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Carrim: will he stay or will he go?

Communications minister Yunus Carrim was playing it coy this week when asked whether he’d like to return to the portfolio after the 7 May general election, which the ANC is once again expected to win. Responding to a question from TechCentral at a press

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100Mbit/s for most S Africans by 2030

South Africa should have a target of universal broadband, offering a minimum download speed of 100Mbit/s to four-fifths of the population, by 2030, the latest draft of government’s broadband policy document, released on Friday, says. In order to achieve

New CEO for Icasa

Former Vodacom executive Pakamile Pongwana will take the reins as CEO at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on 1 November. Pongwana, previously a managing executive for regulatory affairs at Vodacom South Africa, will replace outgoing

Sekese says sorry to parliament

Communications department director-general Rosey Sekese has apologised to parliament’s portfolio committee on communications for misleading it last year over her failure to sign a performance agreement. In January, Sekese was placed on special leave

Duncan McLeod
Carrim faces his first big test

New communications minister Yunus Carrim is set to face his first big test. How he responds will set the tone for his tenure and define his approach to Telkom and to competition in the sector. A decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) this week to publish

LLU set for yet more delays

Is the department of communications trying to delay the unbundling of Telkom’s local loop? Industry insiders believe its proposal that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) first conduct a regulatory impact assessment, or RIA, suggests just that. The purpose

Sekese stays on as DG

The “precise powers” held by department of communications director-general Rosey Sekese are being “negotiated”, but she will stay on in the crucial role “at this stage”, says newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim. Carrim was replying to questions from TechCentral

Marian Shinn
What minister Carrim needs to do

There is a long list of issues newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim needs to address with urgency if South Africa is to become the information and communications technology (ICT) leader on the continent, and create the jobs South Africa needs to eradicate poverty and unemployment

‘I understand what I’m doing’: Pule

The department of communications has its house in order and is not dysfunctional, communications minister Dina Pule said on Tuesday. She told parliament’s communications portfolio committee this was happening despite her “difficult” relationship with director-general Rosey Sekese. Pule said

Pule in talks with Sisulu over DG

Communications minister Dina Pule has told parliament she is working with public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu to find “the most appropriate” way of dealing with the department’s director-general, Rosey Sekese, who was suspended in January