Top ICT projects govt should focus on in 2018

Analysts shine light on some of the long-awaited ICT projects that should be government focal points going forward.

East London community gets digital TV decoders

The communications ministry begins installing government-subsidised set-top boxes in East London's Scenery Park.

Namec slams 'blatant abuse of power' in encryption warfare

Dec 4, 2017

The electronics industry body wants heads to roll amid revelations the policy on non-encryption for SA's digital migration project was inappropriately adopted.

DA intensifies calls for set-top box probe

Nov 27, 2017

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

DOC committed to digital migration targets

Nov 24, 2017

The communications ministry is driving installations of digital TV decoders in the Free State in line with fast-tracking the migration project.

Telecoms dept must handle SA's digital TV project

Oct 19, 2017

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

Dlodlo looks to council to fast-track digital migration

Oct 9, 2017

Minister Ayanda Dlodlo sets up an advisory council to advise how government can facilitate the migration of five million households to digital TV ahead of the deadline.

Free State residents register for STBs

Aug 25, 2017

The communications department facilitates registration for government-subsidised decoders in Boshof.

High Court to review STB tender award

Aug 23, 2017

USAASA seeks a legal probe of the procurement of set-top boxes, a move that threatens to further delay SA's digital migration process.

No guarantee SA will meet digital migration deadline

Aug 14, 2017

Government's commitment to complete the full digital TV switchover by December 2018 seems overly optimistic, says an analyst.

Cloud of corruption hangs over STB tender

The DA urges the comms minister to release STB procurement findings after reports link president Jacob Zuma's son to bribery allegations related to the tender.

Free State readies for digital TV

Aug 4, 2017

Certain district municipalities in the province will receive government-subsidised set-top boxes for digital migration, says the communications department.