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SA Newsmakers of 2013

Here they are, TechCentral’s South African Newsmakers of 2013. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year, for good reasons and bad

DA welcomes SABC progress

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed progress made by communications minister Yunus Carrim in resolving the appointment of a permanent chief operating officer at the SABC, saying the issue has dragged on for years and undermined the public broadcaster. DA shadow

Carrim mum on SABC report

Communications minister Yunis Carrim said on Monday he had seen the public protector’s provisional report into alleged maladministration at the SABC. “Yes, I did receive the report, obviously. It was given as a courtesy to the department of communications,” he told the Cape Town Press Club

SABC may get new COO

The chief operating officer position at the SABC may be advertised soon, communications minister Yunis Carrim said on Monday. He told the Cape Town Press Club the “stalemate” position was likely to end should negotiations be successful with a candidate who believed he should have been

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Time to deal with digital TV mess

Communications minister Yunus Carrim demonstrated in parliament this week that government may finally be dealing decisively with the impasse over digital terrestrial television that is undermining efforts to get more South Africans connected to broadband. Carrim’s remarks to

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State to act on set-top boxes

Government has not reached a final decision on whether to include an encryption system in state-subsidised digital television set-top boxes, despite a recent statement by the SABC that it no longer supports proposals, advanced by rival, that the boxes should include such a system

Did SABC jump gun on digital TV?

The SABC “unilaterally” decided on government policy when it announced last week that it would not support the inclusion of a conditional access or encryption system in the set-top boxes South Africans will need to access digital terrestrial television. That’s the

Intrigue as OpenView carries SABC

OpenView HD, the new free-to-air satellite service launched by sister company Platco Digital on Tuesday, is offering the SABC’s three main television channels as part of its bouquet in spite of a simmering feud with the public broadcaster. The SABC warned last month

Sunshine doesn’t rule this newsroom, chief

You don’t get a more hardened hack than Jimi Matthews, who as cameraman and journalist for international media ­organisations during South Africa’s violent transition saw more bodies than is probably good for anyone. So what does the respected Matthews, who is now ­acting group executive

Gov’t still mulling access control

Government is still reviewing its policy on access control for digital terrestrial television, the department of communications has told the Democratic Alliance in response questions the party submitted in parliament. This is despite an agreement between MultiChoice and the SABC that prohibits the public broadcaster from

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