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Fired members of the board of government’s universal service agency, who went to court earlier this month on an urgent basis to stop the implementation of a report by the public protector, have lost their legal challenge.
Members of Usaasa’s board, who were fired by telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele this week, have vowed to fight the decision to remove them, saying it was unlawful and unconstitutional.
Cabinet has approved an amended version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, taking South Africa closer to the allocation of radio frequency spectrum to mobile operators.
The idea of a wireless open-access network is the central plank of government’s ICT policy. But this requires the release of significant amounts of high-demand spectrum, which regulatory and policy failure prevent from happening.