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SA Newsmakers of the Year – the top five

And here they are. TechCentral’s top five newsmakers of 2011. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most part, they’re also the the people who made the headlines during the

Gov’t withdraws controversial telecoms bill

The department of communications has withdrawn the controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, just weeks after critics warned it undermined the independent broadcasting and telecommunications regulator and could face

Local-loop unbundling framework out next week

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) will next Wednesday publish the framework in terms of which local-loop unbundling will take place. It will be published in the Government Gazette on 30 November. Publication of the document will precede

Duncan McLeod
Rebooted yet again

Though he’s been widely praised for firing two of his ministers this week, President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle has ruffled the technology industry. There are fears that redeploying communications minister Roy Padayachie will delay crucial projects. Padayachie, in the job

Mixed reaction to Zuma’s Padayachie move

President Jacob Zuma’s decision to redeploy communications minister Roy Padayachie and his deputy, Obed Bapela, has drawn mixed reaction from the information and communications technology industry, with one analyst saying he was “stunned” by the move

Zuma cabinet reshuffle: full statement

President Jacob Zuma surprised the information and communications technology industry on Monday, redeploying communications minister Roy Padayachie and appointing Dina Pule as his successor. Zuma also named Tembisa Ndabeni as Pule’s new deputy

Padayachie out, Pule in as Zuma reshuffles cabinet

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has been redeployed as minister of public service & administration. Former deputy communications minister Dina Pule will replace him in the communications portfolio. President Jacob Zuma announced the changes

Icasa sets date for unbundling hearings

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has set down a provisional date for hearings on local-loop unbundling, the regulatory intervention that will force Telkom to open its “last mile” of copper cables to competitors

State still mulling digital TV options

Many of the details of the process for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television still need to be debated and finalised, including who will qualify for subsidised set-top boxes, says communications minister Roy Padayachie. Speaking in parliament on Tuesday

Padayachie talks spectrum, digital TV plans

Communications minister Roy Padayachie has provided a little more clarity on government’s thinking about digital terrestrial television and what it would like to see happening once broadcasters switch off their analogue signals freeing up

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