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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

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

Zuma set to sack Pule

Weekend newspaper reports suggest that controversial communications minister Dina Pule is about to be sacked by President Jacob Zuma, with Lindiwe Zulu to take her place in the crucial portfolio. According to a report in the

Digital migration thrown into turmoil

South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television is likely to face further significant delays after the department of communications elected on Monday to file an application for leave to appeal a case which free-to-air broadcaster won recently against communications minister Dina Pule over who will

What now for crisis-hit Telkom

The resignation on Monday of Nombulelo Moholi has been met with dismay by industry analysts, who have praised the outgoing Telkom group CEO while at the same time expressing alarm and cautioning that government must announce its intentions for the company sooner rather

Cabinet’s KT call ‘tragic’ – Telkom chair

Outgoing Telkom chairman Lazarus Zim on Wednesday indirectly hit out at government over its decision to block the sale of 20% of the fixed-line telecommunications operator’s equity to Korea’s KT Corp, calling the move “tragic” and a “big loss”. Speaking at Telkom’s annual general meeting in front of

Guptas score in Telkom bonanza

Telkom agreed to sponsor a series of 12 breakfast events hosted by The New Age newspaper this year for a whopping R1m/breakfast, correspondence in TechCentral’s possession shows. The sponsorship, for the 2012/13 financial year, marks the second year the fixed-line operator has paid

Pule to present three Telkom options

Communications minister Dina Pule is set to present three separate options next week to cabinet on the future of Telkom. Pule’s spokesman, Siya Qoza, tells TechCentral that he is not in a position to communicate what the three options are ahead of the cabinet meeting, set for next Wednesday. The cabinet

Telkom loses its chairman

Lazarus Zim has resigned as Telkom’s chairman, the JSE-listed telecommunications group told shareholders on Tuesday. Zim informed Telkom’s board of directors of plans to retire as chairman and director at the end of the company’s annual general meeting scheduled for October. His resignation may be seen

J&J Group involved in bid to buy Telkom

Black-led investment firm J&J Group, together with an unnamed international telecommunications company, put forward a joint “expression of interest” to buy a controlling stake in Telkom last year, but the deal apparently fell through when Korea’s KT Corp made an offer to purchase a minority, 20% stake in

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