Public hearings on DBSA bill to begin

2014-07-08 20:00

Parliament is set to hold public hearings on the bill that seeks to extend the mandate of the Development Bank of Southern Africa across the continent.

SABC top jobs remain a mystery

2014-07-02 20:41

There has been little action in appointing a new chief executive officer or chief financial officer at the SABC, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says.

Vodacom eyes 2.6GHz for 4G spectrum

2014-05-19 11:20

The critical shortage of mobile broadband spectrum will limit the ability of mobile operators to roll out high speed data networks, and Vodacom has said that it is in discussion with the government on solutions.

Carrim welcomes Usaasa probe

2014-03-27 19:14

Communication Minister Yunus Carrim has welcomed a Special Investigating Unit probe on the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA.

Carrim lauded by Mwasa

2014-02-28 10:02

The speedy reaction by Communications Minister Yunus Carrim to the damning findings by the public protector against SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been welcomed by Mwasa.

SABC to seek advice on Madonsela report

2014-02-20 21:35

The SABC will seek legal advice on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on the organisation, the company has said.

Madonsela's SABC report: Carrim must decide

2014-02-17 23:31

The public protector's report on SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be studied, the communications ministry has said.

SABC boss calls it quits

2014-02-03 14:46

SABC CEO Lulama Mokhobo has resigned for personal reasons, ahead of the release of a potentially damning report by the public protector on mismanagement.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

Carrim: SABC report to stay confidential

2013-12-03 19:44

Communications Minister Yunus Carrim wants to brief MPs in a closed meeting on the contents of a Special Investigating Unit report on financial irregularities at the SABC.

Minister gets SABC report

2013-11-25 22:14

Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says he has received the public protector's provisional report into alleged maladministration at the SABC.

Pule under fire over deadline - report

2013-11-07 18:41

Former communications minister Dina Pule has been taken to task by the Constitutional Court for failing to meet a court deadline to remedy the SA Post Office Act.

SA gets online security council

2013-10-15 21:54

Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council.

SABC repays R1bn loan

2013-10-04 20:14

The SABC has paid off its R1bn government guaranteed loan to Nedbank, that was granted in 2009 after the broadcaster reported cash flow problems.

SABC choir shocker

2013-09-17 11:19

The SABC’s in-house choir costs the South African public broadcaster R2m per year, according to Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim.

Taxpayers fork out R1m for Pule's legal bill

2013-09-13 16:05

Taxpayers have had cough up over R1m for axed communications minister Dina Pule's legal fees and this figure could rise even further.

New legislation could change face of SA TV

2013-08-22 15:02

The South African government has its sight set on premium TV content in SA with plans to introduce legislation to prevent one broadcaster from having access to all premium television.

Zuma launches new SABC channel

2013-08-02 07:36

President Jacob Zuma has become the first guest to be interviewed on the SABC's 24-hour news television channel, and encouraged the broadcaster to focus on positive stories.

Carrim meets SABC board

2013-07-17 20:23

Newly-appointed Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has met the SABC board and addressed the staff.

Public patience runs dry with SABC

2013-07-11 17:18

The SA public has reached the limit of its patience with the SABC and swift improvement is urgently needed, says the new minister of communications Yunus Carrim.

New ministers sworn in

2013-07-10 17:48

New ministers and deputy ministers have been sworn in at the Sefako Makgatho presidential guest house in Pretoria.

New minister must scrap tolls - DA

2013-07-10 11:13

The newly-appointed transport minister must put an end to the controversial e-tolling project, the Democratic Alliance says.

Cabinet reshuffle welcomed

2013-07-09 20:15

President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle announcement has been welcomed across the country, with many offering support to the new Cabinet members.

SABC TV licence fees going up

2013-07-09 16:32

The SABC has announced a licence fee hike of 6%, raising the cost of an annual SABC TV licence to R265 from 1 September.

Major overhaul for municipalities

2011-05-17 08:01

The co-operative governance department is reportedly preparing new legislation to link the powers of municipalities to their ability to deliver.


