Browsing: Siphiwe Nyanda

SA Newsmakers of the Year (part 2)

Here they are. TechCentral’s top-five newsmakers of 2010. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most

‘Hands off our fund’

Telecommunications operators say the Universal Service Fund should be used exclusively for telecommunications services in underserviced areas and should not be tapped by broadcasters for digital set-top box

The house the arms deal bought

Arms-deal middleman Fana Hlongwane financed a R4m home for Siphiwe Nyanda, the president’s new parliamentary counsellor, when Nyanda prepared to step down as defence force chief five years ago

DA gives Nyanda 1/10

Former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has been given the joint second lowest score in the Democratic Alliance’s annual cabinet report card. Every year, the DA produces

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SADC’s signal of good sense

A Southern African task team has recommended the adoption of the updated European standard for digital terrestrial television. Our politicians should waste no time in endorsing this and

Zuma sends Nyanda to parliament

Sacked communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has a new job. President Jacob Zuma has asked the speaker of the national assembly, Max Sisulu, to appoint Nyanda as the “president’s parliamentary counsellor” with immediate effect.

Icasa rejects SABC tax proposal

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) told Siphiwe Nyanda, the former communications minister, in no uncertain terms, that it does not consider it viable to abolish licence fees and fund the debt-plagued SABC using personal income tax.

Nyanda spurns diplomatic posting

Former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda has reportedly declined a high-profile diplomatic posting as SA’s ambassador to Germany. Talk Radio 702 reported on Monday that Nyanda was asked to take over the position from Eddie Funde

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