Nkandla style – the security excuse

Shake&Bake

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That's a very convoluted and confusing article.

Firstly - why is it a major headlining story on a Broadband and IT site?
Also the composition of the article is perplexing: From Nkandla to Seacom and then to Telkom.
I'm not finding any relevance in the 3 pieces together.
 

fdaniels

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Because in all three examples the guvment used security as an excuse for something completely unrelated to security?
 

kianm

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Article makes a lot of sense, that's or government for you
 

crackersa

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sheesh, another one of these articles. nothing is going to come out of it except that people are going to sit around and bitch like little old ladies and no....and I mean NO one is actually going to do anything about it.

welcome to South Africa. Embrace it, love it :)
 

ThinkCentre

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I like this article! I am going to apply at my local municipality to have a cattle kraal as it is only there for my security! The kraal's spinoffs will be used as a deterrent for burglars. They will be scared to fall in it so they will not come close to my house!
 

entrepr

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The article is still a follow on from Zuma's recent claim that the government is responsible for the large strides in internet in SA, when in fact they have an embarrassing history of opposing. Each time, mybb exposes more detailed history of opposition.

Opposition to a telecoms company or project (or acquisition) for security reasons is not unique to SA: Governments of Australia, India and the US have all blocked Huawei's expansion in their countries, citing security concerns. In each case there were local companies who stood to lose out from Huawei's action.
 
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