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Usaasa quietly suspends CEO Lumko Mtimde

Usaasa, the government agency responsible for addressing telecommunications coverage in underserviced areas, has quietly suspended its CEO, Lumko Mtimde, but is not saying why. The agency, which falls under the ministry

Marian Shinn
Public protector must act on set-top boxes

The public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, can no longer ignore the Democratic Alliance’s request for a probe into the procurement process of the government-sponsored set-top-boxes – a key component of the broadcast digital

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Minister reaffirms new digital TV deadline

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has reiterated her commitment to see all South Africans migrating from analogue to digital television by December 2018. “I have full appreciation of the impact that

Marian Shinn
Set-top box move is ‘good news’

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the news that the procurement process for the government-sponsored set-top boxes is being reviewed because of an irregular procurement process and unaffordability of the project. This was confirmed in

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Set-top box dispute goes to arbitration

Two black-owned set-top box manufacturers are headed to formal arbitration proceedings – and possibly to court – after the government agency responsible for procuring decoders for South

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Treasury tight-lipped over set-top box probe

National treasury is keeping mum over claims that it has recommended the suspension of South Africa’s controversial set-top box production. Set-top boxes decode digital signals for analogue television

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