Icasa berated over high cellphone charges
South Africa's communications regulator has been failing to perform and allowing mobile service companies to "rip off" the poor, MPs say. MPs have accused Icasa of allowing mobile phone companise of 'ripping off' cellphone users. The committee also heard from communications department deputy director general Themba Phiri, who said the mobile market in South Africa was dominated by the two biggest operators – MTN and Vodacom.
Committee chairperson Priscilla Themba lambasted senior Icasa officials present at the briefing, including the authority's chairperson Stephen Mncube, telling them their presentation was "not up to what we expected". And this is meant for the poor because the ordinary people [use] pre-paid.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Mail & Guardian