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18 Nov

USAASA denies spending R1.8bn on digital TV project

The agency refutes reports that it has spent R1.8 billion on the pending procurement of the Integrated Digital Television project.


Comms department stands firm on USASSA caretaker appointment

The department moves to quell concerns over the appointment of Basil Ford as executive caretaker at the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA.


Ndabeni-Abrahams says digital migration target still within reach

Even though history shows otherwise, minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says government is committed to the March 2021 digital migration deadline.


USAASA spends R5m a month on set-top box storage

The state-owned company looks to install over 800 000 digital migration decoders by next March, and courts signal distributor Sentech to help with project management.


Search for new USAASA administrator under way

Comms minister to appoint replacement USAASA administrator following sexual misconduct claims against the previous appointee.


BrightWave launches broadband access in OR Tambo District

In partnership with the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa, it has successfully deployed WiFi in OR Tambo District, Eastern Cape.

Oct 19, 2016

USAASA appoints CFO

The state-owned enterprise names Mahomed Chowan as its new chief finance officer.


Govt to widen ICT access drives

People with disabilities across SA are not adequately catered for in ICT access initiatives, analysts say.


No answers yet on USAASA allegations

The Department of Communications seeks legal guidance on an investigation into irregularities at USAASA.

Oct 28, 2013

USAASA calls for input on national access strategy

These inputs will prove critical to the finalisation of the National Strategy on Universal Service and Access.

Oct 11, 2013

USAASA reveals ICT access gaps

The USAASA mandate says it must look at where industry is not looking and ensure equal ICT coverage, says CEO Zami Nkosi.


USAASA researches access gaps

The Agency has submitted research input on the state of universality across the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal services sectors to the ICT Policy Review Panel.

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