R2.4-billion digital TV set-top box project has stalled

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R2.4-billion digital TV set-top box project has stalled

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan has said that while Cabinet approved R2.4 billion for the procurement of 5 million set top boxes, the project has been delayed.
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So another huge ANC failure. Time that they import honest people with brains that can think, plan and bring projects to conclusion in their ranks as for the moment it seems they just cannot do anything without either failure or total corruption involved.
 

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#ProudlyBrougtToYouByTheANC

So another huge ANC failure. Time that they import honest people with brains that can think, plan and bring projects to conclusion in their ranks as for the moment it seems they just cannot do anything without either failure or total corruption involved.
I just wish these failures would start affecting the masses :mad: That way they can finally lose the votes they don't deserve!
 

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I just wish these failures would start affecting the masses :mad: That way they can finally lose the votes they don't deserve!
Will NEVER happen as the brainless are rife in this one. Just look at ZIM and relish in the know at where we are heading!
 

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Let's reinvent the wheel again , only this time we will make it square.
 

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We could just cut to the chase...EFT a couple of million to the relevant tenderpreneurs, another couple of million marked for corruption and then scrap the project as a failure.

Why on earth do we even need set top boxes? Its like the submarines we bought. Or the fighter. Or frigates. There is no demand & no use for it. Yet somehow a 2.4bn project is made out of it. Really there is only one reason why. So do the EFTs above and call it a day.
 

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The sad part of it is that this affects the roll-out of LTE.
 

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The frequencies used by the analogue TV channels are designated to be used for LTE.

If the digital TV systems are held up, then analogue TV will continue for a longer period, and the frequency slots won't be available for LTE.
 

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The frequencies used by the analogue TV channels are designated to be used for LTE.

If the digital TV systems are held up, then analogue TV will continue for a longer period, and the frequency slots won't be available for LTE.
I see. THanks for explaining.
 

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Make settop boxes which have controls but the control must be OFF. It can only be changed by government regulation with industry participation, subject to court reviews, or act of parliament. As far as production goes where is the problem in that?
 

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South Africa is in the process of migrating from analogue broadcasts to digital terrestrial television*
to be "in the process of", shouldn't you have at least started?
 

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well since it's going to be DVB-T2 there are loads of devices out there supporting it pvr style
 

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This has resulted in significant delays in the project, and nothing has been achieved to date.
YAAAPPFBTT .. yet another ANC abortion proudly paid for by the taxpayer!

I have snails in my garden who'd do a better job of running this country.
 

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They are advertising the digital TV on loads of LCD screens at the ORTambo airport. Including the huge one as you walk out of the international arrivals. It is very expensive to advertise at the airport
 
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