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Broadcasters left in digital limbo

Cabinet on Wednesday discussed the issue of which standard SA will adopt for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. Curiously, however, no reference was made to the issue in Thursday’s cabinet statement

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

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Communications minister Roy Padayachie has withdrawn the controversial Public Service Broadcasting Bill pending further consultation, and wants to consider new models for funding the SABC and community media.

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Episode 16 – ‘Taxed’

Episode 16 of TechCentral’s business technology podcast TalkCentral is ready for streaming or downloading. In the latest episode, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Candice Jones reflect on Cell C’s mobile broadband launch in Gauteng and the new data tariffs on offer.

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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.

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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.

In-depth
Millions needed to fix Jo’burg landmark

One of Johannesburg’s iconic landmarks, the Sentech broadcasting tower near Auckland Park, is literally falling apart. Bits of concrete are flaking off the 237m-tall structure. The tower is in a state of disrepair

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Entertainment, media industry recovering

SA’s entertainment and media industry is recovering from the economic downturn, according to a report released on Thursday. PwC’s entertainment and media report says total entertainment and media spending grew 1,8% in 2009, in contrast to the 1,8% decline globally

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SABC chief in ‘bizarre’ predicament

SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle is taking huge financial strain, saying he has run up legal bills of more than R500 000 in the six weeks since his suspension by the broadcaster’s board. Breaking his silence in an exclusive interview — he said the board had gagged him

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DA names new shadow communications minister

The Democratic Alliance has made sweeping changes to its communications shadow ministry. The changes have resulted in shadow minister Niekie van den Berg being demoted and replaced by the shadow deputy minister for justice and constitutional development, Natasha Michael.

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