Browsing: Mamodupi Mohlala

Duncan McLeod
A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

Duncan McLeod
SA misses more than digital TV deadline

More than a decade after South Africa started preparing to switch off analogue terrestrial television, the deadline government agreed to with other nations to end the broadcasts has not been met. This Wednesday, 17 June, marks the date that

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‘No heroes’ in consumer commission saga

The department of trade & industry violated the operational independence of the head of the National Consumer Commission, public protector Thuli Madonsela said on Wednesday. “The signed shareholder compact between the commission and the department indicates that the commissioner

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Broadband big winner in TV migration

South Africa finally has the regulations in place that will guide the country’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television and the good news for telecommunications operators is that a big chunk of the spectrum that will be freed up through the process has been reserved for broadband. The

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Acting consumer commissioner appointed

Trade & industry minister Rob Davies has appointed a new acting national consumer commissioner, the department said on Thursday. Davies appointed Ebrahim Mohammed, the deputy national consumer commissioner, into the new role, according to a statement issued by the department. The appointment will bypass

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Consumer commissioner loses her job

The contract of national consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi will not be renewed by trade & industry minister Rob Davies, his department said on Monday. Mohlala-Mulaudzi’s attorneys were notified of the decision on 17 August, and her contract would expire on 3 September, the department

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Consumer commissioner in hot water

Parliament’s trade & industry portfolio committee on Friday stopped short of censuring national consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi for failing to appear before it. Mohlala-Mulaudzi informed the committee she would not be able to attend due to illness. “She made it clear she had a couple of

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Mohlala-Mulaudzi pleads for her job

Embattled national consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi urged trade & industry minister Rob Davies on Wednesday to extend her employment contract. “I believe I have worked very hard. I have excelled,” she told the National Press Club in Pretoria. “I have gone beyond my call of duty

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