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WCape edges forward with broadband access

20 Feb 2017 Internet
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The Western Cape is on course to connect 1 900 government sites to high-speed Internet by April. This is the word from Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, who made the comments during her State of the Province Address.

Govt to prioritise maths and science

9 Feb 2017 Computing
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

President Zuma finally managed to deliver his speech more than an hour later, after the violent removal of EFF members from the National Assembly, while Democratic Alliance and other opposition party members staged a walk out..
Lorraine Botha, Western Cape spokesperson on community development for the Democratic Alliance, says during the meeting with the committee on 31 May 2016, SASSA gave assurance it would assume responsibility for the disbursement of funds to beneficiaries as of 1 April 2017..
This is the word from Democratic Alliance (DA) MP and shadow minister of telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn..
While the Democratic Alliance (DA) congratulated all learners who performed well in their NSC examinations, the opposition party is disturbed by the maths and science results..

Mixed grades for ICT ministers

9 Dec 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The Democratic Alliance's (DA's) latest Cabinet slams president Jacob Zuma and ministers for poor performance and another year of failing the people..
Soon after it was revealed the tender had been cancelled, Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister for telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn, wrote to telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele..

SA Connect tender bidders revealed

17 Nov 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister for telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn, previously noted the appointment of a lead agent for the broadband project needed to go through legal and competitive processes..

ISPA welcomes ICT White Paper

2 Nov 2016 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Among the challengers was opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, which the white paper will fail in its immediate objective to bridge the digital divide and bring affordable, ubiquitous communications infrastructure and services to all South Africans..
Last month, the Democratic Alliance (DA) argued that in its current form, the Bill "gives government wide-sweeping powers to censor content on the Internet" and is "unworkable, unaffordable, vague and contains several unconstitutional provisions"..
Government's muddling in the telecoms sector has been a hindrance rather than an accelerator, said Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance member of Parliament and telecoms and postal services shadow minister..

DA comes out against ICT policy

4 Oct 2016 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

The Democratic Alliance's Marian Shinn slams government's new ICT white paper..

Industry awaits ICT policy implications

30 Sep 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance (DA) member of Parliament and telecommunications and postal services shadow minister, says while she can't say much about the ICT policy white paper yet, she is pleased it will soon be in the public domain..
Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), alleges there were some irregularities about the awarding of the tender and is calling for an investigation into how the department acquired some e-learning equipment..
However, the Bill, labelled by some as the "Internet Censorship Bill", has come under fierce scrutiny, with many calling for it to be overhauled. Last week, the Democratic Alliance (DA) that in its current form, the Bill is "unworkable, unaffordable, vague and contains several unconstitutional provisions".
The Films and Publications Amendment Bill, labelled by some as the "Internet Censorship Bill", is being discussed by the parliamentary portfolio committee on communications today. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has come out strongly against the Bill being pushed through the committee saying that in its current form "it gives government wide-sweeping powers to censor content on the Internet".

Parliament to hear #DataMustFall debate

19 Sep 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

This is according to Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow minister of telecommunications and postal services. Shinn's comment follows public outcry over mobile network operators' exorbitant data prices.

Mashaba takes on Joburg's chaotic billing

14 Sep 2016 Financial
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Yesterday, the Democratic Alliance candidate and newly-elected mayor of the COJ delivered his first speech at the city's council meeting, making particular note of the billing crisis that has plagued the city's residents for years..

Uber responds to safety fears

12 Sep 2016 Business
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

Mbali Ntuli, a KwaZulu-Natal Democratic Alliance councillor, tweeted that a driver had become angry and abusive when she asked him to open his boot, so she could check no one was in it, before she got into the car, so she cancelled the Uber ride..

Miniscule progress in digital migration

30 Aug 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance shadow telecommunications and postal services minister, has been vocal about the failure of the government project, and called for it to be stopped and reappraised to determine a new path. .

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