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Broadband Infraco will no longer report into the department of public enterprises. Instead, the department of telecommunications and postal services (formerly known as the department of communications) will have oversight responsibility. It’s not known if the changes in reporting have been implemented

It’s been more than six weeks since the election and nearly a month since President Jacob Zuma stunned the information and communications technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim, and splitting the communications portfolio in two. Since then, there has been

Government has backtracked on plans to have communications regulator Icasa report to the newly created department of communications, which also houses the SABC, Brand South Africa and other entities, a highly placed source with knowledge of the development has told TechCentral. Instead

Third mobile operator Cell C intends investing R2,3bn in growing its national network in 2014, to address capacity problems and to cater for a fast expanding subscriber base. The operator said on Tuesday that it had 16,6m subscribers at the end of April, a sharp

The Democratic Alliance will break up the SABC into various commercial entities and sell these to the highest bidder should it be elected to national government after the 2014 general election. The plan to privatise the SABC’s assets is contained in the DA’s policy on information and

Government, well intentioned as might be, could be on the verge of committing a serious blunder in its attempts to sort out South Africa’s poor broadband penetration rates — one that could stunt and distort the telecommunications industry for years to come. Communications

The launch of the Tshwane Municipality’s online wayleaves management system should be welcomed – and emulated – by other local authorities in South Africa. The processes involved in securing permission and the associated bureaucratic bottlenecks

Communications minister Yunus Carrim wants government’s policy on radio frequency spectrum finalised by March next year, despite officials from the department of communications telling him that this timeline is unrealistic and unachievable. “With regards

Losses at state-owned Broadband Infraco have widened substantially in the past year, with revenue collapsing by 40% on account of reduced business from the company’s largest customer, Neotel. Higher staff costs and increased network maintenance costs have hit the bottom line

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led by former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, has published its founding manifesto ahead of national elections in 2014 that it is expected it will contest. The radically left-wing manifesto, which calls for the