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Government steps up war on ‘fake news’

Government has set up a hi-tech monitoring and evaluation platform in an effort to ramp up state capacity to monitor and respond to “fake news” proliferating during the Covid-19 outbreak.

DTPS, DOC merger ‘gaining traction’

The planned merger of the departments of communications and telecommunications & postal services was “gaining traction”, with senior staff urged to work quickly to conclude the “configuration”.

Current affairs
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

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

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

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

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