Yunus Carrim

Concerns over minister churn in comms department

Analysts say the appointment of a new communications minister is more about politics than a push for the country’s ICT development.


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.


Industry body wants MultiChoice prosecuted over DTV ‘shenanigans’

NAMEC launches a scathing attack on the giant pay-TV operator over accusations levelled against it at the state capture inquiry.


Government eyes ‘radical’ digital TV awareness campaign

The communications ministry engages local electronics manufacturers, as it looks to accelerate its digital migration project.

Feb 26, 2020

Yunus Carrim drops MultiChoice digital TV bombshell

The former communications minister tells the State Capture Inquiry that MultiChoice took a hard-line stance against the rollout of signal encryption.

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.

May 30, 2019

Comms ministry finds stability in Ndabeni-Abrahams

The ICT industry lauds the decision to retain minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams in her post, noting it signals much-needed continuity in a department characterised by leadership instability.

Apr 30, 2019

Ministers come and go, but digital migration stagnant

Despite the conveyor belt of 10 communications ministers over the last 13 years, none have been able to see SA's digital migration project through.

Feb 22, 2019

SA Connect: Another year, another moving target

After a long history of missed SA Connect targets, the telecoms department believes its new implementation model will finally get the broadband project on the path to delivery.

Feb 21, 2019

ICT industry 'encouraged' by Mboweni's budget

Minister Tito Mboweni used his budget speech to promise government action on some critical ICT areas; a step the industry describes as encouraging.

Nov 23, 2018

Industry lauds decision to unify comms ministry

After much criticism of the 2014 split of the comms department, the decision to reconfigure the telecoms and broadcasting ministries is welcomed as a boost for effective regulation.

Nov 22, 2018

Who is SA's 13th comms minister?

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is the minister of the merged-again Department of Communications.