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Gordhan fires ‘political bazooka’ at Molefe

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has fired “the political equivalent of a bazooka” at Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier said on Monday after national treasury issued a statement saying that the state-owned power

Duncan McLeod
A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

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Exodus from gov’t broadband council

At least three top independent technology experts have resigned from a national broadband council amid allegations of insufficient guidance from government. The National Broadband Advisory Council was launched by former communications minister Yunus Carrim on 4 March 2014

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You are a failure, DA tells Muthambi

The Democratic Alliance has released its annual cabinet report card, and the two ICT ministers, Faith Muthambi at communications and Siyabonga Cwele at telecommunications & postal services, have been given very poor grades. Muthambi emerged with the DA’s lowest

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Report exposes treasury on nuclear: DA

A national treasury official received training in nuclear finance, sponsored by South Korea, at an estimated cost of R500 000 in the 2014/2015 financial year. This information listed among others in national treasury’s 2014/2015 annual report contradicts claims by finance

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Telecoms dep’t in turmoil as Phiri axed

Long-serving department of telecommunications & postal services deputy director-general Themba Phiri has been fired by his boss, Rosey Sekese, after a disciplinary hearing, which, he says, was conducted in his absence

Duncan McLeod
SA misses more than digital TV deadline

More than a decade after South Africa started preparing to switch off analogue terrestrial television, the deadline government agreed to with other nations to end the broadcasts has not been met. This Wednesday, 17 June, marks the date that

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Cwele edges forward on ICT policy review

The department of posts & telecommunications is slowly edging closer to completing a white paper on an information and communications technology (ICT) policy review for South Africa. The department presented

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