Minister says data prices in South Africa won’t fall because industry is highly concentrated

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele said on Tuesday that the cost of communication and data prices in South Africa were not declining because the industry was "highly concentrated" with customers enjoying no competition. The #DataMustFall campaign gained momentum on social media networks last year, with even celebrities making a presentation in Parliament and looking at launching a class action lawsuit against data providers.