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Duncan McLeod bid could delay digital migration

Just as South Africa’s broadcasting digital migration project looked to be making solid progress for the first time in years, one of the protagonists in the long-running war over the encryption of TV signals is unleashing its lawyers, potentially setting the process back by

News to challenge TV policy in court

South Africa’s digital migration project could be set for further delays after revealed on Tuesday that it has asked the high court to review “aspects” of government’s final broadcasting digital migration policy released last month by communications minister Faith Muthambi

From Carrim to Cwele, a disconnect

Yunus Carrim’s appointment as minister of communications in July 2013 was greeted with apprehension. The avowed communist’s expertise lay with the local government sector. He knew nothing about technology. In fact, he joked at the time that he barely knew

Mohapi takes reins at Sita

Setumo Mohapi, the former CEO of Sentech, has taken the reins at the State IT Agency after all. He began his duties at the government’s central IT procurement agency on Wednesday, TechCentral has established. Last month, cabinet announced that Mohapi

Mohapi still at helm of Sentech

In a statement released on Friday, Sentech said Setumo Mohapi is still CEO of Sentech and remains “dedicated to his current position”. The statement was in response a cabinet statement, issued in Thursday, which said that Mohapi at been appointed as the new CEO of the

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Ex-adviser trashes Muthambi’s TV policy

Digital migration expert and former ministerial technical adviser Roy Kruger says the final changes to the broadcasting digital migration policy, published on Wednesday, entrench the dominance of pay-television provider MultiChoice and short-change South Africans in

Mohapi new CEO of Sita … or is he?

Sentech CEO Setumo Mohapi has been appointed as CEO of the State IT Agency (Sita), according to a cabinet statement released on Thursday. However, in a bizarre twist, Mohapi has denied this in an SMS sent to TechCentral. Cabinet spokesman Phumla Williams

Muthambi, Cwele no-shows in parliament

A joint sitting in parliament on digital migration was packed to the rafters this morning. But the stars of the show, communications minister Faith Muthambi and telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele, failed to appear. Their deputies

Sentech completes digital TV roll-out

Sentech has announced that it has switched on all 178 of its digital terrestrial television (DTT) transmitters, ensuring digital population coverage of 84,23% and geographic coverage of 57,99%. The news comes in the wake of the statement by communications

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Consumers set to lose in digital migration

Consumers stand to be the biggest losers during South Africa’s migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT). As the country races to meet an international deadline to switch off analogue TV by 2015, major decisions are being made that will raise costs for consumers and

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