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Call for beneficiary households to register for subsidised STBs

The South African Post Office urges qualifying households to apply for their government-subsidised set-top boxes as soon as possible.


eMedia throws spanner in expedited digital TV migration process

The broadcaster is heading to court to challenge government’s plan to expedite the digital TV migration process.


SA looks to recover lost ground in digital migration process

Government wants eligible households to register at their nearest post office to receive government assistance for set-top box installations.


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.


ICASA fails to reach out of court settlement with spectrum litigants

Despite the parties’ best efforts, a comprehensive settlement has not been achieved at this stage, says the telecoms regulator.


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.

Jul 29, 2021

DStv gains traction with Netflix, Amazon Prime add-ons

The pay-TV video entertainment giant sees growth in subscribers accessing third-party streaming services through its platform.


Comms ministry lifts lid on set-top box installation numbers

Little progress has been made, as latest figures reveal the total number of completed installations stands at 533 056 out of 4.6 million beneficiary households.

Jun 14, 2021

USAASA wants eVoucher system for digital migration

The agency is turning to technology for assistance in catching up with the migration from analogue to digital television.

Jun 9, 2021

Sentech on the hunt for set-top box developers

The state-owned entity advertises for manufacturers to co-develop, supply and deliver feature-rich set-top boxes for digital terrestrial TV, direct-to-home and IP networks.

May 18, 2021

Set-top box delivery still a ‘drop in the ocean’, says acting director-general

The communications ministry’s acting DG reveals that just over 600 000 set-top box installations have been done as part of the digital migration.


Comms ministry starts phased switch to digital TV

The communications department keeps up with the latest timelines on the digital migration project, switching off analogue TV transmitters in some Free State towns.   

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