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Ramaphosa ‘must scrap monopoly Woan’ idea

If President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about preparing South Africa for the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, he would be well advised to scrap the plan to create a “monopoly” wholesale open-access network

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Data prices will fall, Ebrahim Patel says

Economic development minister Ebrahim Patel said in a speech in parliament on Monday that interventions by government will ensure that data prices will fall as this is key to underpinning South Africa’s efforts to

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Meet the new ‘renewables superpowers’

Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from fossil fuels entirely. How would such a change affect global politics? The 20th century was dominated by

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First driverless taxis to hit the US

The first US commercial ride-hailing service without human drivers has been approved. Waymo, a unit of Google parent Alphabet, got a permit in late January from the Arizona department of transportation to operate as a

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Ramaphosa to establish ICT commission

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his maiden state-of-the-nation address, said government will soon establish a “digital industrial revolution commission” to ensure South Africa “is in a position to seize the opportunities and

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DStv to hike prices on 1 April: all the details

The stronger rand appears to have helped MultiChoice keep its annual price increases below inflation. The broadcaster said the price of DStv Premium, its top-end bouquet, will rise by 2.5% on 1 April 2018 – from

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Blue Label share price ‘could double’

Blue Label Telecoms, the JSE-listed company that now owns 45% of Cell C, said on Thursday that it expects core headline earnings per share for the six months ended 30 November 2017 to double compared to

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