To Drive Down The Cost Of Data, South Africa Needs Shared And Open Access Infrastructure To Get More People Online

South Africans pay some of the highest rates for data in Africa, even as the country has one of the continent's most competitive telecommunications sectors. Over the past few months, the #DataMustFall movement has seen consumers demanding for cheaper data, but it seems providers are slowly losing touch with their…

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Highlights from South Africa's 12th Annual ICT Summit

The 12th Annual ICT Summit, a conference that brought together over 400 ICT executives and featured 20 influential speakers, took place on 21-23 November in East London in the Eastern Cape, with Convergence Partners as the main sponsor. The conference attendees included CEOs, Managing Directors, CFO’s, CIO’s and…

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The Revolution Will Be Hashtagged

#PretoriaGirlsHigh and #LawsonBrownHighSchool have been making waves in South Africa this week thanks to protests over hair rules that were previously enforced in the schools. Many learners have expressed their frustrations and experiences on social media, and these stories have sparked a variety of reactions across the country, many of…

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Who Actually Owns The Internet?

Earlier this year, the United Nations declared internet access as a basic human right. Some could argue that the internet is a luxury, and that there are more essential things that need to be sorted out first before we start thinking about providing internet access to all. However, I think…

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