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The National Planning Commission’s National Development Plan, released last week, makes several proposals for growing the information and communications technology industry, one of the most interesting of which is that the country should allow companies to

President Jacob Zuma’s decision to redeploy communications minister Roy Padayachie and his deputy, Obed Bapela, has drawn mixed reaction from the information and communications technology industry, with one analyst saying he was “stunned” by the move

If Korea’s KT Corp (formerly Korea Telecom) were to take a 20% stake in Telkom, it would on balance be a positive development for the JSE-listed telecommunications operator, analysts polled by TechCentral said on Friday. Telkom told shareholders on Friday morning before the

Telkom’s mobile operator, 8ta, on Thursday dropped a bombshell on its rivals, unveiling by far the country’s most aggressively priced mobile broadband specials to date. Analysts have welcomed the move, saying they think Telkom is acting rationally

Telkom’s board is widely expected to appoint Nombulelo “Pinky” Moholi, MD of its SA operation, as its new group CEO, a move analysts say is great news for the partially state-owned fixed-line telecommunications

Communications minister Roy Padayachie says government is considering “unique models” for unbundling Telkom’s local loop, the “last mile” of copper cables into homes and businesses

Speculation is growing in the telecommunications industry about who will take the top job at Telkom when acting group CEO Jeffrey Hedberg steps down at the end of March

The news that Cell C is signing a deal with international energy-drinks company Red Bull to bring a second virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) to SA may have struck some as peculiar and too ambitious

The ANC wants to incentivise mobile operators to “refarm” the spectrum they use for voice to provide broadband services in rural areas. The ruling party’s latest weekly newsletter says that without “serious intervention” SA will not