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Marian Shinn News Archive


"Production of the first tranche of 1.5 million decoders was halted in late 2015 because of legal challenges to the policy.
Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services Marian Shinn has been critical of the cloud of uncertainty that hangs over the future of the broadband project..

Two new state ICT companies on the cards

4 May 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

While Qoza is coy about how these entities will be restructured, Democratic Alliance (DA) MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services, Marian Shinn, says the department's SOC rationalisation report will lead to two new Acts to establish the State IT Company and the State ICT Infrastructure Company..

Calls for comms minister's head

8 Mar 2017 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Last year, Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance shadow telecommunications and postal services minister, said Muthambi was the major in the digital migration process. "She [Muthambi] must be removed from office if any progress – free from legally expensive decisions to promote dubious agendas – is to be made.
Marian Shinn challenges minister Siyabonga Cwele's statement that the proposed national wireless network has received widespread support. .
SA Connect must come to fruition as SA's social and economic development depends on it, says the DA's Marian Shinn..
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 cancelled

21 Nov 2016 Internet
By Staff Writer

The DA's Marian Shinn says she has written to Siyabonga Cwele, minister of telecommunications and postal services (DTPS), requesting he explain why the tender was cancelled and what steps are being taken to revise the procurement phase and implementation of SA Connect..

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..
MP Marian Shinn highlighted "the most obvious potholes" in SA's information highway in her FTTH Council Africa keynote yesterday..

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..

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.

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. .
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has appealed to the minister to abandon his legal action to stop the spectrum auction. DA shadow minister of telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn, says it is time to let ICASA exercise its authority as a chapter nine institution to act impartially in the best interest of SA.

Digital TV progressing at snail's pace

15 Jul 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Meanwhile, earlier this week Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance shadow telecommunications and postal services minister, various stumbling blocks in the progression of the digital migration project..

SA needs new digital TV strategy

12 Jul 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

SA's digital migration process must be stopped in its tracks, says DA member of Parliament Marian Shinn..

Unencrypted decoders a 'fruitless' expense

14 Jun 2016 Hardware
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

According to Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn, only 823 STBs were installed by the end of February..

SA, China strengthen Internet relations

16 May 2016 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Ahead of the SA-China Internet roundtable, Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow minister for telecommunications and postal services, Marian Shinn, noted the department's meeting to discuss Internet issues with the Chinese government was cause for concern..

Govt broadband rollout up in the air

11 May 2016 Internet
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

According to Marian Shinn, Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister for telecommunications and postal services, it's no surprise phase one has yet to be implemented..

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