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SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

Government’s failed R8,5bn broadcast digital migration process must be stopped in its tracks and reappraised to determine a new path to free up analogue signals to deliver ubiquitous wireless broadband to the nation and foster sustainable competition in radio

Mystery surrounds China-SA ICT pact

Mystery surrounds China-SA ICT pact

I have submitted my fourth application under the Public Access to Information Act for clarity on the information and communications technology (ICT) pact signed last June with China. The latest follows the continued obfuscation

More questions than answers on SA Connect

More questions than answers on SA Connect

Indications that national treasury is in discussion with JSE-listed Telkom and the department of telecommunications & postal services to formalise a “partnership” to manage the roll-out of South

Will Sona 2016 light the SA Connect fuse?

Will Sona 2016 light the SA Connect fuse?

Government’s failure to get to grips with South Africa Connect, the nation’s ambitious broadband roll-out plan that promises to deliver high-speed broadband Internet connectivity everyone in South Africa by 2030, will be apparent to all during the state of the nation address

Muthambi must go to save digital TV programme

Muthambi must go to save digital TV programme

President Jacob Zuma must remove communications minister Faith Muthambi from managing the broadcasting digital migration policy and its accompanying legislation and to restore these with

DA seeks to unmask TV box producers

DA seeks to unmask TV box producers

The Democratic Alliance has filed a Public Access to Information Act application with the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa for details of who has received orders

Digital TV migration in chaos

Digital TV migration in chaos

It was clear from the department of communications’ briefing to parliament on Tuesday that digital terrestrial television migration is a never-ending project with an undetermined cost to taxpayers

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

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