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This is no ‘talk shop’, says Cwele

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Friday that government’s new National ICT Forum is “not a talk shop”, deflecting criticism earlier this week by the Democratic Alliance that the event, launched on Johannesburg’s

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Ructions tear at telecoms department

A leadership crisis at the department of telecommunications & postal services is threatening to boil over after director-general Rosey Sekese fired one of her deputies, Gift Buthelezi, via an SMS this week while he was on leave. TechCentral has established

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SABC chair seeks CFO’s head

SABC board chair Ellen Tshabalala has filed a labour dispute affidavit asking for the dismissal of the public broadcaster’s chief financial officer, Gugu Duda, who was found by the public protector Thuli Madonsela to have been irregularly appointed. In parliament this week

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Pule pummelled in parliament

Former communications minister Dina Pule has been reprimanded in parliament as part of the punitive measures enacted against her after parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests found her guilty of abusing her position to benefit her boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa, and misleading the

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Turok: witnesses intimidated

Ben Turok, the chairman of parliament’s ethics committee who is under protection by bodyguards following an alleged assassination plot, has said that three witnesses linked to an investigation into sacked communications minister Dina Pule were also the target of intimidation

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Icasa coshed over cellphone costs

South Africa’s communications regulator is failing to perform and allowing mobile service companies to “rip off” the poor, MPs said on Wednesday. MPs in the labour & public enterprises select committee were briefed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on the high cost of broadband and

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Pule again pillories paper

Communications minister Dina Pule will not apologise to the Sunday Times, her department said on Friday. “For the record, minister Pule has not apologised to the Sunday Times, and has no intention to do so,” department spokesman Siyabulela Qoza said in a statement. He was responding

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Pule won’t apologise to newspaper

Communications minister Dina Pule “has no intention of apologising to the Sunday Times at this stage”, her spokesman, Siya Qoza, told TechCentral on Monday. In addition, she did not attempt to arrange a meeting with the paper or ask anyone to represent her at such a meeting

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‘We have wronged the Sunday Times’

Communications minister Dina Pule has allegedly backtracked on her bribery claims against the Sunday Times’ investigations team. However, she stopped short of apologising to the paper for claims that its journalists were acting on the instructions of unnamed “handlers” when they ran a series of articles about her