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Gov’t loses faith in Muthambi

Grand plans for the revamped government communications portfolio have been a bitter disappointment, with the minister of the newly created portfolio, Faith Muthambi, having in effect been sidelined after a disastrous first three months in office. She struggles to speak in public

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Crunch time for Telkom

After cabinet scuppered Telkom’s plan to sell 20% of its equity to Korea’s KT Corp, it tasked communications minister Dina Pule with reporting back to it within three months about the options available to the partly state-owned company. If she’s going to meet cabinet’s deadline, Pule must report back to cabinet

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Revised BEE codes approved for comment

Cabinet has given the nod for revised broad-based black economic empowerment “codes of good practice” to be published for public comment. “The revised codes will enhance the implementation of B-BBEE in a meaningful and sustainable manner,” government spokesman Jimmy Manyi told reporters after cabinet’s

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Cabinet approves e-tolls bill

Cabinet has approved a new bill that will allow government to take action in civil courts against people who dodge e-tolls, The Star newspaper reported on Friday. The Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill was approved by cabinet in anticipation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), which

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Telkom share pummelled on KT news

Telkom’s share price was down by nearly 6% in late afternoon trading on the JSE on Friday after it announced that government would not support its proposed plan to sell 20% of its equity to Korea’s KT Corp under the terms put forward. The share has declined to levels last

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Cabinet approves digital set-top box framework

Cabinet has approved the ownership support roll-out framework for television set-top boxes to poor households, government spokesman Jimmy Manyi announced on Thursday. Briefing the media following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting on Tuesday, he said the executive had further approved full subsidisation of television-owning

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Manyi denies tweeting

Government spokesman Jimmy Manyi on Thursday accused someone of “cashing in on my good name” by pretending to be him on the Twitter network. Manyi told journalists in Pretoria and Cape Town he was indeed