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UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown

The university is also surveying its students to ascertain what kind of support they need to be able to participate in online learning

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi fires back at former CEO Jimi Matthews over ‘suspicious’ timing of SABC resignation

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says her ministry has full confidence in the board of the SABC.

State’s new propaganda plan to hurt media budgets

President Jacob Zuma's administration has a new propaganda plan that includes establishing a government TV news channel.

FPB earmarks R8m to censor online

The Film and Publications Board plans to spend over R8-million a year to police YouTube, but is about to have its child pornography wings clipped.

Brand SA wants its bucks back

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi's panel bled cash from a state entity tasked with polishing SA's image, and it wants her to pay back the money.

Minister of spin out of control

Faith Muthambi's communications department is riven with dissent and has not been able to fulfil its mandate.

SIU to probe communications tender

The Special Investigating Unit will probe the validity of a tender awarded by the department of communications, says the presidency.

What the ‘universal’ water access lie taught us about broadband

The communication department has set a target of "universal" broadband access. But if it is similar to our water access, it won't be universal at all.

Pule found guilty of breaching code of conduct

Axed communications minister Dina Pule has been found guilty of improperly benefiting her lover and faces the maximum penalties allowed by Parliament.

Computers donated in Heideveld

The department of communications donated computers to launch a computer-resource centre in Heideveld, Cape Town, last week.

New e-skills network launched

Minister of Communications Dina Pule last week launched a government institution that is designed to build e-readiness throughout South Africa.

Connecting more to the people

Big plans will get South Africans talking more, seeing more and knowing more

Pule wants in on SABC board appointments

Communications Minister Dina Pule wants to be involved in the process of appointing the South African Broadcasting Corporation board members.

Pule’s department warns against Sunday Times … again

Allegations in the Sunday Times of extravagant spending by Communications Minister Dina Pule will not stick, the department has said.

Sunday Times turns the tables on Dina Pule

Sunday Times editor Phylicia Oppelt has defended her investigations team against allegations made by Communications Minister Dina Pule.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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