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Infraco reports reduced R143m loss

Broadband Infraco, the state-owned company created by the department of public enterprises in the mid-2000s to challenge Telkom’s then absolute monopoly in national telecommunications infrastructure, has reported a loss of R143m for the year to March 2014. This is a slight

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Cwele asks unions to end postal strike

Telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele on Friday asked the South African Post Office and unions to call on workers to end their strike. He was engaged in “serious discussions” with all Post Office stakeholders, he said in a statement. “All the stakeholders have

Marian Shinn
Digital TV delays: who’s pulling the strings?

Several delays in the regulatory process necessary to roll out government’s subsidised television set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television indicate continuing indecision and possible manipulation by broadcasting industry players, individuals in state entities and deployed ANC

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Sita a place of exile for unwanted DGs

In the suburb of Erasmuskloof, southeast of Pretoria, lies the sleek, modernist building of the State Information Technology Agency, known as Sita. This agency is the government’s service provider for all IT services or, as those watching the comings and goings of officials over

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Probe into Job for Zuma’s daughter

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is investigating the appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thuthukile Zuma, 25, to the powerful role of chief of staff at the ministry of ­telecommunications and postal services – and a new study shows her appointment may have

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Cwele slipping on digital TV: DA

The Democratic Alliance on Friday questioned why there was “no sign” of the revised broadcast digital migration policy in parliament this week, warning the delay is holding up the start of the tender process for the local assembly of set-top boxes and the switch-on of digital terrestrial television

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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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