Browsing: Faith Muthambi

Democratic Alliance MPs walked out of a briefing by the department of communications on its budget and strategic plan on Tuesday, saying they were not given enough time to prepare for the meeting. Four DA MPs, from the portfolio committees on communications and telecommunications and postal

A plan by communications minister Faith Muthambi to change legislation to remove parliamentary oversight of the SABC and concentrate it in her office has drawn scathing criticism from the Democratic Alliance. A newspaper report at the weekend said that Muthambi intends stripping

The SABC has been instructed to appoint a new CEO within the next three months, communications minister Faith Muthambi said on Tuesday. “The entities reporting to the ministry have a clear directive from me to stabilise their leadership,” Muthambi told a media briefing at parliament. “To this end I have recently

It’s been more than six weeks since the election and nearly a month since President Jacob Zuma stunned the information and communications technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim, and splitting the communications portfolio in two. Since then, there has been

Newly appointed Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has appointed Marian Shinn as the party’s spokesman on telecommunications and postal services. Shinn had been shadow communications minister before President Jacob Zuma split the

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

SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is waiting to hear from his employers regarding a damning report by public protector Thuli Madonsela, his lawyer said on Monday. “We are still waiting to hear from the SABC. I spoke to Hlaudi yesterday [Sunday]. He has not heard from the board either,” said Motsoeneng’s lawyer Zola Majavu. In a report

The whispers that started weeks ago were wrong, as they so often are: presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj will not be the minister for propaganda after all. But what President Jacob Zuma did announce on Sunday still has all the makings of a ministry for information, replete with overtones of spin and advocacy, but headed by the relatively unknown