Department of Communications

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.


Government-led data science programme gets into gear

Government takes the first steps towards building a capable fourth industrial revolution army, as it readies to train a million young people in data science and related skills by 2030.

May 10, 2019

CEOs eye digital skills for all execs

Global CEOs list tech-savvy executives as one of their top business priorities of a digital society.


Stalled ICT projects await the next administration

As the country readies to usher in a new administration after the elections, many of the high-priority ICT projects are still up in the air.


Government puts spectrum framework on ice

Endless empty spectrum promises lead to more disappointment, as the minister holds off on release of the policy crafting the path to license high-demand spectrum.

May 2, 2019

DOC pays ICASA its dues after legal threat

The Department of Communication transfers funds to the regulator after the authority threatened legal action, accusing it of withholding its dues.


Ministers come and go, but digital migration stagnant

Despite the conveyor belt of 10 communications ministers over the last 13 years, none have been able to see SA's digital migration project through.

Apr 29, 2019

ICASA takes war to comms dept for withholding funding

The regulator files court papers to force the Department of Communications to urgently release its funding.


Government departments spend big on luxury vehicles

Audi and Mercedes-Benz top the list as firm favourites for South African political office-bearers, as government departments continue to splurge on luxury cars.

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