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Telkom has launched Telkom Pay, which is its digital wallet service that runs through WhatsApp. Telkom Pay allows customers to send money to anyone with a cellphone number and can be accessed without any other app or software. “We are launching financial services solutions that cater to everyone and that are easy to access through one’s...

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Telkom has introduced Telkom Pay Digital Wallet, an e-wallet service for customers and merchants. The mobile-based platform allows users to send and receive money through the WhatsApp messaging app. It can be sent to anyone on the user’s contacts list and can also serve as a cashless point-of- sale payment option for merchants. Users with WhatsApp...

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has asked telcos to pay for the emergency spectrum issued during the COVID-19 disaster regulations. This as SA’s leading mobile operators posted strong results during the National State of Disaster as more people took to working and learning from home. Operators such as Vodacom and MTN have already made use of...

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Vodacom is evolving into a “techco” (technology company), according to CEO Shameel Joosub, commenting on its role and vision going forward. Joosub made the comments in conversation with Digital Council Africa founder and CEO Juanita Clark, at the ongoing virtual FibreCONEXT2020 conference. “We’ve done very well as a telco, but I think we are now moving from...

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Local ICT firms Dimension Data and Gijima are at loggerheads over a lucrative City of Johannesburg (COJ) tender. This emerged after IOL this week reported the city overpaid Dimension Data close to R1 billion in what has been termed “wasteful expenditure”. However, the systems integrator has denied the allegations, saying it has always followed standard tender processes....

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Telkom South Africa says it invests up to ZAR 6.7 billion annually on broadband infrastructure as part of the Telkom Infrastructure Investment Programme, ITWeb reported. Group executive of regulatory affairs and government relations Siyabonga Mahlangu spoke at a panel discussion at the South Africa Investment Conference 2020 on growth opportunities for businesses in the ICT...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has “exposed” the degree of SA’s readiness for the fourth industrial revolution, testing telecoms infrastructure’s resilience in supporting the accelerated journey into the digital era. This is according to analysts, who say due to the impact of the pandemic, the spectrum discussion has now shifted from important to critical, and the regulator...