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Farzana Rasool

Farzana Rasool is an ITWeb IT in Government Editor.

Telkom's four-letter F-word

5 Dec 2012The industry has mixed feelings regarding the impact of Telkom's fine. Some say it's too late to be effective, while others argue it still sets an important precedent.

More costs for R2bn labour contract

8 Nov 2012

The IT contract with Siemens allows for termination support for 12 months, but the costs have not been agreed upon.

Telkom essential to broadband talks

7 Nov 2012

The revised broadband strategy suggests several funding options, including capitalising SOEs.

DOC DG lied to Parliament

7 Nov 2012Communications DG Rosey Sekese is said to have provided false information about signing a performance agreement with the DOC.

Rosey Sekese could face a fine or imprisonment for misleading Parliament.

'Aarto must be scrapped'

5 Nov 2012

Implementing Aarto in its present form will seriously impair SA’s already poorly functioning road safety systems, says a government official.

E-education vision for Western Cape

5 Nov 2012

The e-education path will not see the substitution of teachers, says the Western Cape Education Department.

Telkom a 'political football'

25 Oct 2012Government is certain Telkom will overcome the challenges it faces, says communications minister Dina Pule.

Government’s actions at Telkom’s AGM are ominous for the future of liberalising telecoms, says the DA.

E-tolls: Feb implementation unconfirmed

25 Oct 2012

Cabinet has approved the gazetting of new tariffs for e-tolling.

Infraco must look to SA first

23 Oct 2012The Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo are first-priority regions for Broadband Infraco as economic activity here needs to be supported, says CEO Puleng Sejanamane.

SA does need to contribute to SADC development, but charity begins at home, say Parliamentary committee members.

DOC officials blameless for USAF plunder

22 Oct 2012USAASA is focused more on enriching officials than expanding access to broadcasting and telecommunications, says DA shadow communications minister Marian Shinn.

The transfer of R4.75 million from USAF is illegal, because it was not authorised by the minister of finance.

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