The news this week that government has again kicked the spectrum licensing can down the road is further evidence that it isn’t taking the needs of the sector seriously enough.
Ah, that old trope, “market failure”. Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel trotted it out several times this week while unveiling the Competition Commission’s provisional findings into the data service market.
The decision by Standard Bank to close 91 branches and cut 1 200 jobs is not at all surprising – the only surprises were that the bank announced it publicly and that it did so before elections in May.
The Protection of Personal Information Act applies to the processing of information, by automated and non-automated means. This includes political parties.
Money has evolved over thousands of years and continues to change. Cryptocurrency will ultimately upgrade the world to a better financial system despite the volatility. By Marius Reitz.
Gearing up for a world without work means coming to terms with the roles work plays in society, and finding alternative ways to spend our time. By Jacques Malherbe.
Even at a generous 20GW, the electricity available from Eskom’s coal fleet is barely 52% of the about 38.6GW nominal capacity. These numbers are horrifying.
Mobile operators and telecommunications equipment manufacturers are making wild promises about the potential of 5G. As with everything, the devil is in the detail.
Vodacom’s fees and the complex set of rules related to its implementation of Icasa’s data expiry regulations are hellishly confusing, are anti-consumer and ultimately represent an own goal by South Africa’s largest mobile operator.