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Vodacom ‘can’t offer Makate more money’

Vodacom cannot pay the “inventor” of the “please call me” service, Nkosana Makate, more money because the outcome of the deadlock-breaking mechanism is legally binding, the company said on Friday.

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Vodacom tells Panyaza Lesufi to back off

Vodacom has written a strongly worded letter to Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi telling him to dial back his criticism of the telecommunications operator over its dispute with Nkosana Makate.

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Minister deletes tweet attacking Vodacom

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams appears to have deleted a tweet in which she told Vodacom to “shut up”, accusing the mobile operator of a “poor PR stunt” related to its “settlement” with former employee Nkosana Makate.

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‘Just shut up’: minister tears into Vodacom

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has slammed Vodacom on social media, telling it to “just shut up” and “do the right thing” around the “please call me” settlement with its former employee, Nkosana Makate.

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DA turns to courts on smart-board tender

The Democratic Alliance has submitted an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to obtain all documents from the Gauteng education department relating to smart board roll-outs and school nutrition tenders. “We have

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Tablets go missing from Gauteng schools

The Gauteng education department was still determining how many tablets were missing from its schools, MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Wednesday. A total of 89% of the tablets that were distributed as part of the information and communications technology programme

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Tech alone won’t solve SA education woes

Traditional teaching should happen in conjunction with technology solutions that benefit the process of learning and teaching rather than trying to replace it, says an expert. “I don’t believe that e-learning is the silver bullet. It is only a tool – albeit a powerful one. A

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A tale of two Soweto schools

It’s the first day of the new term and eager young pupils at Megatong Primary School in Soweto gather in the school yard on Monday morning, oblivious to the uphill battle their teachers and parents have to face keep the dilapidated facility open. The school, which has

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Uncapped data, tablets for Gauteng schools

From Tuesday, thousands of pupils at township schools around Gauteng will have tablets, smartboards and unlimited mobile data during specific hours. “I am proud to declare that as from tomorrow your life will never be the same again,” Gauteng education

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Gauteng not pulling plug on school tablets

The Gauteng department of education has rubbished reports that suggest the provincial government’s plan to distribute tablets into classrooms to improve education has come to an end with the recall of up to 88 000 tablets. Reports published

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