Browsing: Gift Buthelezi

Opinion
Cwele fails to meet promises

On 21 May, South Africans will get to hear telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele deliver his second budget vote speech. It will be a report card for a minister who has been in the role for precisely a year. He is unlikely to

Opinion
From Carrim to Cwele, a disconnect

Yunus Carrim’s appointment as minister of communications in July 2013 was greeted with apprehension. The avowed communist’s expertise lay with the local government sector. He knew nothing about technology. In fact, he joked at the time that he barely knew

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Ructions tear at telecoms department

A leadership crisis at the department of telecommunications & postal services is threatening to boil over after director-general Rosey Sekese fired one of her deputies, Gift Buthelezi, via an SMS this week while he was on leave. TechCentral has established

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Sekese stays on as DG

The “precise powers” held by department of communications director-general Rosey Sekese are being “negotiated”, but she will stay on in the crucial role “at this stage”, says newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim. Carrim was replying to questions from TechCentral

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Pule in talks with Sisulu over DG

Communications minister Dina Pule has told parliament she is working with public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu to find “the most appropriate” way of dealing with the department’s director-general, Rosey Sekese, who was suspended in January

In-depth
How Pule stripped DG of powers

On 10 April, communications minister Dina Pule stripped her director-general, Rosey Sekese, of a range of key powers. In a letter signed by the minister, which TechCentral today publishes in full, Pule assigned all human resources matters to one of Sekese’s deputies, Gift Buthelezi, just as the the DG returned to

In-depth
Conflict tearing DOC apart

The department of communications (DOC) is in a mess. Minister Dina Pule and director-general Rosey Sekese are no longer on speaking terms and, although Sekese has been back at work for the past two weeks following her recent suspension, she’s reportedly been locked out of her office

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Comms DG back at her desk

Suspended communications department director-general Rosey Sekese has returned to work, but there’s still no official word on why she was placed on “special leave” in the first place. Sekese, who was sent home on enforced leave in mid-January, returned to work on Wednesday this

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Sekese remains on ‘special leave’

Communications department director-general Rosey Sekese remains on special leave, the department said on Friday. “The matter is being handled internally. Deputy director-general Gift Buthelezi has been asked to continue acting as director general of the department,” spokesman Siya Qoza

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Comms DG on ‘special leave’

Communications minister Dina Pule has placed her director-general, Rosey Sekese, on “special leave”, potentially igniting a new round of turmoil in the troubled government department. Pule’s spokesman, Siya Qoza, confirmed the move on Monday morning after the Sunday Times carried