Latest Biz News: MTN under Pressure to Audit Nigerian Users, SA Misses Vaccine Payment Deadline + More

Manuel wins against the EFF

The Supreme Court of Appeal also upheld a high court finding that the EFF’s statements about former finance minister Trevor Manuel were “false, defamatory and unlawful”. The EFF issued false claims that Manuel oversaw a “corrupt” process to appoint new SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter.

Netflix appoints Zim billionaire to its board

Netflix appointed Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board, adding its first African director as it looks to new markets for future growth.

Masiyiwa is the founder and executive chairperson of the mobile phone group Econet Global

SA misses vaccine payment deadline

South Africa reportedly missed its deadline for the payment of a deposit to secure a Covid-19 vaccine through the Covax coalition.

Bloomberg reports that South Africa missed a December 15 deadline to make a deposit to secure vaccines to fight the pathogen, and hasn’t arranged a guarantee to make the full payment. 

SA gets climate change commission 

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a 22-member climate change commission yesterday, which includes the head of Eskom’s Just Energy Transition Office Mandy Rambharos and head of the United Democratic Movement Bantu Holomisa.

MTN under pressure to audit Nigerian users

MTN said it must verify all its users in Nigeria by year end or the local regulator will block its SIM cards. Earlier this month, the Nigerian regulator ordered service providers to stop selling and activating new SIM cards. 

The regulator is currently auditing SIM cards to check whether the companies are complying with registration rules.

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