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Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has been named by the party’s parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, as the new shadow minister of communications, replacing Natasha Michael, who takes on the public enterprises portfolio. Junita Kloppers-Lourens has been appointed shadow

The Democratic Alliance has made sweeping changes to its communications shadow ministry. The changes have resulted in shadow minister Niekie van den Berg being demoted and replaced by the shadow deputy minister for justice and constitutional development, Natasha Michael.

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications called off a meeting it was due to hold with executives from dysfunctional state-owned signal distributor Sentech on Tuesday morning. Sentech flew four company members, including its chairman, Quraysh Patel, to Cape Town this week to present its turnaround strategy to the committee. However, Sentech’s “plan for sustainability” did not reach the parliamentarians until Tuesday morning, giving them no time to review the document ahead of the meeting.