set-top boxes
4:30

Has set-top box reached its sell-by date?

Government encourages households that don't qualify for subsidised decoders to consider integrated digital TVs, signalling possible changes in the approach to digital migration.

4:50

Set-top box producers set the record straight

CZ Electronics opens the doors to its East Rand manufacturing facility to show the decoders used for digital migration are proudly South African.

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.

3:30

Mum's the word as migration deadline creeps up

The race to complete the switch to digital by next June is doubtful, as the communications ministry remains silent on project implementation.

2:20
Feb 26, 2018

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.

4:30

Govt criteria for free digital TV decoders isolate millions

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.

1:30

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

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

2:50
Jan 24, 2018

DOC expects to meet digital TV deadline

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

5:10
Jan 15, 2018

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.

1:20
Jan 12, 2018

East London community gets digital TV decoders

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

5:30
Dec 4, 2017

Namec slams 'blatant abuse of power' in encryption warfare

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

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.

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