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Management shake-up at MultiChoice

Pay-television operator MultiChoice has appointed a new CEO of its South African operation. Calvo Mawela will take the reins from Mark Rayner, who is being shifted into the role of chief operating

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TV migration plan still in doubt

The victory this week in the constitutional court by former communications minister Faith Muthambi over e.tv may not mark the end of the long-running dispute over encryption in South Africa’s digital television

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Muthambi judgment: what it really means

The constitutional court on Thursday upheld an appeal by MultiChoice subsidiary M-Net, the SABC and the minister of communications against a ruling by the supreme court of appeal that the minister (at the time Faith Muthambi)

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TV encryption: Muthambi wins concourt battle

Former communications minister Faith Muthambi has won a constitutional court battle against e.tv over encryption in the set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television. The minister, who was shifted out of the portfolio

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Gov’t reverses course on TV encryption

Government is set to back encryption in digital terrestrial television, a sharp reversal of its position on the contentious subject, following the appointment of a new communications minister last month. Last week, political journalist

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Icasa to hold hearings on spectrum

Communications regulator Icasa will hold public hearings later this week that will determine how scarce radio frequency spectrum is utilised in future. The idea, according to Icasa, is to update the National Radio Frequency Plan to

Duncan McLeod
A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

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Listing MultiChoice a ‘no-brainer’: chairman

MultiChoice South Africa Holdings chairman Nolo Letele has said it would “absolutely make sense” to list the pay-television broadcaster on the JSE, but the requirement of its broadcasting licence that 30% of its equity be in black

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Icann set to terminate Naspers domains

South Africa’s Naspers, and its subsidiary MultiChoice, may soon forfeit the generic top-level domains they applied for in 2012. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known as Icann

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