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ICT  |  ITSO Elects South African ICT Minister As Chairperson

For the first time, South Africa would be chairing the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO) as its Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister, Siyabonga Cwele, becomes the elected chairperson. The elections took place recently at the ITSO 38th Assembly of Parties ...
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Appointment  |  South Africa: Zama Mkosi, CEO Of NFVF Resigns!

The South Africa National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is experiencing some changes as Zama Mkosi its erswhile CEO abruptly resigned. According to industry reports, her resignation letter which was submitted to the Chairperson of Council on 27 May 2018 ...
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South Africa: Minister Sets Up "War Room" To Ensure Digital Migration By June 2019

South Africa's Minister of Communications, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane seems to have declared total war on her country lag in the TV digital migration issue and is creating a "war effort" mentality across the process value-chain to ensure that South Africa's ...

South Africa: The DoC Initiates Supply Of Subsidised Digital Set-Top Boxes

The South African Department of Communications (The DoC) has started the distribution of government-subsidised digital set-top boxes in the Eastern Cape region of the country. The Eastern Cape distribution is part of the five million government subsidises set-top boxes that ...

The "SA Connect" Programme May Be Complemented With Satellite Connectivity

Broadcast Media Africa has learnt that South Africa is seriously considering the deployment of Satellite technology as a viable complement to fibre for its "SA Connect" initiative. According to the ITWeb magazine, South Africa's deputy minister for the Department of ...

SABC To Add 'Viewer Discretion Warning' To Shows With 'Suggestive Sex' Content

The South African Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCCSA) has ordered that the country's public broadcasters SABC to consider adding a "Viewer Discretion Advised" notification to some of their shows and programmes with suggestive sexual content shown on TV before the "watershed ...

South Africa's Digital Migration Hampered By Set-Top Boxes Procurement Irregularities

The already troubled digital migration programme in South Africa is set to be further marred by controversy with the recent situation surrounding the alleged state-sponsored set-top boxes procurement irregularities. According to reports from South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper, it is ...

360+ Applications Received To Fill Permanent Board Positions At the SABC

The South African's Parliamentary Communications Committee charged with processing and filling of the vacant board positions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it has already received more than 360 legitimate applications from interested persons to be ...

SABC Will Sue Former COO To Recover ZAR14 Million (USD 1.1 Million)

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the beleaguered former COO of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should expect another court summons shortly, as his former employer - the SABC - has decided to sue him in order to recover the sum of ZAR14 ...

South Africa: e.tv Takes Over Screening Of 'Days Of Our Lives' From SABC

The popular classic soap, Days of Our Lives, will now show on South Africa's e.tv from September 2017. The programme, which had been with the SABC for some time will now get a primetime slot of 5.30pm at e.tv. Industry ...

South Africa: Minister Parleys With Broadcasters On New 2018 Digital Switchover Deadline

South Africa's Minister for Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo is scheduled to hold urgent talks with the country's broadcasters with a view to bringing the digital migration process back on track. South Africa is now looking to complete the analogue to ...

South Africa: Radio Broadcaster Sacked By SABC For Calling The President A "Zombie."

A presenter with Lotus FM radio (in South Africa), Mr Ravi Govender, has been reportedly fired by the South African Broadcasting Corporation for calling the country's President Jacob Zuma a "Zombie". Mr Kaizer Kganyago, the spokesperson for the South African ...