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SA must embrace open access: Ngcaba

Dimension Data Middle East and Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba has called on communications regulator Icasa and government to ensure that high-demand spectrum in the so-called “digital dividend” bands and at 2,6GHz are

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Spectrum policy in six months: Cwele

Telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has said his department will publish a final policy on so-called high-demand spectrum within the next six months. The final policy will be ready before the end of the

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Set-top box control stays, says Cwele

Government will still require the inclusion of a control system based on encryption in the set-top boxes South Africans will need to watch digital terrestrial television. That’s the word from telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele

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Muthambi must back off on digital TV: Shinn

President Jacob Zuma must tell communications minister Faith Muthambi to back off and allow telecommunications and postal services Siyabonga Cwele to do his job when it comes to South Africa’s long-delayed project to migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television. That’s the view of Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn, who says a turf war

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Spectrum delays harming MTN: Dabengwa

Government delays in issuing a final policy on high-demand radio frequency spectrum, needed for mobile operators to deploy broadband infastructure, has started affecting the quality of MTN’s network in some

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Digital TV: Cwele misses own deadline

Telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has missed a self-imposed deadline to publish government’s final policy on digital terrestrial television migration. Cwele said in parliament in mid-July that he would publish the final policy within two weeks. There is no reference to the digital TV policy in this week’s

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Protector may probe Zuma hire

The appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s 25-year-old daughter, Thuthukile Zuma, to a powerful ministry position may have to stand up to the scrutiny of the public ­protector. Thuli Madonsela’s office has received a complaint about Zuma’s appointment as chief of staff of the telecommunications and postal services ministry. “So far, the public

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Cwele to face questions over Zuma hire

Concern has grown over the appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Thuthukile Zuma, to the position of chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services at the age of 25, earning her a salary of nearly R1m/year. Public opinion has been split over the news, with some calling for an end

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Department defends hire of Zuma daughter

President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Thuthukile, was appointed chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services after consideration of her “capacity” for the position, the department said on Friday. “Thuthukile Zuma’s appointment … is consistent with the rules and regulations

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Zuma’s daughter, 25, lands top telecoms job

President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Thuthukile, may have made history as South Africa’s youngest head of a minister’s office. From a lowly public liaison officer to the powerful position of chief of staff within two months at the age of 25, she now earns almost a million rand a year. Her dramatic rise to the position, which

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