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Policy makers must learn from past mistakes

Policy makers must learn from past mistakes

Are things repeating themselves in South Africa’s telecommunications policy development? Having been involved in telecoms policy processes and development for over 20 years, I have noticed how on many occasions history

Dear government, some clarity please

Dear government, some clarity please

On 25 May, President Jacob Zuma announced the cabinet for his second term. In a surprise movement, the announcement included significant changes in the role of the department of communications and the creation of a new ministry of telecommunications and postal services. This has resulted in enormous

The best man for the job

President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle announced over the weekend has brought some good news to a communications industry that has been a bit short of it lately. The highly respected Roy Padayachie has replaced Siphiwe Nyanda as communications minister