Browsing: Yunus Carrim

Digital TV: a tale of dithering and delay

Broadcasters, tired of dithering and delays around the migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT), have cashed in on the gap in the market to introduce new satellite offerings in both the free-to-air and pay-TV sectors. The concern by some in the broadcast sector, in particular

Report shows shambles at SABC

The SABC was dealt a blow on Tuesday when it received a disclaimer of opinion for the 2012/2013 financial year, the worst audit opinion, from the auditor-general. A disclaimer is issued if the AG cannot form an opinion and thus declines to present an opinion on an entity’s financial statements

Duncan McLeod
Carrim is a breath of fresh air

South Africa’s hard-working new communications minister, Yunus Carrim, is tackling the challenges in his portfolio with such gusto that he appears to have taken many industry players by surprise. I had the opportunity twice this past week to watch Carrim in action

Big ideas at Google’s Big Tent

The South African iteration of Google’s Big Tent event, which brings together leaders in business, technology and politics to exchange ideas on the intersection between the Internet on society, took place in Midrand on Thursday. It featured communications minister

Didata’s SA telecoms plans revealed

Dimension Data, the Johannesburg-headquartered IT services group owned by Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, wants to become a much more active player in South Africa’s mobile communications industry and has been involved in talks about potential deals that will help it do this

Carrim firm on deadlines

Recently appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim has reiterated deadlines for dealing with the most pressing issues facing the South African technology sector, including digital migration, spectrum allocation and finalising government’s broadband policy

Carrim seeks to tame warring broadcasters

Communications minister Yunus Carrim plans to hold a high-level meeting between broadcasters in mid-September, to be mediated by an independent third party, in an effort to resolve a simmering dispute over whether government-subsidised set-top boxes for digital terrestrial

ANC serious about ICT: Carrim

The ANC takes the information and communications technology (ICT) sector seriously and is “more aware now than it has ever been of its crucial importance”. That’s according to communications minister Yunus Carrim, who was speaking to TechCentral in an interview in Stellenbosch on Monday

Spectrum policy by March: Carrim

Communications minister Yunus Carrim wants government’s policy on radio frequency spectrum finalised by March next year, despite officials from the department of communications telling him that this timeline is unrealistic and unachievable. “With regards

ANC discussing Pule at ‘high level’

What to do about sacked communications minister Dina Pule is being discussed at a “high level” in the ANC, the party’s deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, said on Monday. “It is not being dismissed as casually as it may seem,” Duarte told reporters in Johannesburg

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