African policymakers should strenuously safeguard their right to choose from the widest possible range of technology options that suit their countries’ development needs.
South Africans feel the duopoly effects of MTN and Vodacom on the market.
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The right price for data ought to result from effective regulation and competition in the wholesale market.
South Africa’s finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, has had to look towards selling off state owned assets to plug a fiscal hole.
Privatisation talk in South Africa shows how state owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development.
South Africa needs to decide if it will continue to waste public money on its national carrier, or incur the costs of letting SAA go bankrupt.
There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.
In happier days. Former Eskom CEO (right) shakes hands with President Jacob Zuma.
The scandals surrounding South Africa's power utility, Eskom, was caused by the neglect of corporate governance rules by the board, the executive authority and the public enterprises minister.
A decision by South African hotel and casino group, Sun International to pull out of Nigeria raises many questions about the conditions of doing business in the second largest economy in Africa.
The price of voice communication has come down in South Africa. But poor regulation and a lack of competition means that the country still has some way to go to reduce the cost of communication.