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Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said the communications regulator will consider releasing temporary spectrum relief to those that must provide communications services during lockdown.
The agreement comes after Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane met with Sentech, the National Community Radio Forum and other stakeholders.
The department of telecommunications and postal services came in for severe criticism in parliament on Wednesday as it laid bare its plans to revive itself.
The final broadcast digital migration policy will be published in the Government Gazette next week, the communications department has said.
CWU says Sentech's claims about the unaffordability of workers' wage demands are misleading.
Communication Workers' Union members at Sentech have gone on strike over benefits and wage increases, CWU general secretary Thabo Mogalane says.
SABC channels will soon be broadcast on signal distributor Sentech's direct to home satellite platform.
The communications department should present its new plan for the proposed wireless broadband roll-out to Parliament the DA says.
Communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane has announced that Sentech executive Aldred Dreyer will head up a new Project Management Office to handle the country's stop-start migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.
The department of telecommunications and postal services has started to accelerate the rationalisation of state-owned entities to save money, says a minister.
Only 3 600 e.tv viewers along South Africa’s borders face having their television signals disrupted after the country missed an international digital migration deadline.
A wage strike by Sentech employees affiliated to the Communication Workers Union has ended, the company has said.
Operations have been stable at Sentech following strike action by members of the Communication Workers Union.
The agreement between the SABC and Sentech to broadcast on the signal distributor's direct to home satellite platform is ground-breaking, the Communication Workers' Union says
The signing of a memorandum of understanding between e.tv and transmission provider Sentech will allow the launch of new multiple channels on its digital terrestrial television platform
The launch of digital terrestrial transmission will create an opportunity for the local content industry to flourish, Communications Minister Dina Pule says.
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