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Final digital TV policy to be published

The final broadcast digital migration policy will be published in the Government Gazette next week, the communications department said on Monday. “The new policy seeks to clarify the use of a control system

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TV control system bad for poor: R2K

A control system in the boxes required for television watchers to switch from analogue to digital would force the poor to pay for access to information, the Right2Know Campaign said on Monday

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Muthambi, Cwele no-shows in parliament

A joint sitting in parliament on digital migration was packed to the rafters this morning. But the stars of the show, communications minister Faith Muthambi and telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele, failed to appear. Their deputies

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DA wants answers over New Age ads

The Democratic Alliance on Sunday called for clarity in relation to reports that the communications ministry spent an unauthorised R1,6m on newspaper advertisements. “It is reported … that this expenditure did not go through the proper approval processes

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Government dismisses Eskom hoax

Government on Tuesday dismissed a hoax statement saying it had been warned by Eskom the main power grid could crash, plunging the country into darkness for over two weeks, the department of communications said. “The message regarding Eskom is not