Browsing: Research ICT Africa

Young, black, poor and online

A majority of South African Internet users are young and black, two-thirds speak an African language at home, and four in 10 live on less than R1 500/month. These are some of the finding in The New Wave report, written by Indra de Lanerolle, a visiting research associate at the

No respite for wounded Telkom

Telkom’s R449m fine handed down this week for anticompetitive practices could be only the start of its problems. Senior competition lawyers are expecting a string of damages claims from its competitors. The Competition Tribunal found Telkom guilty of anticompetitive practices, which opens

Alison Gillwald
Busting myths about SA’s high mobile prices

The reaction of various interest groups to a year-long study by Research ICT Africa into prepaid mobile prices across the continent and SA’s relatively poor showing in it are perhaps not surprising. They nevertheless prompt clarification and hopefully further debate before the issue of the high price of communications in SA is again swept

Controversy at policy colloquium

The department of communications’ colloquium to discuss a review of policies governing SA’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector saw controversy on Friday after a commission set up to discuss telecommunications at the two-day event appeared to have failed to delve meaningfully into the issues it was

SA mobile prices among the highest in Africa

A new research study has found that SA has some of the least affordable prepaid mobile tariffs on the continent and is falling behind many of its neighbours because of high wholesale call rates between operators. The findings are contained in a Research ICT Africa policy brief, with research conducted over the past year