Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has appointed Basil Ford as administrator of Usaasa, the government agency charged with bridging the digital divide in South Africa.
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The CEO of the R1-billion East London electronics factory that faces closure has blamed the husband of communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for the company’s woes.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has slammed a Sunday Independent report, in which she is accused of misusing taxpayers’ money, describing the article as a “malicious smear campaign”.
A report on Sunday said communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams allegedly used taxpayers’ money to to pay for her seventh wedding anniversary celebrations.
The ANC’s top decision makers have met to discuss how to deal with ailing state-owned companies whose deteriorating finances have emboldened critics of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
About 81.3% of those who wrote matric in 2019 passed. What the country is not hearing about from the minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, is the drop in performance in mathematics.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has withdrawn the appointment of Newyear Ntuli as administrator of Usaasa, the government agency responsible for bridging the digital divide in South Africa, just seven days after she announced it.
The State IT Agency and Usaasa are to be run by administrators while they are restructured and their mandates reconfigured.
Regulators Icasa, the Film and Publication Board and the ZA Domain Name Authority will be merged, communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Thursday.
The Post Office is cutting several hundred jobs, the second state-owned company in as many days to detail plans to lay off workers as the government looks to slash its wage bill.