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SA’s ICT Newsmakers of 2016

Here they are, TechCentral’s South African ICT Newsmakers of 2016. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year, for

Duncan McLeod
How to fix the ICT policy white paper

The department of telecommunications & postal services’s new director-general, Robert Nkuna, is going to have no time to ease gently into his new office in Hatfield, Pretoria. Indeed, he’s going to have to hit the ground running. The former councillor at

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Robert Nkuna is new telecoms DG

Robert Nkuna is the new director-general of the department of telecommunications & postal services, replacing Rosey Sekese, who was “expelled” from her post after being suspended in 2015. Cabinet ratified the decision to appoint Nkuna, who is

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White paper ‘broadly positive’: ISP body

A body that represents the bulk of South Africa’s Internet service provider community has described government’s national integrated ICT policy white paper as “broadly positive”, but warned against lack of proper implementation. The white paper, which has

Joe Mjwara
SA’s ICT status quo has to be upended

When the editor of TechCentral promised to cover extensively the recently published national integrated ICT policy white paper – and provide analysis of it – we were excited. In the past two weeks, that excitement has turned

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Icasa on ‘dangerous’ terrain: Andile Ngcaba

Communications regulator Icasa was wrong to push ahead with a planned spectrum auction in the absence of government policy on the issue and should withdraw an invitation to operators to apply for access until that policy

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Cwele gives Icasa new ultimatum

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele, through department acting director-general Joe Mjwara, has given communications regulator Icasa 15 days to produce a record of proceedings that led to its decision to push ahead with

Marian Shinn
Mystery surrounds China-SA ICT pact

I have submitted my fourth application under the Public Access to Information Act for clarity on the information and communications technology (ICT) pact signed last June with China. The latest follows the continued obfuscation

Cameron MacKenzie
Spectrum auction is right model for SA

The independence of communications regulator Icasa is at stake in a tussle between the regulator and the department of telecommunications & postal services on how valuable spectrum will be assigned. It is common cause that the

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‘It’s acting, acting, acting’ at telecoms dep’t

The department of telecommunications & postal services came in for severe criticism in parliament on Wednesday as it laid bare its plans to revive itself. MP Ellen Prins, who chairs parliament’s select committee on telecoms, said the department needed to be

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