World Telecomunications and Information Society Day

World Telecomunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) was celebrated on 17 May 2015. The purpose of WTISD day is to highlight the importance of communication in society and to create awareness around the benefits of communication and information technologies to the people who use them.

In South Africa, the day is aimed at commemorating service providers on the improvements in communication and information technologies to enhance the quality that comes from this sector. This year, the The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, celebrated the day by hosting an Imbizo in Mtatha in the Easter Cape. Minister Cwele announced that the department is working with the telecommunications industry to develop information technologies in rural areas.

Derek Wilson, Head of, says, “As we are a service provider that relies on technological improvements within the information and telecommunications sector to improve our own offering to our clients and partners, we support WTISD and the planned developments within the sector.” is an online comparison website that allows South Africans to compare insurance quotes online. “Improvements in the information and telecommunications sector have enabled to extend its online comparison offering and services of a wide range of products: insurance (short-term, life and business), medical aid, personal loans, travel, pet insurance and more,” says Wilson.


“Consumers can therefore experience the benefits of communication and information technologies as they are able to empower themselves by comparing and selecting the best value for their money when they compare online. 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427* per month on their car insurance and the the website is free to use, with no obligations or hassles.

Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. At
least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427 per month* on their car insurance. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 


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Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357).


*Average savings based on a representative market research survey conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates, on behalf of in May 2014.  Risk Profile Dependent.



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