The Department of Communication says it is in talks with the Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority on data prices.
The Competition Commission has extended by one month the deadline for mobile network operators to reach an agreement over data prices.
Competition Commissioner, Tembinkosi Bonakele, says they have cited possible discrimination cases relating to data pricing among MTN and Vodacom customers.
The Executive Director of ICT Africa, Alison Gillwald, says a large number of people who are unable to afford current mobile data prices are set to gain significantly from the Competition Commission’s latest order to Vodacom and MTN.
Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel says government is prepared to do what is necessary to help ensure the reduction of data prices in the country.