Browsing: Sentech

SA to get dedicated World Cup satellite

SA will get its own communications satellite dedicated to the 2010 soccer World Cup. The satellite, from international communication satellite operator Intelsat, will be used exclusively for carrying the

Government rakes in billions from Telkom

The department of communications received R3,9bn in extraordinary proceeds from Telkom following the sale of its shares in Vodacom, according to the communications budget vote published…

ZA Tech Show: Episode 99

Jon Tullett returns to the ZA Tech Show this week, joining the panel with Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod, Simon Dingle and, later, Toby Shapshak. We discuss:…

Ivo Vegter
Euthanase Sentech

The latest example of a moribund state-owned enterprise is Sentech. It was once the signal distribution arm of the SABC, but was separated from its parent broadcaster when e-tv was licenced. It was encouraged to expand its lines of business by the former communications minister, Poison

Parliament summons Sentech to answer questions

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications will interrogate senior management at state-owned signal distributor Sentech on two weeks’ time. The committee wants Sentech to answer questions about…

Duncan McLeod
A way to fix Sentech

Sentech is in trouble. Communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda last week outlined the damning findings of a task team appointed to probe ongoing troubles at the state-owned broadcasting company. Here’s one way to fix it.

Union wants Sentech board axed

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) wants communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda to remove the board of state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech, including CEO Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane. “The CWU…

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