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100Mbit/s for most S Africans by 2030

South Africa should have a target of universal broadband, offering a minimum download speed of 100Mbit/s to four-fifths of the population, by 2030, the latest draft of government’s broadband policy document, released on Friday, says. In order to achieve

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Fate of Pule lieutenants in the balance

A Public Service Commission probe will determine the fate of officials involved in an alleged cover-up involving former minister Dina Pule, communications minister Yunus Carrim said on Tuesday. Replying in writing to a parliamentary question from Congress of the

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Industry to debate broadband policy

The department of communications is to host a full-day workshop this Friday, 25 October, to debate South Africa’s national broadband policy. Interested parties have been invited to attend the meeting, which will take place in Pretoria. The plan, according to the

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Carrim names cyber security team

Communications minister Yunus Carrim inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council on Tuesday. “The role of the NCAC would be to advise the government on cyber security policy and technical issues,” the department said in a statement. Cabinet passed the

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Gov’t still mulling access control

Government is still reviewing its policy on access control for digital terrestrial television, the department of communications has told the Democratic Alliance in response questions the party submitted in parliament. This is despite an agreement between MultiChoice and the SABC that prohibits the public broadcaster from

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Carrim must explain DStv, SABC deal: DA

The Democratic Alliance wants communications minister Yunus Carrim and former SABC interim board chair Ellen Tshabalala to appear before parliament to explain why a deal the public broadcaster signed to supply two television channels to MultiChoice “contradicts government’s policy on digital

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E.tv fumes over SABC, DStv deal

Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has slammed a confidential deal struck between the SABC and MultiChoice that prohibits the public broadcaster from offering any of its channels over a television platform that uses encryption technology. E.tv described the move as

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Zuma studying Pule report

A provisional report by public protector Thuli Madonsela into allegations of corruption and nepotism levied against former communications minister Dina Pule has been submitted to the president for comment, with a final version expected to follow in early October. “A provisional

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Pule defence costs taxpayers R1,2m

Taxpayers have had to fork out more than R1m for former communications minister Dina Pule’s legal fees, her successor Yunus Carrim revealed on Friday. “The total legal costs incurred thus far in respect of these matters amount to R1 187 148,82,” Carrim said in written reply to a parliamentary

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