Author Marian Shinn

Marian Shinn

Public protector must act on set-top boxes

The public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, can no longer ignore the Democratic Alliance’s request for a probe into the procurement process of the government-sponsored set-top-boxes – a key component of the broadcast digital

Marian Shinn

Set-top box report must be made public

Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo must release the report arising from the investigation into the procurement process for the state-sponsored set-top box procurement process in the light of the publication

Marian Shinn

Sticky stuff hits the fan, but there’s upside

About a year ago, communications regulator Icasa took fright at the national integrated ICT policy white paper and, within months, gazetted an invitation to network operators to participate in an auction for much sought-after high-demand spectrum

Marian Shinn

Set-top box move is ‘good news’

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the news that the procurement process for the government-sponsored set-top boxes is being reviewed because of an irregular procurement process and unaffordability of the project. This was confirmed in

Marian Shinn

ANC remarks threaten Internet freedom

State security minister David Mahlobo’s remarks at the recent justice, crime prevention and security cluster media briefing that the ANC-government is contemplating regulating South Africa’s social media space are

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