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No action on SABC top jobs

There has been little action in appointing a new CEO or chief financial officer at the SABC, according to communications minister Faith Muthambi. Replying to parliamentary questions she said the advertisements for the CEO and chief finance positions closed on 12 May, but “the number of candidates

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Usaasa hits out at SIU

The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa), the body charged with developing communications technology infrastructure in underserviced parts of the country, has slammed the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) over its probe of the appointment of the agency’s CEO, Zami Nkosi. In a statement, Usaasa

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Court challenge to remove Usaasa boss

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has gone to court to try and remove a government agency head whose appointment was allegedly irregular, the Sunday Independent reported. The SIU has listed ex-communications minister Dina Pule as one of its respondents in the matter following allegations that she

Duncan McLeod
Pretoria, we have a problem

What was the president thinking? Last Sunday, Jacob Zuma sent shockwaves through South Africa’s technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim – arguably the most competent person to fill the portfolio since the 1990s – and splitting the ministry in

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Cwele named as telecoms minister

In a development that is likely to send shockwaves through South Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry, President Jacob Zuma has replaced his hard-working communications minister, Yunus Carrim, with Siyabonga Cwele, formerly the minister of state security

Duncan McLeod
Carrim deserves another term as minister

In the days following this week’s general election – the most interesting since 1994 – the focus will shift to who president Jacob Zuma will name to his new cabinet. Whatever shuffling he decides to do, he should leave the communications portfolio in the hands

Keith Thabo
Minister, you are misleading the public

It is unfortunate that, in his rush to push through a new framework for digital migration of South African television, communications minister Yunus Carrim has resorted to rewriting history, distorting facts and again pretended that the views of the black electronics

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Pule’s exit from parliament welcomed

The Congress of the People (Cope) has welcomed former communications minister Dina Pule’s decision to withdraw as an ANC candidate for member parliament. “We are disappointed, however, that it took a lot of public pressure and shaming before Ms Pule could see the writing on the wall,” Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota said on Friday

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Pule will not return to parliament

Former communications minister Dina Pule has decided to decline the ANC’s nomination for the national assembly, she said in a statement on Thursday. “I have given great thought to what I should do with the rest of my life, and while I will remain a loyal and committed member of the ANC, it is in my best interest and that of my children

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Carrim welcomes Usaasa probe

Communication minister Yunus Carrim on Thursday welcomed a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe on the Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa). “We welcome the SIU proclamation on Usaasa. Obviously it is regrettable, but the proclamation is absolutely necessary in view of the persistent allegations against Usaasa

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