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Set-top box move is ‘good news’

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the news that the procurement process for the government-sponsored set-top boxes is being reviewed because of an irregular procurement process and unaffordability of the project. This was confirmed in

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Set-top box dispute goes to arbitration

Two black-owned set-top box manufacturers are headed to formal arbitration proceedings – and possibly to court – after the government agency responsible for procuring decoders for South

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Treasury tight-lipped over set-top box probe

National treasury is keeping mum over claims that it has recommended the suspension of South Africa’s controversial set-top box production. Set-top boxes decode digital signals for analogue television

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Set-top box production put on ice

Another delay has hit South Africa’s digital broadcast migration project as the agency behind the roll-out of set-top boxes has temporarily halted production of these devices. Set-top boxes decode digital signals for analogue television sets and

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Batyi said to be new Icasa chair

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) councillor Nomvuyiso Batyi is set to be appointed as the new chair of the telecommunications and broadcasting regulator’s council, TechCentral has learnt from two separate sources. However, it is understood

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Icasa down to just three councillors

Communications regulator Icasa is meant to have nine full-time councillors. However, since the end of last month, it has had only three – Nomvuyiso Batyi, Rubben Mohlaloga and Katharina Pillay – raising questions about the ability of the agency to function

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Carrim blocks SABC chair from CEO post

SABC board chair Zandile Tshabalala was nominated by her board to act as group CEO of the public broadcaster shortly after Lulama Mokhobo resigned from the post, but the communications minister was not having any of it. Tshabalala’s nomination to the acting post had to be approved

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SABC board likely to be dissolved

It is likely the SABC board will be dissolved, communications portfolio committee chairman Sikhumbuzo Kholwane announced on Monday. Kholwane told reporters at parliament that communications minister Dina Pule would give the committee a report back on developments at the public broadcaster on Tuesday

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Six more quit SABC board

President Jacob Zuma on Monday accepted the resignations of most members of the SABC board, including chairman Ben Ngubane and his deputy Thami ka Plaatjie. In the wake of Ngubane and Ka Plaatjie’s joint resignation letter last week, Zuma had received six more and accepted all, presidential spokesman Mac