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 July 14th: The UK Parliament held a Westminster Hall Debate on the safety of 5G last week following Glastonbury Town Council’s resolution to oppose the roll-out of 5G under the Precautionary Principle. Opening the debate, Tonia Antoniazzi MP said: “This Westminster Hall debate is indeed a timely one, as it comes off the back of...
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Vumatel has started rolling out fibre-to-the-home broadband in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. A Trojan Horse? The Lobby Group Right2Know has crossed swords with Vumatel subsidiary, Vumacam, over the legality of its roll-out of more than 15,000 surveillance cameras on the Vumatel fibre network in Johannesburg. Some have complained that the CCTV cameras, which serve private companies...
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Source: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/cell-c-hires-consultants-to-probe-practices-advise-on-restructuring–1300508?utm_source=headlines_-_english&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15-07-2019&utm_content=textlink Friday 12 July 2019 | 14:04 CET | News Excerpt: South African operator Cell C said in an open letter that it has hired consultants to probe its business practices for any irregularities and to advise on restructuring. CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson said Cell C has appointed law firm Bowmans to investigate any parts of...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/telecoms/313297-mysterious-cell-tower-erected-on-western-capes-second-highest-mountain.html?source=newsletter A base station has been erected on Matroosberg, the Western Cape’s second-highest mountain, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The report stated that the structure is made from concrete, will hold an 8-metre mast, and that authorities have no definitive answer as to how it got there. CapeNature officials, who are responsible for...
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Source: https://www.bbklaw.com/news-events/news-room/2019/in-the-news/07/partner-gerry-lederer-discusses-cities-5g-challen?utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=ITN_Gerry_5G_WSJ&utm_content=In_the_News JUL 08, 2019 Communities Are Having a Hard Time Keeping Up with Wiring Permits For the Wall Street Journal article “The Downside of 5G: Overwhelmed Cities, Torn-Up Streets, a Decade Until Completion,” Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Gerry Lederer discussed the impact of 5G  on communities. In an interview with the newspaper, the telecommunications law attorney...
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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jul/08/the-next-era-of-human-progress-what-lies-behind-the-global-new-cities-epidemic Article by Oliver Wainwright. Monday 8th July 2019 The urge to build cities from scratch is not new – but this time they are being conceived by private multinational corporations as gilt-edged tax-exempt gated communities. Extracts: Songdo, South Korea’s self-styled “smart city”: A place where the garbage is automatically sucked away through underground pipes,...
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Source: https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/mtns-zakhele-futhi-inconsistent-bee-act Thursday, July 11, 2019 Telecommunications network provider MTN’s Zakhele Futhi’s scheme has been found to be inconsistent with South Africa’s Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act. The BBBEE Commission on Thursday announced that the scheme, which was announced by MTN on 12 September 2016, is inconsistent with the act that provides a legislative framework for...
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Link to the website Wireless Risk Assessment: https://www.wirelessriskassessment.org/e-safety?fbclid=IwAR2LZOOvaYHBaLqDSS7EkREVIyQHhLJti6e8-NBlSLxrGr1dmnY0RoCv36o Link to the flyer that includes different types of advice, information on cancer, fertility, mental health, behaviour and the brain, as well as actions and links to find out more; https://cdn.website-editor.net/2479f24c54de4c7598d60987e3d81157/files/uploaded/Flyer1_E-safety.pdf  
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What ICNIRP is saying:   Eric Van Rongen, ICNIRP Chair Eric Van Rongen: “ICNIRP establishes whether health effects have been found and, on the basis of that, sets its limits. That is done with a large degree of conservatism. While many 5G pilots are already under way, ICNIRP is reviewing its own mobile technology-related radiation...
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