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Jacob Zuma takes to Twitter

President Jacob Zuma began tweeting on Tuesday, gathering more than 600 followers within an hour of his first post. “Democracy is flourishing in SA thanks to the active participation of all citizens. It’s wonderful

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Communications DG deadline looms

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has just a day left to meet a self-imposed deadline to appoint a new director-general at the department of communications. Rumours are already circulating

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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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