Jun 14, 2021

USAASA wants eVoucher system for digital migration

The agency is turning to technology for assistance in catching up with the migration from analogue to digital television.

Jun 9, 2021

Sentech on the hunt for set-top box developers

The state-owned entity advertises for manufacturers to co-develop, supply and deliver feature-rich set-top boxes for digital terrestrial TV, direct-to-home and IP networks.

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.


Communications ministry reveals key timelines for USAASA

The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa will be converted into the Digital Development Fund by the end of March 2023, the comms ministry tells Parliament.

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.

Dec 2, 2020

Dodgy tenders dog EOH’s progress

The company faces uncertainty regarding historical taxes that may be due as a result of the impact of the fraudulent transactions.

Nov 18, 2020

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  

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