Browsing: Dina Pule

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Gov’t still mulling access control

Government is still reviewing its policy on access control for digital terrestrial television, the department of communications has told the Democratic Alliance in response questions the party submitted in parliament. This is despite an agreement between MultiChoice and the SABC that prohibits the public broadcaster from

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Carrim must explain DStv, SABC deal: DA

The Democratic Alliance wants communications minister Yunus Carrim and former SABC interim board chair Ellen Tshabalala to appear before parliament to explain why a deal the public broadcaster signed to supply two television channels to MultiChoice “contradicts government’s policy on digital

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E.tv fumes over SABC, DStv deal

Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has slammed a confidential deal struck between the SABC and MultiChoice that prohibits the public broadcaster from offering any of its channels over a television platform that uses encryption technology. E.tv described the move as

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DA slams Pule ‘mismanagement’

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn says the department of communications’ annual report, which was tabled in parliament on Friday, reveals how the department was “grossly mismanaged” during the tenure of former communications minister Dina Pule. Pule was fired by president

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Controversy over new SABC board

The SABC will soon have new leadership as the parliamentary portfolio committee announced the final list of names to be recommended for the new board on Tuesday afternoon. But this was not without controversy as the opposition parties represented in the committee have objected to the list

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Pule defence costs taxpayers R1,2m

Taxpayers have had to fork out more than R1m for former communications minister Dina Pule’s legal fees, her successor Yunus Carrim revealed on Friday. “The total legal costs incurred thus far in respect of these matters amount to R1 187 148,82,” Carrim said in written reply to a parliamentary

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Digital TV: a tale of dithering and delay

Broadcasters, tired of dithering and delays around the migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT), have cashed in on the gap in the market to introduce new satellite offerings in both the free-to-air and pay-TV sectors. The concern by some in the broadcast sector, in particular

Duncan McLeod
Carrim is a breath of fresh air

South Africa’s hard-working new communications minister, Yunus Carrim, is tackling the challenges in his portfolio with such gusto that he appears to have taken many industry players by surprise. I had the opportunity twice this past week to watch Carrim in action

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Big ideas at Google’s Big Tent

The South African iteration of Google’s Big Tent event, which brings together leaders in business, technology and politics to exchange ideas on the intersection between the Internet on society, took place in Midrand on Thursday. It featured communications minister

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Court upholds Madzonga suspension

The labour court on Friday dismissed with costs the urgent application brought by MTN South Africa’s chief corporate services officer, Robert Madzonga, to have his suspension lifted. Madzonga was suspended after MTN began an internal investigation into allegations

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