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The department of communications’ policy summit next week has generally been welcomed by analysts and industry players, who say the event is long overdue, especially in light of Africa slipping down world connectedness rankings. Communications minister Dina Pule said on Tuesday that the colloquium had been

MTN is facing a storm over claims that it helped the Iranian government to spy on local subscribers and assisted the regime in its brutal crackdown on protesters in 2009 and 2010. In court papers lodged in the US last week, rival mobile operator Turkcell alleged that MTN told its Iranian military-linked partners it

The Democratic Alliance will submit a request in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act for access to copies of records relating to cellphone operator MTN’s business activities in Iran. Party MP David Maynier said on Wednesday allegations

The Democratic Alliance called on Thursday for public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba, as well as representatives from Eskom and Transnet, to appear before MPs for urgent talks on the massive scale of copper theft. “Minister Gigaba confirmed [in a written reply to a parliamentary question] that Eskom and Transnet

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has raised the idea of creating R700m national venture capital fund, funded by the state, to provide investment capital to help early-stage businesses. The proposal is contained in the opposition political party’s “alternative budget”, published on Tuesday and available here

The Western Cape will see a “game-changing” infrastructure plan this year, premier Helen Zille said on Friday. This will include delivering broadband to every school in the province by 2014. “The most powerful economic lever in the hands of a provincial government

Former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has been given the joint second lowest score in the Democratic Alliance’s annual cabinet report card. Every year, the DA produces

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has apologised for its statement criticising the functionality of SA’s satellite SumbandilaSAt. Last week, the DA’s shadow minister for science and technology, Marian Shinn, lambasted the department of science & technology for its proposed investment in SumbandilaSat’s builder, Sunspace, which was approved by cabinet earlier this year.