Browsing: Jacob Zuma

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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.

Duncan McLeod
Why Padayachie is the right choice

President Jacob Zuma dropped a bombshell on SA’s communications technology industry on Sunday when he sacked his controversial communications minister, Siphiwe Nyanda. In Roy Padayachie, the sector finally has the minister it wanted all along.

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Analysts applaud Padayachie’s appointment

Analysts across the board have welcomed the appointment of Roy Padayachie as communications minister, saying his experience in government and in telecommunications should prove invaluable to the sector. President Jacob Zuma surprised almost everyone

Denis Smit
The best man for the job

President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle announced over the weekend has brought some good news to a communications industry that has been a bit short of it lately. The highly respected Roy Padayachie has replaced Siphiwe Nyanda as communications minister

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Padayachie replaces Nyanda

In a shock development, controversial communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has lost his job. President Jacob Zuma announced on Sunday evening that Nyanda would be replaced by former deputy communications minister Roy Padayachie.

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