Browsing: Roy Padayachie

Duncan McLeod
A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

Duncan McLeod
Pretoria, we have a problem

What was the president thinking? Last Sunday, Jacob Zuma sent shockwaves through South Africa’s technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim – arguably the most competent person to fill the portfolio since the 1990s – and splitting the ministry in

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Cwele named as telecoms minister

In a development that is likely to send shockwaves through South Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry, President Jacob Zuma has replaced his hard-working communications minister, Yunus Carrim, with Siyabonga Cwele, formerly the minister of state security

Duncan McLeod
Carrim is a breath of fresh air

South Africa’s hard-working new communications minister, Yunus Carrim, is tackling the challenges in his portfolio with such gusto that he appears to have taken many industry players by surprise. I had the opportunity twice this past week to watch Carrim in action

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Ex-minister splurged R370k on rentals

Former minister Roy Padayachie burnt through more than R370 000 of taxpayers’ money on rental cars in a four-month period, public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu said in parliament on Monday. Sisulu was responding to a question from Democratic Alliance MP Patricia

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Zuma to Pule: ‘You’re fired’

South Africa’s controversy-plagued communications minister has been fired. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday gave Dina Pule her marching orders, announcing at a hastily arranged media conference at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that current deputy minister of co-operative governance & traditional affairs Yunus Carrim

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KT Corp to build Rwanda 4G network

A year after having its offer to buy 20% of Telkom spurned by the South African government, Korea’s KT Corp has agreed to pour US$140m into building a national fourth-generation (4G) mobile network in Rwanda that will serve 95% of that country’s population. The Rwandan

Duncan McLeod
When Pule goes

Weekend newspaper reports suggest that President Jacob Zuma is poised to axe his scandal-plagued communications minister, Dina Pule. If so, she’ll be the third communications minister in as many years to be moved out of the crucial portfolio, after Siphiwe Nyanda and Roy Padayachie

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What now for SA telecoms?

Over the weekend, the Sunday Independent reported that President Jacob Zuma plans to axe communications minister Dina Pule, after it was discovered that her alleged boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa, benefited improperly from the ICT Indaba in Cape Town

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