The commission’s decision to refer Meta Platforms for prosecution to the Competition Tribunal will dim South Africa’s investment prospects even further. By Zakhele Mthembu.
Who would have thought the Covid-19 pandemic would present a potential gold mine for companies specialising in the harvesting and selling of data?
Facebook has been interdicted and restrained by the Competition Tribunal from removing GovChat, a communications service used by the South African government, from its WhatsApp instant messaging platform.
A threat by Facebook to “offboard” a communications service used by the South African government from WhatsApp comes as it eyes securing direct government business of its own, it has been alleged.
GovChat founder Eldrid Jordaan is seeking urgent interim relief against Facebook at the Competition Tribunal after the social media giant allegedly threatened to pull the service off its WhatsApp platform.