WASPA Press Release Archive

Press releases for 2016

2016-06-09 SA Mobile Users Could be 30% Richer
2016-05-17 WASPA’s Tips for Protecting Mobile Device Integrity
2016-04-21 WASPA’s Mobile Data Saving Tips
2016-03-30 WASPA Website a Welcome Resource for Mobile Users
2016-03-30 WASPA 2016 Mancom Builds on Solid Foundation
2016-03-22 Holidays Mean Overtime for Caring Parents
2016-03-15 Mobile Satisfaction is Knowing Who to Talk to
2016-02-16 South Africa and the Internet – Like Peas in an iPod

Press releases for 2015

2015-12-01 WASPA Concession Means Early Christmas for Charities
2015-10-27 Mobile Engagement: The Answer to Business Owners’ Marketing Woes
2015-10-01 WASPA Attends iWeek 2015
2015-07-14 Mobile Messaging Traffic to Increase by 200%
2015-06-26 Jacqui Jones Elected as New Management Committee Member
2015-04-21 The Cell phone is NOT the babysitter
2015-04-09 If You Don’t Recognize a Number on Your Phone Bill
2015-01-15 WASPA Clarifies the Role of Industry Players

Press releases for 2014

2014-08-26 WASPA Streamlines Code of Conduct for Better Consumer Protection
2014-08-25 WASPA’s Top Ten After Ten Years
2014-07-08 WASPA Names First Operations Manager to Strengthen Self-Regulating Role
2014-03-26 Newly-Elected WASPA Mancom to Steer Mobile Industry Association in 2014

Press releases for 2013

2013-12-10 MTN/Cell C Launch Double Opt In System for WASPs

Press releases for 2012

2012-06-19 WAP Have You Been Doing?
2012-04-13 Renewed Vigour for WASPA Management Committee

Press releases for 2011

2011-12-02 Help reduce mobile spam, before it’s too late
2011-09-26 WASPA helping make mobile phones safe for children and teens
2011-08-30 Mobile watchdog is a full-time job for WASPA media monitor
2011-07-22 Protecting children from the dark side of cellphone use.
2011-07-06 Press statement by WASPA.
2011-06-20 WASPA’s latest code of conduct comes into effect.
2011-05-19 How to handle that unwelcome sms marketing or subscription message.
2011-03-29 WASPA names management committee for 2011.
2011-01-25 Consumers praise WASPA for looking out for their interests.
2011-01-12 WASPA clarifies RICA misperceptions.

Press releases for 2010

2010-11-10 WASPA engages with public to refine code of conduct.
2010-11-07 Mobile scams spreading to other mediums, warns WASPA.
2010-10-11 WASPA warns against new SMS scam.
2010-07-20 Mobile consumers invited to shape WASPA code of conduct.
2010-07-05 WASPA reports on its mandate.
2010-05-12 WASPA adds further protections for consumers into code of conduct.
2010-05-10 Professor Sieg Eiselen appointed as WASPA adjudicator.
2010-04-07 WASPA workshop proves to be a resounding success.
2010-03-15 Mobile spend notification virtually elminates “bill shock”.
2010-03-09 WASPA management committee assigned responsibilities.

Press releases for 2009

2009-12-08 10 tips for getting the most value from mobile content services.
2009-10-21 WASPA cautions against “419” SMS messages.
2009-10-08 WASPA celebrates 5th anniversary with international recognition and growth across the continent.
2009-08-26 Practicing safe mobile marketing.
2009-06-30 Self-regulation the key to success of SA’s WASP industry.
2009-05-29 WASPA curbs abuses among quiz subscription providers.
2009-05-11 WASPA beefs up code of conduct.
2009-03-10 WASPA lays down the law on advertising subscription services to kids.
2009-01-26 WASPA takes action to protect SA subscribers from illegal mobile content from offshore.

Press releases for 2008

2008-11-20 More mobile consumer protection from WASPA.
2008-11-13 Mobile texting raises R655 000 in carte blanche 20th birthday charity drive.
2008-11-10 Cyberlaw expert joins ‘Scorpions’ of the mobile industry.
2008-11-03 WASPA intros new ad rules for members to protect consumers.

Press releases for 2006

2006-02-22 WASPA’s new advertising rules show industry compliance.