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Marian Shinn News Archive


DA intensifies calls for set-top box probe

27 Nov 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

So says DA MP and telecoms and postal services shadow minister, Marian Shinn..

SAA to loom large in Gigaba's budget

24 Oct 2017 Financial
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

DA shadow minister of telecommunications and postal services Marian Shinn..
DA shadow minister of telecoms and postal services Marian Shinn..
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DA shadow minister of telecommunications and postal services Marian Shinn. .

High Court to review STB tender award

23 Aug 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services Marian Shinn..

Cloud of corruption hangs over STB tender

7 Aug 2017 Telecoms
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Democratic Alliance MP and shadow minister of telecoms and postal services Marian Shinn has called on minister Ayanda Dlodlo to publicly release the report arising from the investigation into the procurement process of STBs..
"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.

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