Data Must Fall
This session focused on the new Competition Commission Report on #datamustfall, and how other players are approaching the issue of data costs in South Africa.
We invited panellists to discuss the impact of this report, what different organisations are doing to achieve cheaper data and how South Africa can achieve universal internet access and free public access.
He recently presented a “seven steps to achieving universal internet access and free public access in South Africa” at the Forum for Internet Freedom hosted in Ethiopia in September.
Minnaar is working with the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), the Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IABSA) and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), with the support of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), to make a call for universal internet access and free public access.
Founding Executive Director of Amandla.mobi
Amandla.mobi has previously made submissions to both ICASA and the Competition Commission which were respectively supported by more than 30,000 people. She will share the latest updates about what Amandla.mobi is doing on #DataMustFall
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