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Sekese stays on as DG

The “precise powers” held by department of communications director-general Rosey Sekese are being “negotiated”, but she will stay on in the crucial role “at this stage”, says newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim. Carrim was replying to questions from TechCentral

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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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DA alarm bells over DStv, SABC deal

Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn has called on the SABC to provide clarity on the business case for its planned 24-hour news channel. The channel will be carried on DStv, owned by Naspers’s MultiChoice. Shinn says this is necessary given that she claims

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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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Pule: DA demands answers from police

Democratic Alliance MP and spokesman on communications Marian Shinn said on Sunday that she plans to write to Western Cape provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer to find out why the South African Police Service is “failing” to investigate former communications minister Dina Pule

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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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New minister, new bills

Government has listened! Within days of newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim stepping into the shoes of his predecessor, the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) Amendment Bill

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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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Full inbox greets new tech minister

So, president Jacob Zuma has finally fired the feckless Dina Pule and South Africa has yet another communications minister, Yunus Carrim, the seventh person to hold the portfolio since 1994. Will he be any better than his predecessors? That’s hard to know. But the fact that he’s a card-carrying member

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