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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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New political home for State IT Agency

Government’s centralised IT services and technology procurement organisation, the State IT Agency, will in future no longer report into the minister of public service and administration. Rather, it will in future report into the ministry of telecommunications and postal services, headed by Siyabonga Cwele. This is one of a

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Communication a huge issue for ANC

“There is no confusion in the ANC.” Those are the words telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele used in parliament this week to deflect criticism that President Jacob Zuma’s post-election decision to

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Cwele sounds urgency on digital migration

Telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele intends publishing a final policy on South Africa’s migration to digital terrestrial television within the next two weeks. Cwele made the promise in parliament on Wednesday, where he was presenting ahead of his department’s budget vote

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Gov’t sets sights on TV content rights

Could MultiChoice subsidiary SuperSport find itself forced to make its exclusive sports content available to other broadcasters? Government may be taking a step in that direction after telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Wednesday that he intends directing communications

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