Browsing: Siphiwe Nyanda

Candice Jones
Why Sentech will miss Patel

The resignation of Sentech chairman Quraysh Patel after just seven months in the job has left many concerned about the state-owned company’s future. His work at the troubled broadcasting signal

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Padayachie sets out his priorities

Stabilising public entities, including the troubled national broadcaster, as well as filling all vacancies within his department is a major priority, newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie said on Thursday.

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Padayachie wants local loop unbundled

Newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie wants to ensure the “local loop”, the so-called “last mile” of copper cables that connect consumers to Telkom’s network, is unbundled within 12 months.

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Molobela gets two more months

Government has extended the contract of Telkom chairman Jeff Molobela, but only until the end of December, TechCentral has learnt from a senior source at the JSE-listed telecommunications group.

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Sentech loses its chairman

Quraysh Patel has resigned as chairman of the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech. Patel handed his resignation to communications minister Roy Padayachie on Tuesday.

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DA lays charges over Nyanda tender

The DA in Gauteng has laid charges against former head of the province’s roads and transport department in connection with a tender involving axed communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda’s company.

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Uncertainty surrounds Telkom chairman

There is growing uncertainty among senior Telkom officials about the future of the group’s chairman, Jeff Molobela. Senior Telkom sources say Molobela’s contract as chairman expired at the end of last week and has not been renewed.

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Cope slams Nyanda’s ‘witch-hunts’

The Congress of the People (Cope) has slammed the performance of former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda, saying his extended “witch-hunts” had a disastrous impact on the department. Late last week, President Jacob Zuma

Duncan McLeod
Why Padayachie is the right choice

President Jacob Zuma dropped a bombshell on SA’s communications technology industry on Sunday when he sacked his controversial communications minister, Siphiwe Nyanda. In Roy Padayachie, the sector finally has the minister it wanted all along.

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Padayachie looks to the private sector

Newly appointed communications minister Roy Padayachie wants to foster an “effective partnership with the private sector” and create a “new spirit of working together” to address the challenges facing the industry.

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