Browsing: Roy Padayachie

Duncan McLeod
Government’s wrong call on Telkom

Government first raised the idea of a deal between Telkom and Korea’s KT Corp. So, last week’s decision by cabinet not to support the transaction comes as a surprise and a setback for the JSE-listed company and raises serious concerns for shareholders and

KT deal blocked, but Motlanthe praises Korea

Less than a week after cabinet said it would not support a proposed deal to sell 20% of Telkom’s equity to Korea’s KT Corp, deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has told delegates at the inaugural ICT Indaba in Cape Town that SA can learn from the Asian economic powerhouse

Why gov’t pulled plug on Telkom deal

Government late on Friday finally provided the first insight into why cabinet torpedoed a proposal by Telkom to sell 20% of its equity to Korea’s KT Corp. The decision, taken on Wednesday and announced by Telkom on Friday morning, sent the telecommunications operator’s share price plummeting lower

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TalkCentral: Episode 64 – ‘Bank on it’

And we’re back! This week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson for a midweek edition of TechCentral’s TalkCentral podcast. In the show this week, we talk about First National Bank’s new geo-payments facility and consider what it means for the other banks and chat about Craig’s Mango flight to test WirelessG’s

Pule, Shinn clash in parliament

Communications minister Dina Pule and shadow minister Marian Shinn clashed in parliament on Tuesday over government policies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and a recent department of communications colloquium that discussed

Padayachie ‘died with his boots on’

SA cabinet minister Roy Padayachie was a committed patriot who died in the service of his country, the deputy minister of public service & administration said on Saturday. “I have lost a comrade,” deputy minister Ayanda Dlodlo said. Padayachie, the minister of public service & administration, was found dead in his hotel

Roy Padayachie dies on visit to Ethiopia

Former communications minister Roy Padayachie has passed away while on an official visit to Ethiopia. Padayachie, who was serving in President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet as minister of public service & administration, was also a former deputy communications minister under the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri

Tributes pour in for the late Padayachie

Government, political parties and trade unions on Saturday expressed sadness at the death of public service & administration minister Roy Padayachie. President Jacob Zuma said no words could express the loss that government and the people of SA felt at this loss. “It is sadly a great measure of his dedication and

Duncan McLeod
Government’s recipe for telecoms failure

Last week’s national policy colloquium, organised by the department of communications, drew a degree of cynicism from the telecoms industry. The view among many industry players is that it’s the same old rhetoric with no action. Will this time be different? The industry can be forgiven for suffering from “colloquium fatigue”. Politicians

The sound of business not holding its breath

I’d like to respond to communications minister Dina Pule’s call for a policy overhaul at this week’s information and communications (ICT) policy colloquium in Midrand. Pule should be applauded for taking action in her call for a policy review for the ICT sector, it should come as no surprise that some in the industry remain deeply sceptical

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