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SA's slow-crawl towards digital TV gains momentum

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says SA is now firmly on the path to the big switch, confirming government’s commitment to meeting the 31 March 2022 deadline.


Litigation threatens to further derail SA’s delayed digital migration

Deputy communications minister Philly Mapulane tells Parliament that SA should have led digital migration in Africa and urges an end to ongoing litigation.


Comms minister calls for nominations for SITA board

The search for non-executive directors for the State IT Agency board commences, as the communications minister invites suitable candidates to apply.


Comms minister throws weight behind ICASA’s spectrum plans

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni backs ICASA’s move to assign provisional spectrum, saying it’s in the best interests of the country.


Local students get ICT training as Huawei course begins

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni encourages ramped-up efforts to train local talent in sought-after digital skills.


Not much interest in subsidised set-top boxes for digital TV

The SA Post Office records less than 60 000 registrations for subsidised set-top boxes, despite government’s efforts to ramp-up the much-delayed switch to digital TV.

Oct 26, 2021

Enabling broad-based digital inclusion and participation in the digital economy

Macrocomm Group, with the support of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, is establishing a Digital Hub and Computer Centre at the Dipimphonyana Tsa Lapeng Children’s Home.


Comms dept to commission #DataMustFall research

The communications department will investigate the feasibility of developing regulatory, policy and/or strategy changes that could lower the cost to communicate.


Govt readies ‘aggressive’ plan to expedite digital migration

Cabinet approves a revised integrated analogue switch-off implementation plan, as the state looks to accelerate the much-delayed project.

Sep 30, 2021

NEMISA, ZADNA to bridge digital skills gap in rural SA, townships

The two entities sign a three-year-long partnership agreement to harness their expertise to address the digital skills shortages with a particular focus on schools.


'Fresh start' after ICASA concession, comms minister undaunted

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will continue engagements with the telcos in search of an amicable solution for much-needed spectrum allocation.


Concerns over minister churn in comms department

Analysts say the appointment of a new communications minister is more about politics than a push for the country’s ICT development.

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