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Davies defends consumer commission move

Trade & industry minister Rob Davies has defended his department’s decision not to renew the contract of the head of the National Consumer Commission (NCC). “I didn’t know this person from a bar of soap myself,” Davies said of the appointment

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Mohlala-Mulaudzi headed to court over axing

The National Consumer Commission head is taking the trade & industry department to court after claiming she was effectively dismissed when her position was advertised. Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi claimed she only learnt of her contract’s termination

Duncan McLeod
Government’s recipe for telecoms failure

Last week’s national policy colloquium, organised by the department of communications, drew a degree of cynicism from the telecoms industry. The view among many industry players is that it’s the same old rhetoric with no action. Will this time be different? The industry can be forgiven for suffering from “colloquium fatigue”. Politicians

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Digital TV in SA: what went wrong

If you worked for five years on one project and had little to show for your efforts, would your boss fire you? The government has been plugging away at the digital terrestrial television migration now for half a decade and the broadcasting sector says the building blocks are still not in place. So what went wrong? And, why

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SA Newsmakers of the Year – part one

Another tumultuous year is almost at an end for the SA information and communications technology industry. It was a year of falling telecommunications prices, increasing competition, upheaval in politics and drama in the regulatory environment. Our “Newsmakers of the Year”

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BlackBerry users could claim refund, says commission

BlackBerry users affected by the recent outage should seek recourse from the National Consumer Commission, Business Day reported on Thursday. Commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala said consumers would find protection under sections 55, 56 and 61

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Operators face showdown at the consumer corral

The National Consumer Commission, established in April to enforce the new Consumer Protection Act, has received objections from all of SA’s big operators, with the exception of Neotel, to the compliance notices it served on them demanding

Duncan McLeod
Vodacom’s trampled berries

Vodacom provoked an online backlash from consumers this week when it said it would throttle bandwidth for heavy users of the popular BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). It says it’s protecting its users, but are the limitations it’s imposing too harsh? When Vodacom announced

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Vodacom hits back at consumer commission

Vodacom has expressed “surprise” after being served with a compliance notice by national consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala for allegedly refusing to amend its customer contracts to explain its call rates. Vodacom and other operators

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Consumer watchdog takes on cellphone firms

National consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala has served telecommunications operators with compliance notices after they refused to amend their customer contracts to explain their call rates. Signing the notice would legally bind the operators and

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