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Telecom  |  Telkom Considers Making A Second Bid For Cell C

Telkom is said to be considering making an offer to buy a majority share in Cell C that would lead to the amalgamation of South Africa’s third- and fourth-largest mobile-phone operators, according to individuals familiar with the matter. The former ...
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Broadcasting Services  |  South Africa: Three SABC Board Members Abandon Ship Amid Political Interference

News24 has reported that three board members have recently resigned from the SABC after reports of political interference. Board member Krish Naidoo, Deputy chairperson Khanyisile Kweyam and DA nominee John Mattison, are the trio that is said to who have ...
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South Africa's Communications Minister Opposes SABC’s Plans To Retrench

The new minister has instructed the national broadcaster’s board to place a hold on the retrenchments programme that it wanted to complete before the end of February 2019 to try to remedy its deepening financial crisis. The SABC had come ...

South Africa: Vodacom Plans To Deliver Social Grants

Vodacom is currently in talks to utilise its technology to distribute social grants in South Africa. Mickey Mashale, Vodacom Business’ Chief Sales Officer recently said that the company had been having discussions with the relevant departments on how to assist ...

South Africa Will Say Goodbye To Analogue TV in 2020 - According To Minister Of Communications

Nomvula Mokonyane, South Africa’s Communication Minister, announced at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) headquarters in Pretoria that the country would switch from analogue terrestrial television to digital television broadcasting in July 2020 or even earlier than that, if ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...