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Tian Olivier named as SABC CEO

Tian Olivier has been appointed SABC’s new acting CEO and James Aguma has taken up the reins of acting chief financial officer, the national broadcaster said on Friday. “Mr Olivier and Mr Aguma’s appointments are based on their extensive knowledge and a proven track record as senior managers currently at the SABC,” spokesman

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Dina Pule set to keep MP seat

More than half of the ANC’s current MPs, including disgraced former communications minister Dina Pule, are on the party’s list of parliamentary candidates. Pule who was recalled from her position last year after the public protector’s report into allegations of corruption and a potential conflict of interest against

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Carrim: will he stay or will he go?

Communications minister Yunus Carrim was playing it coy this week when asked whether he’d like to return to the portfolio after the 7 May general election, which the ANC is once again expected to win. Responding to a question from TechCentral at a press

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SABC chair seeks CFO’s head

SABC board chair Ellen Tshabalala has filed a labour dispute affidavit asking for the dismissal of the public broadcaster’s chief financial officer, Gugu Duda, who was found by the public protector Thuli Madonsela to have been irregularly appointed. In parliament this week

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Carrim seeks consensus on digital TV

Communications minister Yunus Carrim is continuing to engage with warring broadcasters over set-top box control for digital terrestrial television, but government will make a final decision within the next three to four weeks even if final consensus can’t be reached

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Communists urge SABC action

The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday urged the SABC board and parliament’s communications portfolio committee to take decisive action following the public protector’s report. “Decisive action is needed to turn the SABC around in all

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SABC CEO steps down

The SABC looks set to be plunged into a fresh leadership crisis. TechCentral can reveal that the public broadcaster will announce later on Monday that its group CEO, Lulama Mokhobo, is stepping down just two years into her five-year term. A statement could be issued as early as lunchtime

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DA gives Carrim a ‘C’

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has been given a mixed report card by the Democratic Alliance in its analysis of the performance of cabinet ministers over the past year. Carrim has been given a “C” by the opposition political party for “attempting, with

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How Zuma’s cabinet scored

President Jacob Zuma has scored another “F” on the 2013 cabinet report card released by the Democratic Alliance and the Independent Democrats on Wednesday. The opposition party releases its score card for cabinet members annually

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Digital TV: Yunus Carrim speaks out

Cabinet’s decision this month to mandate the use of a control system in the set-top boxes government will subsidise for poorer households has led to a great deal of confusion in South Africa’s broadcasting industry. The decision largely went in favour of e.tv, which has

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