Siyabonga Cwele
May 13, 2021

Communications ministry reveals key timelines for USAASA

The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa will be converted into the Digital Development Fund by the end of March 2023, the comms ministry tells Parliament.

May 4, 2021

USAASA to bolster management team with new CEO, CFO

The Universal Service and Access Agency of SA advertises the positions of CEO and CFO, as it looks to bring permanent stability to its executive committee.

Oct 12, 2020

Ministry promises SAPO e-commerce site in ‘next few months’

The South African Post Office’s e-commerce platform is set to launch in the next few months, as it aims to expand its role in the online retail space.

Aug 13, 2020

Vodacom, MTN want lower spectrum prices to cover rural areas

With the promise of permanent spectrum by the end of the year, the operators say lower spectrum prices would incentivise greater coverage of rural areas.


Merged communications ministry takes shape

It’s taken over a year, but the merger of the communications and telecoms ministries is finally effective, starting today.

Feb 21, 2020

Post office’s mystery-filled e-commerce site coming ‘soon’

The SA Post Office plays its cards close to its chest, as it readies for the imminent launch of its e-commerce platform.

Jan 15, 2020

Search for new USAASA administrator under way

Comms minister to appoint replacement USAASA administrator following sexual misconduct claims against the previous appointee.

Oct 10, 2019

SA Connect: ‘One step forward, two steps back’

The communications ministry says a feasibility study is in the works to determine an efficient way to deliver the second phase of the ambitious government broadband project.

Sep 27, 2019

Spectrum: The golden goose

While stakeholders are hungry for hertz, there are still a number of stumbling blocks along the road to high-demand spectrum nirvana.

Jul 31, 2019

Budget for Ndabeni-Abrahams’ private office revealed

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies budgets over R16 million to run the minister’s private office.

Jul 25, 2019

Govt mulls partnership model to deliver SA Connect

The communications and digital technologies ministry concedes a public-private partnership model is the best way to ensure universal broadband access for South Africans.

Jun 25, 2019

CEO scarcity at comms and digital tech entities requires urgent remedy

The communications ministry will have to fill the permanent chief executive vacuum at some of its entities, as it transitions towards a consolidated department.