Browsing: Mamodupi Mohlala

Mohlala report: Nyanda comes out firing

Communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has dismissed allegations in a newspaper report that he may suspend department director-general Mamodupi Mohlala as “false, spurious and malicious”. Nyanda’s spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso says in a statement that the minister “exercises political oversight over the department and gives it policy direction in line with his statutory and constitutional mandate”.

Nyanda may suspend DG Mohlala – report

Communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda is planning to suspend department director-general Mamodupi Mohlala, according to a newspaper report. Business Day reports on Thursday that Nyanda may suspend Mohlala following “repeated disagreements over tenders she refused to sign”.

SA telecoms museum on the cards

Did you know SA is supposed to have a telecommunications museum? Few people do. But according to chapter 13 of the Electronic Communications Act, the department of communications must create and manage a museum that showcases the evolution of the history of communications technology in SA.

Icasa to get teeth over telecoms tariffs

The country’s telecommunications operators will soon have something new to worry about. Government is formulating legislation that will give industry regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), much bigger teeth to tackle the operators over their tariffs

Duncan McLeod
Digital distress

Just about everyone in SA’s broadcasting industry has been taken aback by government’s decision to rethink its commitment to the European digital television standard. There are concerns it could set back the country’s digital migration by years

Duncan McLeod
You too, Telkom

The decision last week by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to reduce mobile termination rates was not unexpected. What the industry didn’t expect was for the regulator to move as quickly as it has to reduce fixed-line rates

Ismail Vadi
Riding the ICT tsunami

The latest edition of the magazine, African Communications, carries a feature article by Arthur Goldstuck on the key trends in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector since last year. In it, he states

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