Browsing: Jacob Zuma

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Lazarus Zim is new Telkom chairman

It’s official! Businessman Lazarus Zim is Telkom’s new nonexecutive chairman, replacing Jeff Molobela. He has been appointed to the position for a 12-month period by government

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Digital TV standards row rages on

The battle over which standard SA will use for digital terrestrial television rages on, with a plan by the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronics Components (Namec) to contest a decision by cabinet in favour of the European system

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The house the arms deal bought

Arms-deal middleman Fana Hlongwane financed a R4m home for Siphiwe Nyanda, the president’s new parliamentary counsellor, when Nyanda prepared to step down as defence force chief five years ago

Duncan McLeod
SADC’s signal of good sense

A Southern African task team has recommended the adoption of the updated European standard for digital terrestrial television. Our politicians should waste no time in endorsing this and

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Zuma sends Nyanda to parliament

Sacked communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has a new job. President Jacob Zuma has asked the speaker of the national assembly, Max Sisulu, to appoint Nyanda as the “president’s parliamentary counsellor” with immediate effect.

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Padayachie wants local loop unbundled

Newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie wants to ensure the “local loop”, the so-called “last mile” of copper cables that connect consumers to Telkom’s network, is unbundled within 12 months.

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Molobela gets two more months

Government has extended the contract of Telkom chairman Jeff Molobela, but only until the end of December, TechCentral has learnt from a senior source at the JSE-listed telecommunications group.

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Sentech loses its chairman

Quraysh Patel has resigned as chairman of the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech. Patel handed his resignation to communications minister Roy Padayachie on Tuesday.

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