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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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Ex-SABC chair Eddie Funde dies

Controversial former SABC chairman Eddie Funde has died, the department of telecommunications & postal service said on Tuesday night. The ANC veteran, who became embroiled in a scandal involving Sentech

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As Usaasa crisis deepens, Cwele vows action

The Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa) has been plunged into deeper crisis after suspended CEO Lumko Mtimde this week laid a formal complaint with the public protector over his suspension

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Digital TV delay costing Sentech R150m/year

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech is burning through R150m/year in cash as South Africa’s digital migration programme drags on, telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele

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