Blow for former USAASA board as court application fails

The Pretoria High Court dismisses an application to set aside remedial action proposed by the public protector following allegations of abuse of power by the former board.

1 Sep

USAASA board takes war to Cwele, public protector over dismissal

The board takes the minister of telecommunications and postal services and public protector to court over their 'unlawful and uncontitutional' removal.

31 Aug

ANC slams USAASA's 'delinquent directors'

The ruling party says the state-owned entity's handling of the suspension of CEO Lumko Mtimde was "criminal".


Set-top box producers set the record straight

CZ Electronics opens the doors to its East Rand manufacturing facility to show the decoders used for digital migration are proudly South African.


Mokonyane to shelve USAASA's digital migration role

The communications minister slams USAASA's wrongdoing in overseeing the production process of digital migration set-top boxes.

May 3, 2018

USAASA CEO suspended

The state owned entity says that CEO, Lumko Mtimde, is currently under suspension pending a disciplinary hearing after allegations of "various acts of misconduct".

Feb 26, 2018

Set-top box manufacturing tug-of-war looms

Despite making legal headway with the digital migration procurement process, USAASA is still under strict instruction not to procure STBs.

Feb 7, 2018

ECA Bill gives DTPS minister too much power

Research ICT Africa calls for the Bill to be withdrawn in its current format, saying it erodes ICASA's power and expands the minister's power in a way that could be unconstitutional.

Dec 4, 2017

Namec slams 'blatant abuse of power' in encryption warfare

The electronics industry body wants heads to roll amid revelations the policy on non-encryption for SA's digital migration project was inappropriately adopted.


DA intensifies calls for set-top box probe

In the wake of fresh corruption allegations, pressure mounts for the public protector to investigate the procurement of government-subsidised digital TV decoders.

Nov 1, 2017

MS to provide Internet access to Eastern Cape

The software giant, USAASA and BrightWave introduce a pilot project to bring broadband access to communities in the province.


Dlodlo looks to council to fast-track digital migration

Minister Ayanda Dlodlo sets up an advisory council to advise how government can facilitate the migration of five million households to digital TV ahead of the deadline.