Author: Compare Guru

E-Toll Fails: R3.6 Billion Scrapped!

Haven’t paid your e-tolls? Don’t panic, Sanral is scrapping all current e-toll debt. Sanral has proven to be another governmental failure! The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced this week that they will be scrapping R3.6 billion worth of E-Toll debt. Yes, this is yet another one of the government’s failed attempts at controlling their citizens. These debts are a result of mass social protest against e-Tolls on roads around South Africa. Sanral stated that this debt has been collecting over the course of three years. At the end of this financial year, the company explained that...

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Get Ready To Fork Out 71% More On License Renewals!

Motorists can expect a whopping 71.43% increase on license disc transaction fees from next year. This comes after the Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi announced that motorists will be paying R30 more. South African drivers are currently paying R42 in transaction fees every time they renew their licence disc. From February 1 2018, this will increase to R72. Why Is There An Increase? According to a government gazette that was released earlier this month, the transaction fee is an additional fee that is added to the vehicle licence renewal fee. All licencing centres are required to pay a transaction...

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Is It The End For Vodacom’s Out-Of-Bundle Data Fraud?

Vodacom is, yet again, in the media. This time they have announced that they are dropping out-of-bundle data rates. This decrease will be effective from the middle of October for all Vodacom customers. “For prepaid and customers on top-up packages, the out-of-bundle rate will drop by as much as 50% – once the new 99c-per-MB tariff comes into effect on 15 October,” Vodacom said in a recent press release. With the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa) current inquiry into high data prices, is Vodacom taking the easy way out? What’s Vodacom’s Latest Scheme? South Africa’s network providers forever...

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What Is The Most Popular Smartphone Brand In SA?

Samsung has won the title hands down this year.  They received 40% of the votes for being the best smartphone brand for 2017.  This is according to the South Africa Mobile Report for 2017. This report was performed between the period of November 2016 – January 2017. According to the report, which conducted various surveys among 4 993 South African mobile internet users, the stats prove that Samsung is a tough brand to compete with. Here Are The Findings… When it comes to best smartphone brands, Samsung is sitting pretty at 40% of all users. Apple surprisingly only makes...

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Will DSTV soon be a thing of the past?

Over the years, DSTV has been given mixed reviews with its limited variety of shows and constant repetition. This might be the case, however, around 6.3 million South Africans are still currently subscribed to this service provider. With emerging alternatives such as Netflix and Showmax now available in SA, is DSTV losing popularity among South Africans. DSTV’s Current State in SA DSTV has been in existence since 1995, and has taken over the TV industry continent wide. With over 12 million subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa, DSTV is the only digital satellite service in SA. They have developed a business model that...

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Brands we’ve worked with: (2017)

Cape Wine Auction
Durban Fashion Fair
Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE)
Regent Business School
Starbucks South Africa
Ushaka Marine World