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May 4, 2021

USAASA to bolster management team with new CEO, CFO

The Universal Service and Access Agency of SA advertises the positions of CEO and CFO, as it looks to bring permanent stability to its executive committee.

Jun 25, 2019

CEO scarcity at comms and digital tech entities requires urgent remedy

The communications ministry will have to fill the permanent chief executive vacuum at some of its entities, as it transitions towards a consolidated department.


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.


USAASA CEO leaves as contract ends

The state-owned agency is under new leadership, following the expiration of Lumko Mtimde’s employment contract on 22 May.


USAASA, set-top box installers at loggerheads

Set-top box installation companies accuse USAASA's chief executive of delaying the advancement of small businesses, but Lumko Mtimde says their allegations are unfounded.


Connecting townships, villages with smart tech

The Public Sector ICT Forum will examine how SA can develop and grow its villages and townships using smart city technology.


Blow for former USAASA board as court application fails

The Pretoria High Court dismisses an application to set aside remedial action proposed by the public protector following allegations of abuse of power by the former board.

Sep 1, 2018

USAASA board takes war to Cwele, public protector over dismissal

The board takes the minister of telecommunications and postal services and public protector to court over their 'unlawful and uncontitutional' removal.

Aug 31, 2018

ANC slams USAASA's 'delinquent directors'

The ruling party says the state-owned entity's handling of the suspension of CEO Lumko Mtimde was "criminal".

May 3, 2018

USAASA CEO suspended

The state owned entity says that CEO, Lumko Mtimde, is currently under suspension pending a disciplinary hearing after allegations of "various acts of misconduct".


DA intensifies calls for set-top box probe

In the wake of fresh corruption allegations, pressure mounts for the public protector to investigate the procurement of government-subsidised digital TV decoders.

Oct 5, 2017

USAASA admits broadband, digital migration challenges

The agency cites underfunding, project delays and management changes as the biggest limitations to meeting its mandate.

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