Mini Budget 2018: Telecoms key enabler for future economic growth

A National Treasury document points to the direction of SA's economy over the long-term, saying modernising the telecoms industry is a necessary structural reform.

Oct 15, 2018

ICASA acts against gross misconduct

A response to a Parliament question shows the regulator dismissed 16 employees over the last five years, with gross insubordination cited as the top reason.


Internet for All making progress, says Cwele

Minister Siyabonga Cwele's budget speech lauds connectivity programme, details how digital TV delay is costing government millions.


Bigger budget for science, tech initiatives

Millions will be spent on programmes to boost the number of knowledge workers in SA, says minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

Apr 25, 2018

Parliament stalls on ICASA chairperson's dismissal

The appointing authority puts the brakes on the removal process of Rubben Mohlaloga as ICASA chairperson, despite calls for his resignation.

Mar 22, 2018

Govt eyes digital payments for all SASSA grants

The state encourages 2.8 million beneficiaries to opt to receive social grant payments via electronic platforms.

Feb 28, 2018

ICASA chairperson faces the axe

Parliament's communications committee gets the ball rolling to remove Rubben Mohlaloga from his post as the regulator's chairperson following his fraud conviction.

Feb 21, 2018

Budget: State-owned ICT companies by 2020

The telecoms ministry confirms plans to establish government-owned IT and ICT infrastructure companies in the next two years.

Feb 16, 2018

SA begins countdown to social grant drama

Net1 CEO Herman Kotze cautions that the new SASSA paymaster needs to maintain integrity of the verification systems to save government billions.

Feb 5, 2018

Parliament to decide ICASA chairman's future

Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane turns to Parliament to deal with Rubben Mohlaloga's appointment saga, despite the initial decision to appoint him with fraud charges over his head.

Oct 20, 2017

ICASA ready to probe data theft

The regulator will conduct a thorough investigation into disappearing mobile phone data once it receives complaints.

Oct 16, 2017

Rubben Mohlaloga among ICASA council candidates

The regulator's former acting chairperson resurfaces among the 13 candidates interviewed for the position of councillor.

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