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Concourt judgment: DA calls for TV policy review

Following Thursday’s constitutional court judgment in favour of former communications minister Faith Muthambi and against e.tv, Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has again called on the new minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, to begin a thorough review of South Africa’s digital

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

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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

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

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DOC ‘wants new luxury cars’

The Democratic Alliance has accused the ministry of communications of planning to spend millions of rand on new luxury vehicles, despite having two relatively new high-end vehicles already at its disposal. DA spokeswoman on

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Muthambi splashes R1,1m on BMW X5

R1,1m. That’s how much communications minister Faith Muthambi has splashed out on a brand-new BMW X5 sports utility vehicle. In a document entitled “Additional information on identified virements” for the

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Ex-minister splurged R370k on rentals

Former minister Roy Padayachie burnt through more than R370 000 of taxpayers’ money on rental cars in a four-month period, public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu said in parliament on Monday. Sisulu was responding to a question from Democratic Alliance MP Patricia

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Padayachie ‘died with his boots on’

SA cabinet minister Roy Padayachie was a committed patriot who died in the service of his country, the deputy minister of public service & administration said on Saturday. “I have lost a comrade,” deputy minister Ayanda Dlodlo said. Padayachie, the minister of public service & administration, was found dead in his hotel