Browsing: Roy Padayachie

Duncan McLeod
SADC’s signal of good sense

A Southern African task team has recommended the adoption of the updated European standard for digital terrestrial television. Our politicians should waste no time in endorsing this and

Padayachie pulls plug on broadcasting bill

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has withdrawn the controversial Public Service Broadcasting Bill pending further consultation, and wants to consider new models for funding the SABC and community media.

Icasa rejects SABC tax proposal

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) told Siphiwe Nyanda, the former communications minister, in no uncertain terms, that it does not consider it viable to abolish licence fees and fund the debt-plagued SABC using personal income tax.

Duncan McLeod
Time to let Telkom go

New communications minister Roy Padayachie brings talent and fresh vigour to a portfolio long in need of both. But his desire to hang on to government control over Telkom makes little sense.

Fight looming over control of Telkom

A battle over control of Telkom may be on the cards. Communications minister Roy Padayachie has warned that government does not want to lose the control it exercises over the JSE-listed group when special rights it enjoys expire early next year.

Padayachie sets out his priorities

Stabilising public entities, including the troubled national broadcaster, as well as filling all vacancies within his department is a major priority, newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie said on Thursday.

Padayachie’s priorities: full transcript of speech

This is the full and unedited transcript of the speech given by newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie at his first media briefing as minister in which he sets out his priorities for the department and the ministry.

Padayachie wants local loop unbundled

Newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie wants to ensure the “local loop”, the so-called “last mile” of copper cables that connect consumers to Telkom’s network, is unbundled within 12 months.

Molobela gets two more months

Government has extended the contract of Telkom chairman Jeff Molobela, but only until the end of December, TechCentral has learnt from a senior source at the JSE-listed telecommunications group.

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