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Sekese says sorry to parliament

Communications department director-general Rosey Sekese has apologised to parliament’s portfolio committee on communications for misleading it last year over her failure to sign a performance agreement. In January, Sekese was placed on special leave

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Here’s my plan: Carrim

I know sections of the media and the IT industry have reservations about me. Ja, okay, the guy works hard and has been in politics for a while, but what does he really know about ICT, they say. And, of course, the Democratic Alliance and

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SABC task team established

A task team has been established to sort out the financial problems at the SABC, communications minister Yunus Carrim said on Tuesday. “We have decided to set up a high-level team made up of the SABC, the department of communications, national treasury and the auditor-general of South Africa to set a firm foundation for financial

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‘Telkom must balance interests’ – Carrim

Newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim has said that Telkom must balance the interests of all of its shareholders, including government. He made the remarks in statement following a meeting on Thursday with Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko and chairman Jabu Mabuza. Deputy

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Carrim takes action at SABC

Newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim appears to be moving rapidly to deal with some of the longstanding problems afflicting the SABC. Carrim, with his deputy, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, met with the SABC’s board, senior management and trade unions on Wednesday. They

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Carrim to meet SABC board

Newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim is moving quickly to familiarise himself with the problems plaguing South Africa’s public broadcaster. The minister’s office said on Tuesday that both he and his deputy, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, will meet with the SABC on Wednesday

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Fresh scandal erupts at Usaasa

The department of communications has initiated an independent investigation into the Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa (Usaasa) following fresh allegations of corruption and maladministration at the state-owned entity. A report detailing the

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Carrim wants to talk to all stakeholders

Since Yunus Carrim’s appointment as new communications minister this week, people have been asking him: “What the hell do you know about this area?” He then reminds them that he trained as a journalist. In addition to completing a BA honours and master’s degree in sociology at

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Suspend Pule, says business chamber

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for communications minister Dina Pule to be suspended pending the outcome of a series of investigations against her. “We are disappointed at the lack of action taken by the president given that the minister’s public office is under investigation for serious allegations

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DG Sekese under fire in parliament

It was a morning of high tension for department of communications director-general Rosey Sekese, who was found to have misled parliament when she told the portfolio committee on communications at previous meetings that she had signed a performance agreement