Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Probe a boost to ‘data must fall’ demands


By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has welcomed a probe into the contentious mobile data prices in the country. The Competition Commission is expected to announce an inquiry into high mobile data prices by September 1. In addition, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) […]

MTN Women in ICT award adjudicators confirmed


By DIKELEDI NOKWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A 17-member panel has been established to adjudicate the second MTN Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards. The panel consisting of members of the media, academia, business world,ICT professionals and staff from the mobile network company, will be tasked with reviewing hundreds of entries submitted since […]

Econet dominant in Zimbabwe mobile money space


from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ECONET Wireless, the leading mobile network operator,has maintained its dominance in Zimbabwe’s mobile money payments sector. According to statistics by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), out of 3, 25 million mobile money subscribers in the country, EcoCash recorded a whopping 3,2 […]

MTN backing tackles scourge of gender violence

MTN donates to the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ABUSED women in need of justice in South Africa have received a boost after the MTN SA Foundation enhanced its partnership with the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre. In line with the ongoing Women’s Month, the foundation on Friday donated R250 000 (over US$18 500) to the centre. This […]

Key turning point for the Internet in Africa


From PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda Angola KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE installation of the South Atlantic Cable System(SACS), the first direct link between Africa and South America, will provide a paradigm shift in the telecommunications sector in Africa.The rollout of the cable has gained momentum following an official launch in Sangano, Angola. The – an […]


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