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Confusion over future of e-tolls

Recent statements about e-tolls reportedly made by Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi, while positive, are causing confusion, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday. “In the statement made by the Sunday Independent, Vadi suggests that e-tolls should be replaced by more efficient

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Vadi lauds Wi-Fi taxi project

Installing Wi-Fi access points in taxis and taxi ranks would change people’s perception of the taxi industry, Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Thursday. “Man, I tell you, I would not have thought of an idea of getting Internet into a taxi. It is a novel move,” he said at the launch of the South African National Taxi

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Technology to curb licensing fraud

New technology is being rolled out across licence testing centres in Gauteng in an attempt to fight fraud and corruption. A new electronic system for learner’s licence tests had replaced the booklet system at eight testing centres in the province, transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Tuesday

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Mobile service coming to Gautrain

All four South African mobile network operators have agreed to ensure full network coverage for voice and data services on the Gautrain rapid rail system by July 2014. Gauteng MEC for roads and transport Ismail Vadi met recently with representatives of the networks and officials from the Gautrain

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Gauteng roads IT contracts probed

Ismail Vadi, newly appointed MEC of Gauteng’s department of roads and transport, has called for the auditor-general to investigate 13 contracts awarded by the departmental acquisition

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Episode 16 – ‘Taxed’

Episode 16 of TechCentral’s business technology podcast TalkCentral is ready for streaming or downloading. In the latest episode, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Candice Jones reflect on Cell C’s mobile broadband launch in Gauteng and the new data tariffs on offer.

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Kholwane replaces Vadi in parliament

ANC MP Eric Kholwane is the new chairman of parliament’s portfolio committee on communications, replacing Ismail Vadi, who was named earlier this month as the new MEC for roads and transport in Gauteng.

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Parliament loses Vadi

Parliament is losing the highly respected chairman of its portfolio committee on communications. Ismail Vadi has been appointed as the new MEC for roads and transport…

In-depth
Parliament mulls digital TV debate

Cabinet should look carefully at all the implications of a review of the policy on digital migration. This is the telling conclusion reached by the parliamentary portfolio committee on communications in a report detailing a review of two television standards being considered for SA’s move from analogue to digital terrestrial television.

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Sentech booted from parliament

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications called off a meeting it was due to hold with executives from dysfunctional state-owned signal distributor Sentech on Tuesday morning. Sentech flew four company members, including its chairman, Quraysh Patel, to Cape Town this week to present its turnaround strategy to the committee. However, Sentech’s “plan for sustainability” did not reach the parliamentarians until Tuesday morning, giving them no time to review the document ahead of the meeting.