It is the fourth recommendation in a bombshell list of interventions to slash data prices that has prompted accusations of populist overreach by SA’s authorities.

This week, after a two-year probe into data costs, the Competition Commission released a report that declared: "All mobile operators must … within three months … offer all prepaid subscribers a lifeline package of daily free data to ensure all citizens have data access on a continual basis, regardless of income levels."..

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