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Set-top box dispute goes to arbitration

Two black-owned set-top box manufacturers are headed to formal arbitration proceedings – and possibly to court – after the government agency responsible for procuring decoders for South

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Digital migration has ‘failed’

South Africa’s long-delayed project to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial television has “failed”. That’s the view of Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecommunications & postal services Marian Shinn, who said on Tuesday that

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Minister pressured Nedbank on Guptas

Nedbank said South African mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane urged the lender to reconsider its decision to sever ties with companies tied to the Gupta family, who are friends of President Jacob Zuma and in business with his son. Nedbank, in a letter

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Muthambi ‘usurped’ SABC board’s powers

Former SABC board member Vusi Mavuso has revealed that communications minister Faith Muthambi amended key legislation in the SABC’s memorandum of incorporation that took powers away from the board. Mavuso was testifying under

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Minister ‘urged’ SABC to appoint Hlaudi

A former SABC board member has told parliament’s ad hoc committee that communications minister Faith Muthambi recommended in 2014 that acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s post be made permanent. Ronnie Lubisi testified that

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DA gives Muthambi, Cwele ‘F’, ‘E’ grades

The Democratic Alliance has released its annual report card of South Africa’s cabinet ministers, giving communications minister Faith Muthambi a failing grade. Her counterpart, Siyabonga Cwele at telecommunications & postal

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SABC probe begins in parliament

Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board will begin interviewing witnesses on Wednesday. The ad hoc committee’s work stalled last week after the last remaining board member, Mbulaheni

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Muthambi splashes R1,1m on BMW X5

R1,1m. That’s how much communications minister Faith Muthambi has splashed out on a brand-new BMW X5 sports utility vehicle. In a document entitled “Additional information on identified virements” for the

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