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Carrim sees red over mobile lawsuits

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has lashed out at mobile operators MTN and Vodacom for taking communications regulator Icasa to court over its final regulations governing mobile call termination rates, saying the industry’s inability to reach consensus was holding

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Carrim lauded over SABC action

The speedy reaction by communications minister Yunus Carrim to the damning findings by the public protector against SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was welcomed by the Media Workers Association of South Africa (Mwasa) on Friday. “Mwasa commends

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Joosub defends Vodacom’s Icasa suit

Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub has defended his company’s decision to join MTN in suing communications regulator Icasa over cuts to mobile termination rates, the fees operators charge each other to carry calls between their networks. Writing in an opinion piece

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Carrim to host policy review gabfest

The department of communications is moving ahead to plans to overhaul the legislation that governs South Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Communications minister Yunus Carrim will launch a national consultative conference

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Carrim meets SABC over Hlaudi report

The SABC board and the communications ministry discussed issues including the public protector’s report on the public broadcaster in a meeting on Thursday. At the meeting, attended by communications minister Yunus Carrim and deputy minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the SABC board committed

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In Hlaudi we trust

Controversy-plagued SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is going nowhere if his boss — the only person who can fire him — has her way. SABC board chairman Ellen Tshabalala said this week: “Hlaudi is diligent and very capable. The members of the board are right behind

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Motsoeneng to act on Madonsela report

SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will act on public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report as soon his employers decide on his fate, his lawyer said on Thursday. “We will wait for the SABC board and communications minister

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SABC pulls plug on Madonsela interview

Public protector Thuli Madonsela’s interview on the SAfm radio station was cancelled as the SABC could not find other people in time to take part in the debate, it said on Wednesday. “Remember that the radio show is a debate consisting of a panel. The producers could not get other

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Carrim seeks consensus on digital TV

Communications minister Yunus Carrim is continuing to engage with warring broadcasters over set-top box control for digital terrestrial television, but government will make a final decision within the next three to four weeks even if final consensus can’t be reached

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Communists urge SABC action

The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday urged the SABC board and parliament’s communications portfolio committee to take decisive action following the public protector’s report. “Decisive action is needed to turn the SABC around in all

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