Marian Shinn
6:40

Government puts spectrum framework on ice

Endless empty spectrum promises lead to more disappointment, as the minister holds off on release of the policy crafting the path to license high-demand spectrum.

4:30

Spectrum policy direction coming 'soon'

Despite government's assurance of prompt action to license spectrum, the comms ministry reveals it is still engaged in consultations on the way forward.

7:30

What the ICT sector wants to hear from #SONA2019

Ahead of tonight's address, ICT sector stakeholders reveal key focus areas where president Cyril Ramaphosa needs to pump up speed.

3:40

Communications ministry leadership promises job security

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her counterpart commit to ensure job losses are not part of the merger process of the ICT-focused departments.

3:00

Cwele unpacks efforts to bring 'Internet for All' to life

Minister Siyabonga Cwele reveals government's Internet project made progress over the past year and details the initiatives that have been put in place.

3:40

Cwele vs ICASA standoff cost R1.7m

The telecoms ministry unpacks the legal cost implications of its spectrum allocation fight with the Independent Communications Authority of SA.

2:30

DA seeks clarity on digital TV review

The opposition party believes the advisory council's tasks aim to only deliver short-term goals for analogue switch-off.

2:50

DTPS spends big bucks on high-level salaries

The telecoms ministry's senior staff members take home more than R1 million each per annum.

4:20

DA intensifies calls for set-top box probe

In the wake of fresh corruption allegations, pressure mounts for the public protector to investigate the procurement of government-subsidised digital TV decoders.

5:30

SAA to loom large in Gigaba's budget

Malusi Gigaba's budget speech is expected to put the ICT sector on the backburner, while spectrum and SA Connect will likely receive a brief mention.

2:20

Telecoms dept must handle SA's digital TV project

The Democratic Alliance calls on Mmamoloko Kubayi to hand over the Broadcasting Digital Migration programme to the telecommunications department.

2:50
Oct 6, 2017

Shinn: SA needs investment-friendly ICT policy

The ICT white paper, which is being massaged into legislation, does not provide for investment-friendly policy and market certainty.

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