No basis to suspend Motsoeneng, says SABC

2014-07-05 07:25

There is no basis to suspend controversial SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, SABC board chairperson Zandile Tshabalala has said

SIU takes case to court

2014-06-22 09:00

The Special Investigative Unit has taken one of its cases to court in a bid to remove the chief executive of the Universal Service Access Agency of South Africa, Zami Nkosi, from his post.

Carrim: Costs of communicating have to drop

2014-04-23 15:41

The government remains fully supportive of Icasa's work, because the costs of communicating have to drop, says Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.

MultiChoice, govt clash over decoder row

2014-03-24 08:48

The war of words between MultiChoice and the government shows little sign of abating as the issue of set top box control becomes critical ahead of SA's migration to digital TV.

SABC report discussed with Carrim

2014-02-27 21:04

The SABC board and the communications ministry have met to discuss issues including the public protector's report on the public broadcaster.

Motsoeneng to act on Madonsela report

2014-02-20 20:38

SABC acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will act on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report as soon as his employers decide on his fate, his lawyer has said.

SABC to study protector's report

2014-02-17 21:14

The SABC will analyse Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report, which found its acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng had operated above the law.

Access definition lies

2014-01-30 09:45

The illusion of universal access is a lesson for SA broadband, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Decision due in Post Office case

2013-12-04 19:43

The Constitutional Court will decide whether to postpone a case involving the Post Office retirement fund.

SABC COO battle may soon be resolved

2013-11-26 09:46

The chief operating officer position at the SABC may be advertised soon, Communications Minister Yunnis Carrim has said.

Concourt dismisses Carrim's application

2013-11-07 22:57

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by Communications Minister Yunus Carrim for an extension of a court deadline to remedy the SA Post Office Act.

Pule officials probed

2013-10-22 22:31

A Public Service Commission probe will determine the fate of officials involved in an alleged cover-up involving former minister Dina Pule, Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says.

Molefe claims SABC misled Parliament

2013-10-06 09:21

Lawyers representing suspended head of SABC news and current affairs, Phil Molefe, have accused the SABC of misleading Parliament for claiming it gave Molefe a golden handshake of R2.4m earlier this year.

SABC news chief got R2.4m

2013-09-29 14:34

It has been reported that the SABC’s former news and current affairs chief Phil Molefe was given a R2.4m golden handshake.

Ex-minister's R1.2m in legal fees

2013-09-15 08:01

Former communications minister Dina Pule has incurred almost R1.2m in legal fees in three matters that include her defence before the Press Ombudsman, Parliament's joint ethics committee and the public protector.

Cosatu 'shocked' by SABC audit report

2013-09-11 22:23

Cosatu has expressed shock at the auditor general's disclaimer audit report on the SABC.

SA faces satellite TV explosion

2013-08-04 15:45

With South Africa being on the brink of a broadcasting explosion, the sector is not prepared to wait for the government's DTT migration, according to reports.

SABC launches 24-hour news channel

2013-08-01 19:01

The SABC's 24-hour television news channel has been launched to coincide with the broadcaster's birthday.

Carrim to move swiftly

2013-07-10 22:12

Urgent measures will be introduced to turn around the information and communication sector, newly-appointed Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says.

Hard work ahead for new ministers - union

2013-07-10 16:31

The new ministers appointed by President Jacob Zuma must turn their departments around, trade union Nehawu says.

Zuma failed to address problems - IFPYB

2013-07-09 21:57

President Jacob Zuma did not address all the problems facing South Africans in his Cabinet reshuffle, IFP Youth Brigade chair Mkhuleko Hlengwa says.

Zuma repositions himself ahead of 2014

2013-07-09 17:42

With less than a year to go to the 2014 elections, President Jacob Zuma has axed allies and ousted Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Minister apologises for delivery woes

2012-04-04 14:45

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Yunus Carrim has apologised at a ratepayers’ meeting to Pietermaritzburg residents for the government’s failure to roll out services.

Local govt not only culprit - Carrim

2010-10-04 15:39

The local sphere of government is not the only culprit in service delivery failures which result in violent protests, says the Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance Yunus Carrim.

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