Browsing: Setumo Mohapi

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

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

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

Digital radio set for SA debut

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will begin a digital radio trial in October using the digital audio broadcasting plus (DAB+) standard. A separate but related trial is under way using a technology called

Sentech cleans up its act

State-owned signal distributor Sentech, which has been marred by controversy in recent years, has received a clean audit for the 2012/2013 financial year, its first in more than a decade. The company says the clean audit is “a statement of commitment

Icasa’s Screamer case postponed

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) complaints and compliance committee was meant to hear a complaint laid against Screamer Telecoms this week but has had to postpone the matter until September because its star witness, Sebastian Meyer, who investigated

Sentech to trial mobile TV

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has given the go-ahead to Sentech, the state-owned company responsible for building the country’s digital television broadcasting network, to run a pilot this year of a new technology “profile”, called DVB-T2-Lite, for delivering TV broadcasts

Sentech gives up crucial spectrum

In a move that is likely to be widely welcomed in the telecommunications industry, state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech has decided to return its full allocation of radio frequency spectrum in the 2,6GHz and 3,5GHz bands, says CEO Setumo Mohapi. The 2,6GHz band, in particular

Sentech didn’t ask for control system

Sentech made no request to the department of communications to manage the control system for digital terrestrial television and is fine with a court decision that the system be managed by free-to-air broadcasters instead. In May 2012, communications minister Dina Pule instructed Sentech to