Siyabonga Cwele
7:00
1 Sep

USAASA board takes war to Cwele, public protector over dismissal

The board takes the minister of telecommunications and postal services and public protector to court over their 'unlawful and uncontitutional' removal.

2:50

ECA Bill gets thumbs up

Despite widespread criticism from some stakeholders in the sector, Cabinet moves to approve the Bill that clears the way for the introduction of the wholesale open access network.

1:50

SA begins countdown to ITU telecoms conference

All eyes are on SA as it readies to be the first nation on the continent to host the ITU's Telecom World conference.

5:20
Jul 18, 2018

High spectrum prices hit developing nations hard

Too expensive spectrum assignments hinder the uptake of mobile broadband services by consumers in developing economies, a GSMA report finds.

3:40
Jul 11, 2018

Broadband rollout to govt sites hits a snag

The telecoms department fails to connect 327 sites in rural municipalities by its June deadline, and misses SA Connect targets once again.

3:30
Jul 9, 2018

DTPS lifts lid on entities' corruption cases

SITA tops the list as the department's entity with the most reported cases for contravening anti-bribery and corruption legislation.

2:10
Jun 15, 2018

Cwele to chair global satellite body

South Africa gets the nod from the satellite organisation, as telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele is elected as chairperson.

3:30
Jun 12, 2018

Minister pins hopes on new ICT companies

Despite government's poor reputation in running companies, the telecoms ministry is confident establishing two new state-owned ICT companies bodes well for the country.

2:10

Post office e-commerce hub in the works

The South African Post Office looks to put legacy struggles behind it, as it pursues e-commerce as a growth opportunity.

3:40
Jun 7, 2018

CSIR develops test bed to prepare Africa for 5G

The institute aims to support research on key technology building blocks for 5G, and support development and experimentation on use cases.

3:10

Mokonyane to shelve USAASA's digital migration role

The communications minister slams USAASA's wrongdoing in overseeing the production process of digital migration set-top boxes.

4:50
May 30, 2018

Long wait for spectrum clarity may soon be over

Telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele says Cabinet will soon make a decision on spectrum allocation in SA.