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Koos Bekker knew minister would be axed: claim

Naspers chairman Koos Bekker said months before Yunus Carrim was fired as communications minister that he would not be reappointed to the job. This startling allegation is contained in a report by the Mail & Guardian on Friday, in which

Finally, real progress on spectrum in SA

In what could be great news for South African telecommunications operators, Internet service providers and ultimately consumers, government finally appears to be making real progress in opening up new spectrum bands for broadband services

Cwele fails to meet promises

On 21 May, South Africans will get to hear telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele deliver his second budget vote speech. It will be a report card for a minister who has been in the role for precisely a year. He is unlikely to

Duncan McLeod bid could delay digital migration

Just as South Africa’s broadcasting digital migration project looked to be making solid progress for the first time in years, one of the protagonists in the long-running war over the encryption of TV signals is unleashing its lawyers, potentially setting the process back by

Encryption not the way to tackle DStv: DOC

Government should make better use of regulatory tools and legislation to foster a more competitive environment in South Africa’s pay-television industry rather than requiring that conditional access technology be included in state-subsidised set-top boxes. That’s the

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Ex-adviser trashes Muthambi’s TV policy

Digital migration expert and former ministerial technical adviser Roy Kruger says the final changes to the broadcasting digital migration policy, published on Wednesday, entrench the dominance of pay-television provider MultiChoice and short-change South Africans in

Gov’t rejects encryption in final TV policy

In what can only be described as a victory for MultiChoice and its allies, government has rejected any notion of an encryption system based on conditional access in its final amendment to South Africa’s

New twist in set-top box saga

With just four months to go until the deadline to switch off analogue television broadcasts, the digital migration programme may be about to be thrown into disarray once again. This is after a report on Wednesday that says that communications

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