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USAASA progress; International Agreements; MDDA board vacancies; with Deputy Minister
3 Dec 2019
The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa provided a progress update on the Broadcast Digital Migration project. The Minister is finalising the new BDM delivery model for Cabinet approval. In January 2019, installations contracts expired and the decoder rollout halted. USAASA has halted the BDM implementation and procurement ...
PC Communications: SITA financial statements, governance challenges & operational action plan to respond to matters raised by AG; Department on ICASA Councillor Performance Agreements, with Minister
26 Nov 2019
The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) indicated that the entity received an unqualified opinion with material findings. The Auditor-General (AG) had found that there was R13.6 billion expenditure on State Information ...
SA Post Office (SAPO) progress report; Department response to Committee recommendations
12 Nov 2019
The Portfolio Committee welcomed new board members of the South African Post Office who were inducted on 1 November. The SAPO board chairperson said that the post office is emerging from a long winter. SAPO had previously not been performing well, its investment is under threat and its sustainability is ...
ICASA Council vacancies: programme approval
6 Nov 2019
Programme for Subcommittee on ICASA Council vacancies not yet available to public
The Subcommittee dealing with the ICASA Council vacancies met to discuss the programme for shortlisting the candidates for interview and finally recommendation for appointment. The Committee Secretary said that 75 candidates had been found to meet the basic ...
Appointment process of ICASA Councillors; Communications & Telecommunications BRRRs
22 Oct 2019
Available here once adopted: BRRR 2019
The Portfolio Committee on Communications met on 22 October 2019 to discuss three matters: the adoption of the Budgetary Review and Recommendations Reports for the Departments of Communications and Telecommunications & Postal Services; consideration of the 1st Quarterly Reports for the two departments; ...
The Portfolio Committee on Communications was briefed on the annual financial and performance reports of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and other entities. These included the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Sentech, the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), Broadband Infraco (BBI), the Universal Service ...
Defence and Military Veterans
Audit outcomes: AGSA briefing on the portfolio; Department of Military Veterans 2018/19 Annual Report
9 Oct 2019
The Committee was briefed by the office of the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA) on the Auditor General’s inputs for the budgetary review and recommendations report on the Department of Defence (DoD) and the Department of Military Veterans (DMV).
The portfolio in 2019/19 comprised four entities, ...
The Committee received a briefing from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the audit findings of the Department of Communication (DoC) and the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services (DTPS) and entities reporting to the two departments. Members were also briefed by the Departments of Communications ...
SIU on SABC investigations; ICASA Quarter 1 performance; with Minister
10 Sep 2019
The Committee welcomed progress made in the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigations into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in line with two presidential proclamations, R29 of 2017 and R19 of 2018. Two contracts to the value of over R100 million were found to be irregular and set aside by ...
Department of Communications & DTPC Quarter 1 performance, with Minister
3 Sep 2019
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams spoke to why Post Office CEO, Mr Mark Barnes, resigned. She spoke about the requested aid to SABC and Treasury requirements before any extra funding could be approved. The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services had achieved 95% of its targets. The 5% underachievement was for SA ...