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Icasa to hold hearings on spectrum

Icasa to hold hearings on spectrum

Communications regulator Icasa will hold public hearings later this week that will determine how scarce radio frequency spectrum is utilised in future. The idea, according to Icasa, is to update the National Radio Frequency Plan to

Ex-Icasa chair Stephen Mncube dies

Ex-Icasa chair Stephen Mncube dies

Former Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) chairman Stephen Mncube has died, TechCentral has learnt. Icasa spokesman Paseka Maleka confirmed on Friday that Mncube passed

ANC has left a rotten legacy in ICT

ANC has left a rotten legacy in ICT

The publication this week of the deeply problematic national integrated ICT policy white paper is just the latest episode in 22 years of ANC policy making that has left a rotten legacy for the sector. The industry has made progress in the

Muthambi grilled over digital TV delays

Muthambi grilled over digital TV delays

Communications minister Faith Muthambi was chastised during a portfolio committee meeting on Thursday about the delays in government’s roll-out of digital migration. “Your management of this process is found wanting,” said

MTN SA hires OpenView HD’s Maxwell Nonge

MTN SA hires OpenView HD’s Maxwell Nonge

MTN South Africa has appointed former OpenView HD head Maxwell Nonge as chief digital officer. In the new role, Nonge will be responsible for driving the telecommunications operator’s expansion in the media space

A tale of six ministers

A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

Cwele rules out privatisation

Cwele rules out privatisation

The department of telecommunications & postal services has started to accelerate the rationalisation of state-owned entities to save money. Minster Siyabonga Cwele on Tuesday said that the programme to rationalise

Management shake-up at e.tv parent

Management shake-up at e.tv parent

Maxwell Nonge, MD of free-to-air satellite provider OpenView HD, has been named as chief technology officer of e.tv parent eMedia Investments, while Patrick Conroy, the MD of eNCA, will take over from Nonge at OpenView HD. At the same time, veteran journalist

Finally, digital TV era arrives in SA

Finally, digital TV era arrives in SA

With little fanfare, South Africa this week kick-started the process of “dual illumination”, a significant milestone in the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television and a move that

Sentech names new CEO

Sentech names new CEO

Sentech’s board has appointed Mlamli Booi as the new permanent CEO of the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor. He replaces Setumo Mohapi, who left to take the reins at the State IT Agency in April. As CEO, Booi’s biggest duty will be completing

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