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Drive on to reach the poor – Pule

The drive is on to give the poor in rural areas access to communication services, communications minister Dina Pule said on Tuesday. “Our aim is to bridge the rural-urban divide by 2020 with the help of the state-owned enterprises, such as [state-owned signal distributor] Sentech and the Universal Service

SA Newsmakers of the Year – the top five

And here they are. TechCentral’s top five newsmakers of 2011. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most part, they’re also the the people who made the headlines during the

SA politicos embrace social media

While some governments have used social media to monitor unprecedented levels of social unrest this year, many have been leveraging these platforms to improve the quality of their services, engage citizens and cut costs. In an ideal world, political protests would

NPC advocates spectrum trading, free markets

The National Planning Commission’s long-awaited National Development Plan for 2030, handed to President Jacob Zuma on Friday, has come out strongly in favour of market competition in the telecommunications industry, advocating spectrum trading and raising the

Duncan McLeod
Rebooted yet again

Though he’s been widely praised for firing two of his ministers this week, President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has ruffled the technology industry. There are fears that redeploying communications minister Roy Padayachie will delay crucial projects. Padayachie, in the job

Mixed reaction to Zuma’s Padayachie move

President Jacob Zuma’s decision to redeploy communications minister Roy Padayachie and his deputy, Obed Bapela, has drawn mixed reaction from the information and communications technology industry, with one analyst saying he was “stunned” by the move

Zuma cabinet reshuffle: full statement

President Jacob Zuma surprised the information and communications technology industry on Monday, redeploying communications minister Roy Padayachie and appointing Dina Pule as his successor. Zuma also named Tembisa Ndabeni as Pule’s new deputy

Zuma must probe hacking claims, says Zille

President Jacob Zuma must establish an independent commission of inquiry into allegations that state security agencies hacked people’s phones, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Sunday. “Government agents are abusing their power

DA for the win, but only on Twitter

If life was like Twitter we’d all be remarkably witty, if abrupt. We’d sometimes finish sentences with an agreed upon keyword, pronounced with slightly different emphasis, and we would all vote DA

Political parties do battle online

In some ways, it’s been SA’s first Internet election. On Wednesday, South Africans head to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections. And the big parties have taken online campaigning to a new level

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