And we all know we pay a lot for data. Who can forget their first phonebill when they went from Blackberry to Android or iPhone? Or that time you had to pay out-of-bundle rates?
South Africans are data conscious and with good reason
We pay more for data than the rest of the world, and that includes Africa. Poorer South Africans spend more than 22% of their income on data. #DataMustFall isn’t about getting data for free. It’s about making data affordable.
#DataMustFall 1G cost R11-India 1G cost R22-Nigeria 1G cost R32-Namibia 1G cost R149-South Africa I support the data must fall revolution!!
So why is affordable data a human right? Because when you don’t have access this happens
stifles South Africans’ freedom of expression
increases the divide between rich and poor on all levels (social, economic, education)
If you want to get anything done in South Africa, create a hashtag that ends in must fall – Toby Shapshak
And he is absolutely right. On Tuesday (20/09/2016) Tbo Touch presented his argument at a public hearing to the Portfolio of Telecommunications and Postal Services and on Wednesday (21/09/2016) it was the networks’ turn.
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