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Minister to meet broadcasters on digital TV

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will today meet broadcasters following the 8 June constitutional court ruling on digital migration. The meeting will be held with broadcasters SABC, e.tv, StarSat and other stakeholders

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SABC board fires Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired. SABC interim board chairwoman Khanyisile Kweyama said on Monday that the public broadcaster’s former chief operating officer had been given his marching orders. Motsoeneng was dismissed over comments

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TV migration plan still in doubt

The victory this week in the constitutional court by former communications minister Faith Muthambi over e.tv may not mark the end of the long-running dispute over encryption in South Africa’s digital television

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 179 – ‘Apple’s beast’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat via Skype about the constitutional court judgment in favour of former communications minister Faith Muthambi. Also this week, Japan’s Nippon Telephone

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Muthambi judgment: what it really means

The constitutional court on Thursday upheld an appeal by MultiChoice subsidiary M-Net, the SABC and the minister of communications against a ruling by the supreme court of appeal that the minister (at the time Faith Muthambi)

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TV encryption: Muthambi wins concourt battle

Former communications minister Faith Muthambi has won a constitutional court battle against e.tv over encryption in the set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television. The minister, who was shifted out of the portfolio

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Concourt judgment: DA calls for TV policy review

Following Thursday’s constitutional court judgment in favour of former communications minister Faith Muthambi and against e.tv, Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has again called on the new minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, to begin a thorough review of South Africa’s digital

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Sticky stuff hits the fan, but there’s upside

About a year ago, communications regulator Icasa took fright at the national integrated ICT policy white paper and, within months, gazetted an invitation to network operators to participate in an auction for much sought-after high-demand spectrum

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Gov’t reverses course on TV encryption

Government is set to back encryption in digital terrestrial television, a sharp reversal of its position on the contentious subject, following the appointment of a new communications minister last month. Last week, political journalist

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Icasa accused of ignoring data prices

The Internet Service Providers’ Association, a body that represents many of South Africa’s ISPs, on Tuesday accused communications regulator Icasa of ignoring a policy directive from telecommunications & postal

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