Browsing: Yunus Carrim

MultiChoice ‘cannot speak for the poor’

MultiChoice “cannot speak for the poor” and “has no mandate from them”. It also can’t speak for consumers, from whom it makes “super profits”. That’s the latest broadside directed against MultiChoice by the ministry of communications as the war of words between the Naspers-owned pay-television operator and communications minister

MultiChoice ups ante with Carrim

MultiChoice has upped the ante further with communications minister Yunus Carrim over government’s policy on the use of encryption in digital terrestrial television. In a statement, it has accused the minister of not telling the truth when he claimed that MultiChoice and its partners were misrepresenting the situation. Tensions between

MultiChoice: Netflix, Apple pose ‘real threat’

Netflix, Apple, Google and other online streaming video providers are the real threat to MultiChoice in South Africa’s subscription broadcasting industry, the pay-television operator’s CEO says. Imtiaz Patel, who heads up MultiChoice South Africa Group, tells TechCentral

This is not personal, MultiChoice tells Carrim

MultiChoice’s open letter to Yunus Carrim, in which it criticised government’s policy on the use of encryption in free-to-air digital terrestrial television, was “not anti-government” and was written because the pay-TV broadcaster, which owns M-Net and DStv, has

MultiChoice a bullying monopoly: Carrim

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has accused MultiChoice and its partners of trotting out the “same old, tired issues” over digital terrestrial television and labelled the pay-television broadcaster a bullying “monopoly”. He was responding to full-page Sunday newspaper advertisements in which MultiChoice

Carrim accused of advancing ‘narrow interests’

South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television looks set for yet more delays if an open letter, signed by MultiChoice, and published in weekend newspapers, is anything to go by. The letter, in the form of full-page advertisements, lays into communications minister Yunus Carrim, saying his

Dina Pule set to keep MP seat

More than half of the ANC’s current MPs, including disgraced former communications minister Dina Pule, are on the party’s list of parliamentary candidates. Pule who was recalled from her position last year after the public protector’s report into allegations of corruption and a potential conflict of interest against

Carrim blocks SABC chair from CEO post

SABC board chair Zandile Tshabalala was nominated by her board to act as group CEO of the public broadcaster shortly after Lulama Mokhobo resigned from the post, but the communications minister was not having any of it. Tshabalala’s nomination to the acting post had to be approved

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Carrim: will he stay or will he go?

Communications minister Yunus Carrim was playing it coy this week when asked whether he’d like to return to the portfolio after the 7 May general election, which the ANC is once again expected to win. Responding to a question from TechCentral at a press

Sibisi, Gillwald named to broadband council

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has named CSIR president Sibusiso Sibisi and Research ICT Africa director Allison Gillwald as chair and deputy chair respectively of a new National Broadband Advisory Council, which has been established to advise the minister on the implementation of South Africa Connect

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