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Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams sworn in as new Minister of Communications

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services will be merging into what will henceforth only be known as the Department of Communications during a Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday afternoon, 22...

Etion DTC receives a warm response from attendees

Over 400 delegates gathered at this years Etion Digital Transformation Congress which took place on 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand South Africa. The one day conference saw industry leaders explore the wave of change...

South Africa: Call for submissions on National Integrated ICT Policy

Following requests from several stakeholders, South Africa’s Department of Communications has extended the deadline for submissions on the National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper from 24 February to 24 March. “The ICT sector moves very fast. There have been dramatic...

South Africa: govt reshuffle ushers in DoC’s 4th Minister under Zuma

On Tuesday 09 July 2013 South African President Jacob Zuma announced a cabinet reshuffle, resulting in the end of Dina Pule’s tenure as Communications Minister and the appointment of her replacement, Minister Yunus Carrim. On Talk Radio 702 political analysts and media representatives...

South Africa: renewed call for audit of radio spectrum use

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is once again calling on the Department of Communications to release information relating to progress made in auditing the use of radio frequency spectrum in South Africa. “Spectrum is a resource that needs to...

South Africa: Durban gets ready for its exclusive Internet namespace

The application for an exclusive Internet namespace for Durban (under the dotDurban domain) has passed the initial evaluation phase of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). That is according to ZADNA (the .ZA Domain Name Authority) which...

Tellumat warns of repercussions with DoC-e.tv court ruling

Tellumat, the South African contract manufacturing, communications and defence group, has raised concerns over the recent finding of the South Gauteng high court for e.tv against the Department of Communications. The free-to-air channel successfully argued that the DOC could not...

“SA IT industry moving backwards” – Knott-Craig

At the Department of Communications’ policy colloquium in Midrand, new Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig said that South Africa is moving into dangerous territory where IT and telecommunications are taking a back seat in terms of development. “In the early...

DoC to host Kaleidoscope Academic Conference

The Department of Communications (DoC), in partnership with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), is hosting the annual Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, which will take place at UCT from the 12-15 December 2011. The conference...

Internet Governance fosters Africa’s development

South Africa's Minister of Communications, Roy Padayachie today addressed the High Level Ministerial Forum on Internet Governance taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on 26 September 2011. The Ministerial Forum, which is the first in a series of high level ministerial...
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R500 Million Investment to Enhance Broadband in SA Townships

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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