All eyes are on MTN South Africa and Telkom, which have failed to reach an agreement with the Competition Commission to lower data prices within the specified deadline.
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Vodacom has agreed to cut headline data prices and will expand its zero-rating of certain websites in an agreement with the Competition Commission.
The Competition Commission on Monday unveiled surprisingly broad-ranging, tough and radical interventions in the data services market, including a proposal that mobile operators be forced to give South Africans a free allocation of daily data.
Shares of Vodacom Group and MTN Group slumped after South Africa’s two biggest mobile phone companies were ordered to step up efforts to lower data prices within the next two months or face prosecution.
Acting president Kgalema Motlanthe has appointed a new SABC board following last week’s endorsement of nominations by the national assembly. The 12 new board members are Ellen Tshabalala, Noluthando Gosa, Ronnie Lubisi, Vusumusi Mavuso, Thembinkosi Bonakele, Rachel Kalidass, Bongani Khumalo, Hope Zinde, Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe
Two deputy commissioners have been appointed to serve six month terms on the Competition Commission, the economic development department said on Monday. “The two new deputy commissioners are advocate Oliver Josie and Ms Trudi Makhaya,” it said in a statement. Both of them