The High Cost of Telecommunications – What is to be done?

 Workers On Wednesday 12 July
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Labour Voices on the Airwaves!

South Africa is reputed to have among the highest costs of telecommunications in the world. Of particular concern is the high costs of cellular phone communication and data required to also access the internet. This problem has been highlighted by the ruling party and government officials for several years but no significant changes have come about. Workers on Wednesday discusses the problem of the high cost of telecommunications, its impact on the majority of South Africans and what solutions are possible.


Nathan Bowers, Communications Workers Union

Thuli Ngubane, Amandla.Mobi

Biko Mutsaurwa, Right to Know (R2K)


lived costs of communications

What is the real cost of communications for ordinary people?

The Right2Know campaign, in collaboration with the LINK Centre at Wits, conducted a study on the lived cost of communications in South Africa. It explores these lived experiences in depth and asks ordinary South Africans in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town if they feel they are getting the quality of service and value for money they expect. Download the report




Cape Town 19 Sept. Jhb 23 Sept.



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