Postbank soon a retail bank

2012-08-07 09:50

The SA Postbank will be operating as a retail bank from early next year when it receives its banking licence.

Tributes for Padayachie

2012-05-09 16:40

Glowing tributes have marked the funeral service of public service and administration minister Roy Padayachiee in Durban.


President Jacob Zuma paid his last respects by visiting the family and Durban home of Minister Roy Padayachie who died at the weekend. Zuma said the country and the ANC has been dealt a major blow by his death.

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ANCWL salutes members who have died

2012-05-07 17:24

Flags have flown fly at half-mast across the country to honour three ANC members who have died in the past week, says the ANC Women's League.

Official funeral for Roy Padayachie

2012-05-05 19:18

Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie would be honoured with a category one official funeral, the presidency says.

Tributes pour in for Roy Padayachie

2012-05-05 12:36

President Jacob Zuma says no words can express the loss the country feels following Roy Padayachie's sudden death.

Cabinet minister Roy Padayachie dies

2012-05-05 07:26

Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie has died during an official visit to Ethiopia, the government has confirmed.

Zuma replaces ministers

2011-10-24 16:37

President Jacob Zuma has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, sacking two ministers who've been in Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's firing line.

'SA won’t regulate BlackBerry chat'

2011-09-08 10:10

The government has no intention of clamping down on BlackBerry's Messenger service, Communications Minister Roy Padayachie says.

Car hire costs unavoidable - minister

2011-07-25 22:09

Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi has spent R360 000 on car rentals since March last year for "unavoidable" reasons, he says.

SA keen to keep Vodacom stake

2011-05-31 15:31

The government will not get rid of its 13% slice of Vodacom as it is a significant contributor to the fiscus says the communications minister.

Icasa red-faced in parliament

2011-03-22 11:59

Councillors of regulator Icasa have had to apologise to MPs for creating confusion with their documentation.

Govt to unbundle local loop in 2011

2011-03-01 06:37

Government may possibly unbundle the local telecommunications loop only in urban areas, in order to focus on better service delivery in rural areas.

Mokoetle denies R30m settlement

2011-01-20 14:09

Embattled former SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle has denied a settlement of R30m following his resignation.

SA adopts DVB-T2 digital TV standard

2011-01-14 11:32

SA will adopt the digital television standard DVB-T2 and the country will complete the process of migrating from analogue to digital television by 2012.

Telkom dossier troubles minister

2010-12-13 12:40

Communications Minister Roy Padayachie says he is concerned about claims of corruption and urges Telkom's board to deal swiftly with the allegations.

Withdraw draft broadcasting bill - DA

2010-11-15 13:14

The DA has called for the draft public service broadcasting bill to be unconditionally withdrawn, as MNet and MultiChoice have joined other stakeholders in calling for the draft bill to only focus on the SABC.

Minister pledges support to SABC board

2010-11-10 21:33

Newly appointed Communications Minister Roy Padayachie has pledged to support the SABC's embattled board members as they try to resolve instability at the broadcaster.

New Cabinet members sworn in

2010-11-01 18:01

New members of President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet, including 12 new deputy ministers, have been sworn in at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria

Govt committed to solving wage dispute

2010-08-17 16:36

Government will make every effort to meet public sector pay demands, says Deputy Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie.


Sisulu didn't cry, spokesperson says

2012-06-14 16:21

An online article claiming Lindiwe Sisulu cried upon learning she would no longer be defence minister was a "fabrication", her spokesperson says.

Zuma visits Roy Padayachie's widow

2012-05-09 09:25

President Jacob Zuma has visited the widow of late Cabinet minister Roy Padayachie, saying his death is a “huge loss” for the ANC and the country.

Padayachie was gallant, Mogoeng says

2012-05-08 21:53

Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie served South Africa with "gallantry", Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

Roy Padayachie's funeral on Wednesday

2012-05-07 13:05

The official funeral of late Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie will take place at the Sahara Kingsmead Stadium in Durban, the presidency says.

Roy Padayachie's body returns to SA

2012-05-05 18:32

The body of Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie has arrived back in South Africa from Ethiopia and handed over to his family, the presidency says.

Padayachie 'a committed patriot'

2012-05-05 09:20

Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie was a committed patriot who died without scandal in the service of his country, his deputy says.

Single public service 'not unconstitutional'

2012-02-21 08:26

There is no need to change the Constitution to create a single public service, but the process is dauntingly complex, Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie says.

DoC says spectrum not black and white

2011-10-03 22:21

The department of communications has reiterated its challenge to ensure fair competition in the allocation of scarce radio frequency spectrum.

DA wants broadcasting bill scrapped

2011-09-02 21:03

The proposed public service broadcasting bill does not warrant a discussion and should be scrapped, the Democratic Alliance says.

Minister denies interference at SABC

2011-07-08 22:14

Reports of Communication Minister Roy Padayachie interfering in the running of the SABC are without basis, the ministry says.

SA's ICT market boasts growth to R179bn

2011-05-31 12:48

The information and communication technologies sector touched R179bn last year and is expected to expand steadily, says Communications Minister Roy Padayachie.

ICT to play job-creation role: minister

2011-02-25 17:55

Telecommunications companies should contribute to job creation given the huge growth in their market, says communications minister Roy Padayachie.

SA digital TV announcement welcomed

2011-01-14 15:33

The announcement by Communications Minister Roy Padayachie that SA will adopt the DVB-T2 standard for digital migration has been welcomed.

SA to adopt European TV standard: report

2011-01-04 11:54

Techcentral reports the cabinet has endorsed the European standard for digital terrestrial television, ending uncertainty over which format it would choose.

Broadcasting bill on hold

2010-11-22 12:22

Communications Minister Roy Padayachie has reportedly withdrawn the draft public service broadcasting bill pending further consultation, and wants to consider new funding models for the SABC.

Padayachie aims to stabilise SABC

2010-11-11 16:06

Newly appointed Communications Minister Roy Padayachie has aimed to stabilise the troubled national broadcaster, and fill all vacancies within his department.

Cabinet reshuffle positive - DA

2010-10-31 21:23

President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle is a positive indication of "renewed focus on accountability", says the DA.

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