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Mokonyane promises digital TV action plan

Communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane, appointed to the portfolio by President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, has promised to announce plans soon to kick-start South Africa’s stalled and long-delayed digital

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MultiChoice pulls the plug on ANN7

MultiChoice admitted on Wednesday that “mistakes” were made in contractual negotiations with the formerly Gupta-owned 24-news channel ANN7 and that the agreement will be terminated when the deal expires in August 2018. The channel

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MultiChoice to open probe into ANN7 deal

MultiChoice on Friday morning said that it is aware that its deal with ANN7 has caused “real public concern”. The broadcaster’s board has instructed its audit and risk committees to probe the contract. In a statement, MultiChoice

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DA wants parliamentary probe into ANN7 deal

The Democratic Alliance has called on MultiChoice to publish the contracts it entered into with the Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel ANN7 along with the record of negotiations with the channel. It also wants parliament to

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DOC ‘wants new luxury cars’

The Democratic Alliance has accused the ministry of communications of planning to spend millions of rand on new luxury vehicles, despite having two relatively new high-end vehicles already at its disposal. DA spokeswoman on

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SABC documents might have been doctored

ANC MP Juli Kilian on Thursday raised concerns that SABC board minutes provided to parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the broadcaster’s fitness might have been tampered with. Kilian raised the issue during former board

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DA to oppose Maguvhe’s SABC interdict

The Democratic Alliance will go to court to oppose the interdict against members of Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board, the party said on Tuesday. The SABC board’s last remaining member, Mbulaheni

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