Browsing: Rosey Sekese

Infraco told to get ready for sale

State-owned fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco has been directed by government to undertake a valuation exercise in preparation for its possible sale, the department

Another DDG bites the dust

Another senior official has left the department of telecommunications & postal services. TechCentral has established that deputy director-general for ICT policy and strategy Themba Phiri has quit. This

Cwele fails to meet promises

On 21 May, South Africans will get to hear telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele deliver his second budget vote speech. It will be a report card for a minister who has been in the role for precisely a year. He is unlikely to

Infraco could run out of cash: report

Broadband Infraco on Tuesday reportedly told parliament that it has sufficient capital to continue operating until the end of August only. The admission has cast further doubt on the state-owned

From Carrim to Cwele, a disconnect

Yunus Carrim’s appointment as minister of communications in July 2013 was greeted with apprehension. The avowed communist’s expertise lay with the local government sector. He knew nothing about technology. In fact, he joked at the time that he barely knew

Ructions tear at telecoms department

A leadership crisis at the department of telecommunications & postal services is threatening to boil over after director-general Rosey Sekese fired one of her deputies, Gift Buthelezi, via an SMS this week while he was on leave. TechCentral has established

Marian Shinn
Digital TV delays: who’s pulling the strings?

Several delays in the regulatory process necessary to roll out government’s subsidised television set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television indicate continuing indecision and possible manipulation by broadcasting industry players, individuals in state entities and deployed ANC

Duncan McLeod
SA operators jostle for spectrum

While all the focus in the telecommunications industry is on the fight over call termination rates, an even more important battle is looming large, this time over access to radio frequency spectrum. Billions of rand are at stake as South Africa’s big telecommunications operators

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