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