Articles containing the keyword Vodacom


WARNING! Your cellphone is a pickpocket

WARNING! Your cellphone is a pickpocket

Unsolicited content services are rich pickings for unscrupulous network providers. It appears that pre-paid subscribers are even being hit when they don't reply to messages because they don't have air time. When they later top up ...

Bidvest boss to sue Vodacom over fees scam

Bidvest boss to sue Vodacom over fees scam

Fed-up executive plans class action against cellphone provider over fraudulent charges. A senior Bidvest car hire executive has instructed his lawyers to launch a class action against Vodacom for the tens of millions in unauthorised ...

Stung by a WASP

Stung by a WASP

Pain in the pocket from being stung by a WASP. Eight years ago Noseweek ran a cover story headlined: Warning: your cellphone is a pickpocket (nose118). It revealed that Vodacom and other networks were ...

Dear Reader: Time for reckoning

Dear Reader: Time for reckoning

As this issue of Noseweek went to press, the final steps were being taken to oust Jacob Zuma from the presidency. Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to be installed as our new president, determined, ...

Please call me maybe

Please call me maybe

It takes investors with deep pockets to champion the rights of the little folk.  Judgment in the Constitutional Court case of Vodacom vs Kenneth Makate, handed down on 26 April, has been applauded ...

Phishing: Bigtime Cybercrime hits SA

Phishing: Bigtime Cybercrime hits SA

Banks are making only feeble attempts at curbing SA’s huge cybercrime wave. What’s to be done about the billions of rand lost last year by an estimated one million South Africans who fell victim ...

VODACOM KILLED ME

VODACOM KILLED ME

In October a talented and successful SA entrepreneur killed himself, leaving a note saying that Vodacom had driven him to the terrible deed. The record certainly shows that the cellphone giant treated Dieter Sauerbier with ...

SELLING SA FOR A PHONE

The decision committing South Africa to a new cellular telephone system, reached without public debate, appears to be so irrational that the only questions that remain to be answered are: who stands to be paid? ...