Streaming issues? Report here
Abongile Nzelenzele 2019 1500 BW
Early Breakfast with Abongile Nzelenzele
04:00 - 06:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
See full line-up
Early Breakfast with Abongile Nzelenzele
04:00 - 06:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
arrow_forward
Business

Knowler Knows: New 'fair' data rules to come into effect at midnight

28 February 2019 3:33 PM
Tags:
Icasa
Data
Cellphone network operator
#DataMustFall
cellphone networks
Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler chats to Azania about your rights under the new regulations.

The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa's (Icasa) amended data regulations will come into effect at midnight on Thursday.

The new rules contained in Icasa's end-user and subscriber service charter will see a few changes to the current high data fees consumers are subjected to.

South Africans will be warned if they use out-of-bundle data, and they will also be able to roll over data.

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler chats to Azania about your rights under the new rules.

It's forcing them to tell us when we are depleting our data and how we are depleting it at certain intervals and then giving us some more control over that data so that we don't just forfeit it.

Wendy Knowler, Consumer journalist

Of course you can gift your unused data as long as it's the same network.

Wendy Knowler, Consumer journalist

Click on the link below to hear more from Knowler....

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


This article first appeared on 702 : Knowler Knows: New 'fair' data rules to come into effect at midnight


28 February 2019 3:33 PM
Tags:
Icasa
Data
Cellphone network operator
#DataMustFall
cellphone networks

More from Politics

190322reclaim-city-housing-protestjpg

City's arguments for leasing prime Rondebosch land to golf club are 'pathetic'

23 January 2020 6:32 PM

Nic Spaull and John Maytham discuss his article 'Putting golf club needs before social housing is one way the rich fail the poor'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

megan-watling-and-sasha-lee-heekes-picture-suppliedjpg

Same-sex couple spurned by Beloftebos wedding venue launches #samelove campaign

23 January 2020 5:22 PM

Sasha-Lee Heekes says their planned legal battle against the discriminatory CT venue is about fighting for equality for all.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160822Da-Gama.jpg

DA councillors da Gama, Mathebe suspended without pay - Gauteng MEC

23 January 2020 2:24 PM

'They are indisciplined and undermined our constitution.' Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile elaborates on the reasons for the decision.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180504-melvin-naik-edjpg

DA lays criminal charges against corruption-accused George mayor

23 January 2020 11:28 AM

George mayor Melvin Naik has been accused of accepting bribes and interfering in municipal appointment processes to push nepotism.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

greta-wefjpg

'World leaders! Stop making Greta dance in the living room for your amusement'

23 January 2020 8:35 AM

Refilwe Moloto weighs in on the way leaders respond to Greta Thunberg's key-note address at the World Economic Forum.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191119-saa-edjpg

SAA CCO downplays flight-shedding, says 'not that many flights cancelled'

22 January 2020 8:57 AM

All airlines review their schedules and cancel and consolidate flights in event of low demand says SAA's Phillip Saunders.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gavel court case corruption - 123rf

Targeting guilty individuals' pension funds could claw back looted state money

21 January 2020 1:16 PM

Justice Ministry spokesperson explains a precedent may be set in the SIU case to the Special tribunal starting on Tuesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150609NeilAggett.jpg

Frank Chikane describes the last time he saw Neil Aggett alive in police custody

21 January 2020 11:27 AM

Struggle stalwart Frank Chikane was detained at the same time as Dr Neil Aggett. He recalls how brutally they were treated by police.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

education-africa-girl-child-literacy-school-learning-knowledge-teaching-123rf

'22 richest men have more money than all 600 million African women put together'

21 January 2020 10:59 AM

If Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault – the world’s two richest men – sat on their wealth piled up in $100 bills, they’d be in space!

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

fees-protest-uctjpg

'Some of these students had to return back home, others are sleeping on campus'

21 January 2020 10:15 AM

#OpenNSFAS rep Kabelo Mahlobgwane says the application deadlines must be scrapped so late-accepted students can receive funds.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Business

small-business-cjpg

Positioning your business for success

23 January 2020 8:25 PM

Positioning your business for success - what does this phrase even mean?

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

invest.JPG

This is how you should invest your money for the next decade

23 January 2020 7:57 PM

Personal Finance - Tips on how to invest your money.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Bruce and CNN business ed Richard Quest in Davos, 2020

#WEF2020: Bruce Whitfield live from Davos

23 January 2020 7:07 PM

CNN business editor Richard Quest pulled no punches about South Africa when Bruce Whitfield interviewed him in Davos earlier.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Vitality Air

People are buying tinned air for R330 per can. We’re not kidding

23 January 2020 2:32 PM

Vitality Air (from Canada) bottles air in the Swiss Alps then sells it for $23 a can. It’s like The Lorax (Dr Seuss), but real.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

eskom-logojfif

I've been asked to speak for Eskom, not spin for them - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

23 January 2020 12:31 PM

Incoming spokesman Sikonathi Mantshantsha says he'll continue contributing to the people of SA through his appointment at Eskom.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mahindra KUV100

Cheapest new car in South Africa: 'Well-built and a lot of car for the price'

23 January 2020 11:55 AM

The Mahindra KUV100 is the most affordable new car in South Africa. Motoring journalist Ciro de Siena took it for a drive.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

130520WindFarm.jpg

'Approval of Boulders Wind Farm equal to placing 45 turbines on Table Mountain'

23 January 2020 11:52 AM

Peter Pickford says go-ahead for West Coast project a classic example of govt rushing a development, not considering consequences.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191119-andre-de-ruyter-edjpg

New Eskom CEO says he doesn't want forced retrenchments

23 January 2020 10:53 AM

CEO André de Ruyter sat down with Business Insider SA and says 'significant changes' are coming at the beleaguered power utility.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

children-diversity-multiracial-friendships-kids-smiling-school-creche-class123rf

'Act as if you love your children above all else'

23 January 2020 10:48 AM

For the first time, the World Economic Forum ranks the climate crisis as the main risk the world will be facing this decade.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

insurance-policyjpg

When insurance claims go wrong

22 January 2020 8:52 PM

Be mindful of what you're disclosing at the time you take out a policy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward