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Dina Pule’s furious letter to SABC board

Communications minister Dina Pule has lashed out in a scathing letter at the SABC board for the suspension of the corporation’s controversial chief financial officer Gugu Duda, the appointment of her replacement, and the reinstatement of acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, which she

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Chaos reigns over SABC chief

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will remain in his position because his removal by the board was not done properly, communications minister Dina Pule said on Thursday. Pule told SABC radio that Motsoeneng would remain in the position because the board was not properly constituted

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Owning the spectrum

The ANC’s policy discussion document on communications, which was released this week, contains proposals that could result in the rationalising of state institutions that overlap in their mandates. The policy document proposes the merging of Sentech, the state broadcasting signal

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Icasa rejects SABC tax proposal

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) told Siphiwe Nyanda, the former communications minister, in no uncertain terms, that it does not consider it viable to abolish licence fees and fund the debt-plagued SABC using personal income tax.

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Porn bill needs to be stripped

Deputy home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba’s plan to fast-track the drafting of a law that will compel Internet service providers to filter adult content on their networks has telecommunications industry players concerned. They say the bill is not practical. Earlier this year, the Justice Alliance of SA (Jasa) produced a draft Pornography Bill, which holds Internet and mobile providers legally responsible if their users download porn onto their computers.