Universal Service and Access Agency of SA
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.

Nov 25, 2016

Connectivity for underserviced ECape communities

The Universal Service and Access Agency of SA initiates roll out of broadband in an Eastern Cape district municipality.


End of the road for USAASA

The new ICT policy white paper recommends the dissolution of the embattled Universal Service and Access Agency of SA.


Digital TV project dodgy tender deals

A National Treasury report finds irregularities in the tender processes for set-top-boxes production.

Jul 23, 2014

First steps to e-governance

While bridging the technology access gap is important, it shouldn't stifle government's drive to introduce more e-governance services.

Jul 14, 2014

USAASA sets 'unbelievable' targets

The agency aims to connect as many as 24 000 schools in the next five years.


Govt to widen ICT access drives

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

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