Browsing: Yunus Carrim

Motsoeneng must go, DA demands

The Democratic Alliance has called on communications minister Yunus Carrim, in his capacity as shareholder representative at the SABC, to instruct the public broadcaster’s board to suspend its acting chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, with immediate

SABC must act against ‘dishonest’ boss

Successive SABC boards allowed controversial acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng to operate above the law, public protector Thuli Madonsela said on Monday. She released a report entitled “When governance and ethics fail” at a media briefing

Icasa bracing for battle with Vodacom, MTN

Communications regulator Icasa expects Vodacom to join MTN in demanding it does away with new wholesale inter-network pricing regulations, MPs heard on Tuesday. Vodacom last week indicated it would institute a legal challenge, but has not yet served any papers on

Carrim welcomes Post Office probe

Communications minister Yunus Carrim has welcomed the decision by president Jacob Zuma to direct the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe “allegations of serious maladministration” at the Post Office. Zuma signed a proclamation directing the SIU to investigate “serious maladministration

Duncan McLeod
More trouble at Fawlty Towers

So, there’s more trouble at Fawlty Towers in Auckland Park. Just two years into her five-year term, SABC group CEO Lulama Mokhobo is stepping down, citing “exhaustion”. It’s a fresh setback for the public broadcaster, which has lurched from one crisis to another for the best part of a decade

Duncan McLeod
Why Icasa is right to favour Cell C

Spare a thought for Shameel Joosub and Zunaid Bulbulia. The Vodacom and MTN chief executives must feel like they’re being unfairly picked on for running successful, profitable businesses. This week, telecommunications industry regulator Icasa published final regulations that will

Carrim tells operators to accept rate cut

Communications minister Yunus Carrim says mobile operators should accept the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) move to chop wholesale inter-network call rates and the introduction of a regime that favours smaller operators. Icasa on Wednesday

Green Paper shines spotlight on Icasa

The way South Africa’s telecommunications and broadcasting regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, is structured and funded could be overhauled as part of a review of the country’s information and communications

Reading keeps Carrim in the (local) loop

South Africa’s communications minister, Yunus Carrim, likes to joke that his favourite book is Karl Marx’s Das Kapital, a joke which is aimed at those worried about his communist background. But, in reality, the former journalist and academic’s reading tastes are far more

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