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Usaasa crisis far from over

The axed former chairman of government’s universal service agency, Usaasa, will not back down despite a legal setback this week and has vowed to continue with a court challenge against the telecoms minister and the public protector.

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Siyabonga Cwele fires Usaasa board

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has fired the board of government’s troubled universal access agency Usaasa, TechCentral has learnt.

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Usaasa given 7 days to reinstate suspended CEO

Lumko Mtimde, the suspended CEO of government’s universal service agency Usaasa, must be reinstated by next week, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ruled in a report that has condemned the conduct of the agency’s board.

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As Usaasa crisis deepens, Cwele vows action

The Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa) has been plunged into deeper crisis after suspended CEO Lumko Mtimde this week laid a formal complaint with the public protector over his suspension

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Usaasa quietly suspends CEO Lumko Mtimde

Usaasa, the government agency responsible for addressing telecommunications coverage in underserviced areas, has quietly suspended its CEO, Lumko Mtimde, but is not saying why. The agency, which falls under the ministry

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SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

Government’s failed R8,5bn broadcast digital migration process must be stopped in its tracks and reappraised to determine a new path to free up analogue signals to deliver ubiquitous wireless broadband to the nation and foster sustainable competition in radio