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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

Management shake-up at parent

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

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

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

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

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

Cwele fails to meet promises

On 21 May, South Africans will get to hear telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele deliver his second budget vote speech. It will be a report card for a minister who has been in the role for precisely a year. He is unlikely to

SA gears up for digital radio

South Africa still hasn’t switched on commercial digital terrestrial television broadcasts, but that isn’t holding back the broadcasting industry from running trials to test digital radio broadcasts based on Digital Audio Broadcasting and Digital Radio Mondiale

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