Browsing: Mamodupi Mohlala

Cold callers set to get the cold shoulder

Are you sick of unsolicited calls and SMSes from people trying to sell you something? Help is on the way thanks to the National Consumer Commission’s (NCC’s) proposed opt-out registry that allows consumers to sign up to prevent direct

Telecoms firms told to amend contracts

SA’s four cellular network operators and two fixed-line providers will have new customer contracts that are compliant with the Consumer Protection Act in place within the next three months, according to Business Report on Monday. This

Rosey Sekese is new DG at communications

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has finally moved to fill the vacant director-generalship at the department of communications. He has appointed Rosey Sekese as DG for five years, with effect from 1 June

Still no DG at communications

The department of communications has yet to find a candidate to fill its long-vacant position of director-general. However, Tiyani Rikhotso, spokesman for communications minister Roy Padayachie, says the process is

Icasa to work with consumer commission

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) says it wants to work collaboratively with the new National Consumer Commission. The authority’s remarks come after reports suggested it

Tech sector to face consumer watchdog probe

The information and communications technology (ICT) industry and two other sectors will face special investigations by the National Consumer Commission, its head Mamodupi Mohlala says. The commission, established on 1 April in terms of the new

Communications DG deadline looms

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has just a day left to meet a self-imposed deadline to appoint a new director-general at the department of communications. Rumours are already circulating

SA Newsmakers of the Year (part 2)

Here they are. TechCentral’s top-five newsmakers of 2010. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most

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SADC’s signal of good sense

A Southern African task team has recommended the adoption of the updated European standard for digital terrestrial television. Our politicians should waste no time in endorsing this and

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