Browsing: Siphiwe Nyanda

Duncan McLeod
Pretoria, we have a problem

What was the president thinking? Last Sunday, Jacob Zuma sent shockwaves through South Africa’s technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim – arguably the most competent person to fill the portfolio since the 1990s – and splitting the ministry in

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Ex-minister splurged R370k on rentals

Former minister Roy Padayachie burnt through more than R370 000 of taxpayers’ money on rental cars in a four-month period, public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu said in parliament on Monday. Sisulu was responding to a question from Democratic Alliance MP Patricia

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Zuma to Pule: ‘You’re fired’

South Africa’s controversy-plagued communications minister has been fired. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday gave Dina Pule her marching orders, announcing at a hastily arranged media conference at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that current deputy minister of co-operative governance & traditional affairs Yunus Carrim

Duncan McLeod
When Pule goes

Weekend newspaper reports suggest that President Jacob Zuma is poised to axe his scandal-plagued communications minister, Dina Pule. If so, she’ll be the third communications minister in as many years to be moved out of the crucial portfolio, after Siphiwe Nyanda and Roy Padayachie

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Zuma set to sack Pule

Weekend newspaper reports suggest that controversial communications minister Dina Pule is about to be sacked by President Jacob Zuma, with Lindiwe Zulu to take her place in the crucial portfolio. According to a report in the

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Pule court move draws DA fire

Democratic Alliance MP and shadow communications minister Marian Shinn has decried communications minister Dina Pule’s decision to seek leave to appeal a high court judgment handed down in December that found in favour of e.tv over digital broadcasting, warning that the move will delay

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Acting consumer commissioner appointed

Trade & industry minister Rob Davies has appointed a new acting national consumer commissioner, the department said on Thursday. Davies appointed Ebrahim Mohammed, the deputy national consumer commissioner, into the new role, according to a statement issued by the department. The appointment will bypass

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Davies defends consumer commission move

Trade & industry minister Rob Davies has defended his department’s decision not to renew the contract of the head of the National Consumer Commission (NCC). “I didn’t know this person from a bar of soap myself,” Davies said of the appointment

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Mohlala-Mulaudzi headed to court over axing

The National Consumer Commission head is taking the trade & industry department to court after claiming she was effectively dismissed when her position was advertised. Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi claimed she only learnt of her contract’s termination

Duncan McLeod
Government’s recipe for telecoms failure

Last week’s national policy colloquium, organised by the department of communications, drew a degree of cynicism from the telecoms industry. The view among many industry players is that it’s the same old rhetoric with no action. Will this time be different? The industry can be forgiven for suffering from “colloquium fatigue”. Politicians

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