mobile prices across the continent and SA’s relatively poor showing in it are perhaps not surprising. They nevertheless prompt clarification and hopefully further debate before the issue of the high price of communications in SA is again swept
Ten years ago, world-renowned academic and activist Manuel Castells came to SA. It was not long after the publication of his seminal trilogy on the rise of the network society. From Silicon Valley to Yokohama, he had tracked the ways states can