Browsing: Dina Pule

Finally, real progress on spectrum in SA

In what could be great news for South African telecommunications operators, Internet service providers and ultimately consumers, government finally appears to be making real progress in opening up new spectrum bands for broadband services

News to challenge TV policy in court

South Africa’s digital migration project could be set for further delays after revealed on Tuesday that it has asked the high court to review “aspects” of government’s final broadcasting digital migration policy released last month by communications minister Faith Muthambi

From Carrim to Cwele, a disconnect

Yunus Carrim’s appointment as minister of communications in July 2013 was greeted with apprehension. The avowed communist’s expertise lay with the local government sector. He knew nothing about technology. In fact, he joked at the time that he barely knew

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Ex-adviser trashes Muthambi’s TV policy

Digital migration expert and former ministerial technical adviser Roy Kruger says the final changes to the broadcasting digital migration policy, published on Wednesday, entrench the dominance of pay-television provider MultiChoice and short-change South Africans in

Muthambi, Davis clash over SABC powers

Communications minister Faith Muthambi on Tuesday revindicated sweeping powers to hire and fire the SABC’s top staff and initiate the removal of board members. Briefing MPs, she challenged the notion that the SABC was an independent public broadcaster

Cwele publishes new ICT review paper

The department of telecommunications and postal services has published a comprehensive discussion and options paper setting out the policy options for developing South Africa’s information and communications technology industry. “The gazetting of the national integrated ICT policy options

Zuma orders SIU probe of Pule’s DOC

Disgraced former communications minister Dina Pule and her lieutenants at the department of communications at the time could be in very serious trouble. President Jacob Zuma on Thursday signed a proclamation asking the Special Investigating Unit to probe alleged corruption

TalkCentral: Ep 110 – ‘Probed’

In this analysis-packed episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the decision by President Jacob Zuma to direct the Special Investigating Unit to probe alleged corruption and maladministration

Pule spin doctor loses court battle

Dina Pule’s former spin doctor, Wisani Ngobeni, has lost a labour court bid to save his government job, the Sunday Times reported. Ngobeni, a former journalist, was Pule’s spokesman when she was communications minister. He was fired by the department on 27 June after being found guilty in a disciplinary

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