Set-top box manufacturing tug-of-war looms

Despite making legal headway with the digital migration procurement process, USAASA is still under strict instruction not to procure STBs.

Govt criteria for free digital TV decoders isolate millions

Feb 13, 2018

Over a million households that don't qualify for subsidised decoders risk being in the dark when SA finally switches from analogue to digital TV.

DOC sets cut-off date for set-top box registration

Feb 7, 2018

The communications ministry announces a 31 March deadline for registration of government-sponsored set-top boxes in North West and Free State.

DOC expects to meet digital TV deadline

Jan 24, 2018

The communications ministry appeals for mechanisms to fund the digital migration as it looks to meet the June 2019 deadline.

Top ICT projects govt should focus on in 2018

Jan 15, 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

Jan 12, 2018

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.