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SA Newsmakers of the Year – the top five

And here they are. TechCentral’s top five newsmakers of 2011. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most part, they’re also the the people who made the headlines during the

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Pule seeks answers on spectrum use

Communications minister Dina Pule on Wednesday issued draft policy directions to the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) in an effort to find ways of exploiting the “digital dividend” bands that will be opened up when SA moves from analogue to digital

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Gov’t withdraws controversial telecoms bill

The department of communications has withdrawn the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, just weeks after critics warned it undermined the independent broadcasting and telecommunications regulator and could face

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State wants to call the shots over spectrum

The department of communications is moving to wrest control over management of SA’s scarce radio frequency spectrum from industry regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), a reading of the Electronic Communications

Duncan McLeod
Rebooted yet again

Though he’s been widely praised for firing two of his ministers this week, President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has ruffled the technology industry. There are fears that redeploying communications minister Roy Padayachie will delay crucial projects. Padayachie, in the job

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Mixed reaction to Zuma’s Padayachie move

President Jacob Zuma’s decision to redeploy communications minister Roy Padayachie and his deputy, Obed Bapela, has drawn mixed reaction from the information and communications technology industry, with one analyst saying he was “stunned” by the move

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Padayachie out, Pule in as Zuma reshuffles cabinet

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has been redeployed as minister of public service & administration. Former deputy communications minister Dina Pule will replace him in the communications portfolio. President Jacob Zuma announced the changes

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‘I never expected it to come to this’ – axed DG

Ousted communications director-general Mamodupi Mohlala says the way communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda fired her was akin to a “public execution”. Mohlala tells TechCentral that she had questioned the minister on several issues related to the running of the department. “But I never expected it to come to a head like this.”

Ismail Vadi
Riding the ICT tsunami

The latest edition of the magazine, African Communications, carries a feature article by Arthur Goldstuck on the key trends in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector since last year. In it, he states

Opinion
A shift in momentum

As a regulator, there is need to pause and take stock, determining to what extent the socioeconomic policy objectives have been advanced. In this regard one has to take into cognisance the regulatory toolkit, which includes the licensing process, ensuring competition, enforcing universal service obligations and facilitating the equitable and meritocratic allocation of scarce frequency resources

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