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Usaasa crisis far from over

The axed former chairman of government’s universal service agency, Usaasa, will not back down despite a legal setback this week and has vowed to continue with a court challenge against the telecoms minister and the public protector.

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South Africa ready to help MTN, minister suggests

Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele has strongly suggested that the South African government stands ready to intervene on MTN Group’s behalf over the more than $10-billion in demands placed on the telecommunications provider by Nigeria.

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Siyabonga Cwele fires Usaasa board

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has fired the board of government’s troubled universal access agency Usaasa, TechCentral has learnt.

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Usaasa given 7 days to reinstate suspended CEO

Lumko Mtimde, the suspended CEO of government’s universal service agency Usaasa, must be reinstated by next week, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ruled in a report that has condemned the conduct of the agency’s board.

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Amended telecoms bill headed to cabinet

A redrafted version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will be presented to cabinet by the end of next month, a move that could finally take South Africa a meaningful step closer to awarding new spectrum licences.

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