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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.

4:10

Numbers don’t lie: Government’s slow crawl to digital TV

In five years, only 500 000 qualifying households out of nearly five million have been connected to digital TV decoders.

2:40

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.  

3:00

Search for new USAASA administrator under way

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

10:30
Jan 7, 2020

2020: What lies ahead for ICT policy and regulation?

Dr Charley Lewis shortlists some of the key developments that are lying in wait down the 2020 road.

1:10
Dec 27, 2019

Minister withdraws USAASA administrator’s appointment

Ndabeni-Abrahams withdraws the appointment of Newyear Ntuli as administrator of the agency following allegations of sexual misconduct.

2:00
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.

3:40

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.

9:10
Nov 15, 2019

ICT Tenders – Rolling out set-top boxes

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees USAASA preparing for the installation of digital terrestrial television.

6:00
Sep 20, 2019

R1bn set-top box stock sitting at USAASA warehouses

The agency’s acting CEO looks to distribute a million set-top boxes, which are costing government R56 million annually in storage fees.

2:40
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.

5:50
Jul 4, 2019

Set-top box manufacturer goes belly-up

Leratadima Marketing Solutions must complete its order of government-subsidised digital migration decoders, despite being placed into liquidation.

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