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MTN SA hires OpenView HD’s Maxwell Nonge

MTN South Africa has appointed former OpenView HD head Maxwell Nonge as chief digital officer. In the new role, Nonge will be responsible for driving the telecommunications operator’s expansion in the media space

Duncan McLeod
A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

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Cwele rules out privatisation

The department of telecommunications & postal services has started to accelerate the rationalisation of state-owned entities to save money. Minster Siyabonga Cwele on Tuesday said that the programme to rationalise

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Management shake-up at e.tv parent

Maxwell Nonge, MD of free-to-air satellite provider OpenView HD, has been named as chief technology officer of e.tv parent eMedia Investments, while Patrick Conroy, the MD of eNCA, will take over from Nonge at OpenView HD. At the same time, veteran journalist

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Finally, digital TV era arrives in SA

With little fanfare, South Africa this week kick-started the process of “dual illumination”, a significant milestone in the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television and a move that

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Sentech names new CEO

Sentech’s board has appointed Mlamli Booi as the new permanent CEO of the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor. He replaces Setumo Mohapi, who left to take the reins at the State IT Agency in April. As CEO, Booi’s biggest duty will be completing

Marian Shinn
Digital TV migration in chaos

It was clear from the department of communications’ briefing to parliament on Tuesday that digital terrestrial television migration is a never-ending project with an undetermined cost to taxpayers

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Progress in SA’s digital TV project

Two months after missing the international deadline for switching from analogue to digital terrestrial television, South Africa has still not begun commercial digital broadcasts. However, the department of communications said in parliament on Tuesday that it is

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Infraco told to get ready for sale

State-owned fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco has been directed by government to undertake a valuation exercise in preparation for its possible sale, the department

Duncan McLeod
SA misses more than digital TV deadline

More than a decade after South Africa started preparing to switch off analogue terrestrial television, the deadline government agreed to with other nations to end the broadcasts has not been met. This Wednesday, 17 June, marks the date that

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