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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.

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.


USAASA suspends officials amid digital migration investigation

The agency places six officials on precautionary suspension following a preliminary investigation into irregularities relating to digital migration.


Ndabeni-Abrahams appoints USAASA’s executive caretaker

Following sexual misconduct claims against the previous USAASA administrator, minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has swiftly found a replacement in Basil Ford.  

Dec 18, 2019

Govt switches up set-top box installation model

Local municipalities will appoint set-top box installers for the remaining decoder installations, as government looks to fast-track SA’s digital migration.


Probe finds USAASA lost R34m in irregular expenditure

The comms minister details the investigation, which included the alleged irregular appointment of former CEO Zami Nkosi.

Jul 26, 2019

Manufacturing of outstanding digital TV decoders gets under way

BUA-Microtronix resumes manufacturing of the digital migration set-top boxes, promising to complete the outstanding order within the next three months.


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.


USAASA drives connectivity in ECape

The long road to connect educational and health institutions to broadband services shows signs of life, as the agency provides connectivity to over 200 sites in the province.


DOC sets record straight about STB funding

The communications ministry claims set-top box procurement cost just over R900 million, amid reports government spent a fortune on the devices.

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