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SABC board moves to suspend CEO Mokoetle

The SABC board has moved to suspend CEO Solly Mokoetle, it emerged on Tuesday. The news was revealed soon after the Western Cape high court overruled attempts by parliament to hold a briefing on the latest trouble at the public broadcaster behind closed doors. “They have served him with a legal letter with the intention to suspend him and he has been given an ‘x’ number of days — exactly how many days I don’t know — to respond to the letter to explain why he should not be suspended,” said Ismail Vadi, chairman of parliament’s portfolio committee on communications.

Parliament summons SABC, Sentech boards

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications, chaired by ANC MP Ismail Vadi, has summoned the boards of the SABC and Sentech to answer questions about problems affecting both organisations. The committee on Thursday said it had “decided to invite the full board of the SABC to appear before it on 24 August 2010”.

Icasa Amendment Bill under fire

The SOS Campaign has raised serious concerns that proposed changes to the Icasa Act would undermine the independence of the regulator, and effectively make it an…

Duncan McLeod
You too, Telkom

The decision last week by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to reduce mobile termination rates was not unexpected. What the industry didn’t expect was for the regulator to move as quickly as it has to reduce fixed-line rates

Ismail Vadi
Riding the ICT tsunami

The latest edition of the magazine, African Communications, carries a feature article by Arthur Goldstuck on the key trends in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector since last year. In it, he states

Parliament summons Sentech to answer questions

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications will interrogate senior management at state-owned signal distributor Sentech on two weeks’ time. The committee wants Sentech to answer questions about…