Ramaphosa wins round after Telkom sues over shady deals investigation

Telkom has insisted that it is not a state institution.
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Icasa appoints new acting chairperson

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has appointed councillor Yolisa Kedama as its new acting chairperson.
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South Africa risks becoming a failed state

MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita has a dire warning for the South African government.
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South African government weighs in on MTN’s R11.7-billion fight with Ghana

South Africa’s foreign affairs minister Naledi Pandor has delivered a veiled warning to Ghana over its attempt to fine MTN R11.7 billion in back taxes.
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Outgoing Icasa CEO joins MTN

Outgoing Icasa CEO Willington Ngwepe will be working under MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita.
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Investment firm offers R7 billion to buy out government’s Telkom shares

An investment firm has offered to buy out the South African government’s 40.5% stake in Telkom.
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South Africa getting state digital infrastructure company — with a new spectrum policy

The South African government says it can’t leave the country’s fate in the hands of commercially-driven network operators.
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Mobile network spectrum still not available — even after R14.5 billion auction

Even after South Africa’s mobile network operators pledged close to R14.5 billion to buy high-demand spectrum, the crucial network capacity is still not available.
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Expect lower data prices — Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that South Africa’s long delay in releasing additional cellular network capacity was due to state incapacity and state capture-era vested interests.
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South Africa could shelve plan for national cellular network

Cabinet has approved a policy amendment for public comment that would remove the obligation on South Africa’s communications department and industry regulator to establish a national wireless open access network.
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