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South African Network Service Providers Have 14 Days to Respond to #DataMustFall Demands

South African advocacy organization Right2Know held protests outside the headquarters of network providers Telkom, Vodacom, Cell C and MTN yesterday.

South African advocacy organization Right2Know held protests outside the headquarters of network providers Telkom, Vodacom, Cell C and MTN yesterday.

The organization was demanding a decrease to data prices in the country, which are relatively higher than most of other countries in the continent.

They gave the service providers 14 days to respond to demands including free SMSes, data that doesn't expire and affordable data and airtime.

EWN reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) supports Right2Know’s demonstration as all South Africans should have the right to affordable means of communication.

“It’s a source of learning, of knowledge, of talking to each other and it’s become a part of life and it’s wrong that it is exploited by private companies simply to make huge profits,” the union’s Patrick Craven was quoted as saying by EWN.  

As usual, South Africans weighed in on the issue on Twitter, not without a touch of humor.

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