Minister acknowledges digital TV challenges

Ten years after the digital migration policy was approved, government is still looking at how best to implement the analogue switch-off process.

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.

Sentech throws community broadcasters a lifeline

Apr 23, 2018

The signal distributor decides to put the suspension of community radio stations aside after the communications department agrees to provide financial support.

Community broadcasters owe Sentech over R30m

Apr 19, 2018

The signal distributor's patience with community broadcasters wears thin, as government looks for solutions to resolve the impasse.

Mokonyane's poor performance doesn't bode well for DOC

Mar 1, 2018

Nomvula Mokonyane's sketchy track record doesn't inspire confidence she will turn things around at crisis-hit communications entities.

DOC welcomes fourth minister in four years

Feb 27, 2018

Frequent leadership changes at the DOC raise concerns about the ministry's mandate, while Naledi Pandor's shuffle marks a huge gain for education.

Budget: DOC outlines plans for digital migration

Feb 21, 2018

The communications ministry seeks to ensure 1.5 million digital TVs are installed over the medium-term period.

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.

Dear Film and Publication Board... Free our kids!

Feb 6, 2018

Attempts by the department of communications and the Film and Publications Board to impose restrictions on digital channels should be rejected, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.

Parliament to decide ICASA chairman's future

Feb 5, 2018

Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane turns to Parliament to deal with Rubben Mohlaloga's appointment saga, despite the initial decision to appoint him with fraud charges over his head.

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.