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Dear FPB, free our kids

The fate of online free speech and digital content hangs in the balance as the department of communications and the Film and Publication Board attempt to impose restrictions on digital channels. Although the primary mandate

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How Sars might tax your bitcoin transactions

South Africa has no specific laws or regulations that deal with the use of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. It follows that, to date, there aren’t any court rulings or directives that focus on the tax treatment of bitcoin-related transactions

Duncan McLeod

Reasons not to get excited about 5G – yet

MTN on Monday took the wraps off the first 5G trial by a mobile operator in South Africa. The company was able to demonstrate throughput speeds of more than 20Gbit/s (that’s over 20 000Mbit/s!) in a controlled test environment

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In defence of the Woan, by Sipho Maseko

South Africa must unlock the economic promise that information and communications technology presents, while also keeping communication affordable. The wireless open-access network proposed in the recent draft Electronic

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The case for Universal Basic Internet

In 2015, Facebook launched its Free Basics app, offering a limited suite of Internet services for free in partnership with mobile network operators around the world. This provoked widespread debate on whether Free Basics violated

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