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Gordhan plans sweeping changes at SOEs

Extensive changes are in the offing at South Africa’s troubled state-owned companies as new public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan moves to tackle their many management and financial failings. Power utility Eskom and

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SABC, Icasa draw fire over accountability

A lack of management accountability is the root cause for wasteful and irregular expenditure at the SABC and communications regulator Icasa, the auditor-general has said. The AG’s report to the parliamentary portfolio committee on communications

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Faith no more: DA wants dep’t disbanded

The Democratic Alliance has called for the department of communications, the new portfolio created after last year’s general election – when President Jacob Zuma split the old communications department in two – to be disbanded

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Muthambi denies targeting SABC board

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has denied that she is considering suspending some members of the SABC board. This is after Democratic Alliance MP Gavin Davis said in a statement on Tuesday that the party understood “from several sources” that Muthambi

Duncan McLeod
SA flounders as TV deadline looms

Next year was meant to be a big one for South Africa’s technology industry. Years ago, under the Mbeki administration, the government agreed with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that the country would switch off analogue terrestrial television broadcasts by 17 June 2015. Countries

Lisa Thornton
A year of little real progress in ICT

South Africa Connect, South Africa’s broadband policy, was published in December 2013, ushering in 2014 with great promise. The policy called for, among other things, the removal of policies that constrain competition and the roll-out of broadband. It singled out service-based competition

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New political home for State IT Agency

Government’s centralised IT services and technology procurement organisation, the State IT Agency, will in future no longer report into the minister of public service and administration. Rather, it will in future report into the ministry of telecommunications and postal services, headed by Siyabonga Cwele. This is one of a

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