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  1. Jan

    Toto Consortium offers to buy government out of Telkom

    Investment firm offers R7 billion to buy out government's Telkom shares The South African government received an unsolicited bid for its 40.5% stake in Telkom SA SOC Ltd., following an announcement that MTN Group Ltd. is planning to acquire part of the carrier. Investment firm Toto Consortium...
  2. Jan

    Association of Comms and Technology launched

    South African network operators and minister launch the Association of Communications and Technology Nomvuyiso Batyi, in partnership with various executives from South Africa's telecommunications industry, launched the Association of Communications and Technologies (ACT) on Thursday, 11 August...
  3. Jan

    ANC says South Africa needs roadmap to shut down 2G and 3G

    The ANC's plan to shut down South Africa's 2G and 3G networks The ANC wants South Africa to start working on an official timeline to shut down 2G and 3G connectivity to modernise the country's mobile networks. That is according to Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, ANC member and South Africa's...
  4. Jan

    ANC supports replacing SABC TV Licences with household levy

    ANC wants to replace TV Licences with a tax to fund the SABC Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni revealed that the African National Congress (ANC) wants the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to scrap TV licence fees in favour of a broadcasting household levy. During a...
  5. Jan

    Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video must be regulated - ANC

    ANC wants to regulate Netflix and Disney+ in South Africa The ANC has proposed that South Africa develop a governance framework that allows domestic broadcasters to compete on fair terms with big international players like Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video. This includes regulations on...
  6. Jan

    DigiTech "app store" didn't cost anything to design and develop, says comms minister

    Minister claims South African DigiTech "app store" didn't cost a cent Communications minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has revealed that their DigiTech "app store" to showcase South African innovation was designed and developed by the State Information Technology Agency. She also acknowledged...
  7. Jan

    Minister announces new analogue switch-off plan after ConCourt loss

    South Africa's new plan to switch off analogue TV and release mobile network capacity Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says a new date for South Africa's analogue switch-off will be announced after September 2022. The Constitutional Court declared the department's 30 June 2022...
  8. Jan

    SABC's plan to replace TV licences with a tax - and make MultiChoice collect it

    Goodbye TV Licence — South Africans say no to paying for SABC The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has a significant problem collecting TV licence fees. Even its registered users are refusing to pay them. The broadcaster had a TV licence fee evasion rate of 82% in 2021 — up from...
  9. Jan

    "We can't leave South Africa's fate in the hands of profit-driven network operators"

    South Africa getting state digital infrastructure company — with a new spectrum policy Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced that the South African government plans to give radio frequency spectrum to a state digital infrastructure company. Ntshavheni’s announcement adds a...
  10. Jan

    Minister promises analogue TV switch-off still set for 30 June

    South Africa's analogue TV switch-off on track for 30 June South Africa's last remaining analogue TV signals are ready to be switched off, and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is waiting for confirmation from the Constitutional Court for the final switch-off...
  11. Jan

    When South Africa will deliver plan for 10GB free household data

    10GB free data for every household — South Africa working on a plan South Africa's communications and digital technology department will table a plan to provide households with free basic data by the end-July for public comment. Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni revealed that the...
  12. Jan

    Government to ban sale of 2G devices by February 2023

    South Africa is going to ban the sale of 2G devices South Africa will ban the importation and distribution of 2G devices by end-February 2023, communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced. Speaking at the 2022 World Telecommunication Development Conference in Kigali, Rwanda...
  13. Jan

    Rain trialled businesses services and is ready to launch

    Rain ready to launch business products — but TV stations need to climb out of its spectrum Rain is trialling new products and packages for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However, it can't launch until South African broadcasters switch off their analogue TV signals. "Rain will bring a...
  14. Jan

    SABC must submit plan for making money from digital TV - Minister

    SABC must explain how it's going to make money — besides TV licences Communications minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has given the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until 30 June 2022 to explain how it plans on generating more revenue. She also said her department is working with...
  15. Jan

    Department of communications blew R15.3 million on hotels in three years

    Communications ministers blew R3.6 million on hotels in three years South Africa's two most recent communications ministers spent more than R3.6 million on accommodation in the past three years. That was revealed in a reply from the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies to a...
  16. Jan

    Another year, another digital TV deadline missed

    Digital TV in South Africa nearly 11 years late South Africa's digital migration is nearly 11 years behind schedule, with the government missing its initial November 2011 deadline and our commitment to the International Telecommunications Union of 17 July 2015. Digital migration is the process...
  17. Jan

    SABC bleeds viewers, reports losing R600 million over two years

    Goodbye TV licence — South Africans drop SABC and it loses R600 million The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has lost over R600 million over the past two years, attributing the loss to a decline in audience. According to a SAFM report on social media, the SABC says this is...
  18. Jan

    SABC hiring inspectors to double-check Sentech's DTT STB installations

    SABC wants to inspect Sentech's digital decoder installations The SABC is appointing independent inspectors to double-check the number and quality of government-subsidised set-top-box installations around the country, The Sunday Times reports. The publication spotted the broadcaster's tender...
  19. Jan

    10GB free data for every household in South Africa - but only by 1 April 2025

    10GB free data for every South African household — when to expect it South African communications minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, said the government would realise its plan to provide 10GB of free data to every household within the next three years. The project will be implemented in parallel...
  20. Jan

    Minister publishes Post Office Amendment Act for public comment

    Post Office shake-up — and the fight to take over online shopping deliveries Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has published the South African Post Office Amendment Bill for public comment, proposing to expand the postal agency’s duties and mandate. It also takes aim at courier...
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