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ANC blocks Starlink in South Africa

The Democratic Alliance says it is clear South Africans will never receive free Internet or data unless an ANC cadre or tenderpreneur provides it.

This is according to Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Dianne Kohler Barnard, who was responding to a written response to Parliamentary questions from the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Mondli Gungubele.

Gungubele responded to questions about the blocking of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband service in South Africa.

“For Starlink to operate in South Africa, they require… Individual IECS/IECNS applicants or licensees to have a minimum 30% equity ownership held by persons from historically disadvantaged groups,” Kohler Barnard quoted Gungubele as saying.

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