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ANC MP Eric Kholwane is the new chairman of parliament’s portfolio committee on communications, replacing Ismail Vadi, who was named earlier this month as the new MEC for roads and transport in Gauteng.

The Western Cape high court has ordered that parliament’s communications portfolio committee may not proceed with Tuesday’s closed meeting with the SABC board. The ruling was handed down as an interim order shortly before noon by acting judge Sven Olivier. It followed an urgent application by the SA National Editor’s Forum.

Details have emerged of government’s plan to create a new tariff monitoring structure in an effort to drive down telecommunications prices in SA. Legislation is being amended to create a new tariff advisory council at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to help the authority’s councillors and the minister of communications find ways of cutting telecoms