South Africa’s not-so-great digital migration trek plods on

Despite a mooted analogue switch-off target of 2021, government still needs to migrate 3.5 million South African households to digital TV.

Nov 9, 2020

Telkom, SABC to switch on TelkomONE streaming service

TelkomONE will livestream the SABC's television channels 1, 2, Sport and Education, as well as all 19 SABC radio stations.

Oct 28, 2020

Analogue switch-off to improve fiscus, bring SABC financial relief

Signal distributor Sentech says the national analogue switch-off will give the SABC significant cost reduction benefits, realising R130 million in savings.

Jun 24, 2020

Tech firms contribute to SA’s dire unemployment stats

Unemployment in the country rose to 30.1% in the first quarter of 2020, with a number of local ICT firms having let go of thousands of employees.

May 29, 2020

SA viewers show appetite for VOD services with local content

Audiences turn to video streaming provider Viu to catch up on the latest episodes of their favourite locally-produced dramas and soapies.


Government makes provision for virtual learning during lockdown

The ICT and education departments join forces to minimise disruption to the education system during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Mar 9, 2020

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.

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.


Minister lifts lid on ad spend of her dept, entities

ICT-charged ministries paid over R13 million on ads in three years.

Nov 13, 2019

Sentech fancies streaming services market

The broadcasting signal distributor is keen to become an over-the-top platform, as it explores business growth areas.

Oct 25, 2019

SABC aspires to take on Netflix, Showmax in OTT space

Analysts believe SABC must sort out its liquidity issues, business model and content before it challenges the established players.

Sep 20, 2019

R1bn set-top box stock sitting at USAASA warehouses

The agency’s acting CEO looks to distribute a million set-top boxes, which are costing government R56 million annually in storage fees.

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