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Zuma emasculating SA’s ICT sector

Zuma emasculating SA’s ICT sector

The clock of South Africa’s progress towards a knowledge-based economy has been turned back by at least a decade through two recent presidential proclamations. This has negative implications for our economic growth and inclusion of all our citizens in the interconnected world. It will cost us investment

Digital TV delays: who’s pulling the strings?

Digital TV delays: who’s pulling the strings?

Several delays in the regulatory process necessary to roll out government’s subsidised television set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television indicate continuing indecision and possible manipulation by broadcasting industry players, individuals in state entities and deployed ANC

What minister Carrim needs to do

What minister Carrim needs to do

There is a long list of issues newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim needs to address with urgency if South Africa is to become the information and communications technology (ICT) leader on the continent, and create the jobs South Africa needs to eradicate poverty and unemployment

Zuma must act against Pule

Zuma must act against Pule

The Democratic Alliance reiterates its call for President Zuma to fire communications minister Dina Pule without any further delay. The latest revelations in the Sunday Times this weekend that Pule’s boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa, had been able to secure top jobs for friends and relatives at the Post Office, Sentech, the Universal Service & Access Agency of

Latest drama at DOC no surprise

Latest drama at DOC no surprise

Communications department director-general Rosey Sekese has been placed on “special leave” by minister Dina Pule, apparently after having misled parliament’s portfolio committee on communications about her performance contract on two separate occasions last year. While there has been

Cabinet’s Telkom decision will cost jobs

Cabinet’s Telkom decision will cost jobs

The claim by the department of communications that it rejected the R3,3bn Telkom deal because it ran counter to its plan to “improve access to information and communications technology services” does not stand up to scrutiny. Cabinet, and indeed communications minister Dina Pule, must stop

A watershed of astronomical proportions

When minister of science & technology Naledi Pandor returns from her international campaign for SA to host the €1,5bn Square Kilometre Array (SKA), she has a hard decision to make and she’ll need to make it fast. She must give

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