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Merged communications ministry takes shape

It’s taken over a year, but the merger of the communications and telecoms ministries is finally effective, starting today.


High-demand spectrum policy - an overview

The communications department's new policy directs that a portion of unallocated high-demand spectrum be assigned to WOANs and the remainder to other eligible licensees, report Nozipho Mngomezulu, Peter Grealy, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo and Karl Blom.

Sep 4, 2019

Google’s CS First in action

Showcasing how the Internet can create digitally-enabled citizens, Google’s CS First programme was on show in Cape Town yesterday.

Aug 12, 2019

SA government sites hit by downtime

Several government department Web sites on the domain remained offline for most of last night and into this morning, one year after a similar incident occurred.

Jul 3, 2019

Muthambi makes a comeback

Embattled former communications minister Faith Muthambi gets appointed to a key role, as she becomes chairperson of one of the oversight committees in Parliament.

Jun 24, 2019

Promises, promises, promises: still no spectrum

Despite multiple assertions about the imminent spectrum policy direction, history shows SA must take government’s latest spectrum promises with a pinch of salt.


Spectrum framework coming, Ramaphosa promises

President Cyril Ramaphosa affirms the spectrum policy directive will be issued next month, noting it is key to reducing data costs.

Jun 18, 2019

Muthambi eyes return to top post

Former embattled minister, Faith Muthambi, is likely to be making a comeback to Parliament.


Ramaphosa announces department of comms and digital tech

The new department arises from a merger between the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services.


Communications ministry merger still in the works

The departments are still finding their footing to unify the two ministries, despite having a head-start in the government consolidation process.


Set-top box installers mull legal action against USAASA

Set-top box installation companies look to go to court, as petitions to be reinstated by USAASA appear to have fallen on deaf ears.


Comms ministry finds stability in Ndabeni-Abrahams

The ICT industry lauds the decision to retain minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams in her post, noting it signals much-needed continuity in a department characterised by leadership instability.

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