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SABC wants DStv to pay to carry its channels

The SABC wants DStv parent MultiChoice to pay to carry its channels on its pay-television platform. Until now, the Naspers-owned broadcaster has been able to offer the channels free of charge in terms

Government slammed over ICT bill

Cabinet last Friday approved the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, which, if enacted, will see sweeping changes to legislation governing South Africa’s ICT sector that will force through the creation of a

Makro acquires WumDrop in e-commerce push

Massmart-owned retailer Makro has acquired a majority stake in delivery start-up WumDrop. With the acquisition, the company said it plans to shrink the window between a customer order from three

Surge in smartphone sales in SA

Smartphones sales in South Africa jumped by 28% year on year in the third quarter to reach three million units, while basic phone sales were up 6% to 1.6m units, according to tracking data from

No data bundle expiry for three years: Icasa

Communications regulator Icasa has amended previous draft proposals on data expiry meant to protect consumers from high communication costs. Icasa had previously proposed introducing regulations with tiered expiry of

Naspers hits R4 000/share

Less than three months after topping R3 000 for the first time, Naspers’s share price on Monday touched the R4 000 level on Monday afternoon as shareholder optimism over Chinese Internet

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