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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.

Quraysh Patel has resigned as chairman of the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech. Patel handed his resignation to communications minister Roy Padayachie on Tuesday.

There is growing uncertainty among senior Telkom officials about the future of the group’s chairman, Jeff Molobela. Senior Telkom sources say Molobela’s contract as chairman expired at the end of last week and has not been renewed.

President Jacob Zuma dropped a bombshell on SA’s communications technology industry on Sunday when he sacked his controversial communications minister, Siphiwe Nyanda. In Roy Padayachie, the sector finally has the minister it wanted all along.

Newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie wants to foster an “effective partnership with the private sector” and create a “new spirit of working together” to address the challenges facing the industry.

Candice Jones is back from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, Duncan McLeod is back from the dizzying heights of the Sentech Tower in Brixton, and communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda is in the political wilderness. Yes, it’s been another crazy news week here at TechCentral, and we’re back with another episode of TalkCentral

Analysts across the board have welcomed the appointment of Roy Padayachie as communications minister, saying his experience in government and in telecommunications should prove invaluable to the sector. President Jacob Zuma surprised almost everyone

President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle announced over the weekend has brought some good news to a communications industry that has been a bit short of it lately. The highly respected Roy Padayachie has replaced Siphiwe Nyanda as communications minister

In a shock development, controversial communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has lost his job. President Jacob Zuma announced on Sunday evening that Nyanda would be replaced by former deputy communications minister Roy Padayachie.

The Democratic Alliance has applauded President Jacob Zuma for firing communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda. Shadow communications minister Natasha Michael says