Mrs Marian Robin Shinn

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Marian Robin Shinn

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  • SA Connect progress report 12 Mar 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked about the danger that USAASA (Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa) and SA Connect overlapping in their work. Was USAASA’s work totally different or how were the two integrated? Were the same installers being used by USAASA and SA Connect? What was ...
  • SAPO update on social grants and backlog challenges 5 Mar 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked that since SASSA business had been secured and universal service obligations had been funded, was any other business needed? Could SAPO operate profitably with just that government business? Public-private partnerships seemed an afterthought when looking at the budget. Had government as shareholder not bought into ...
  • Cost to Communicate: ICASA briefing 26 Feb 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) highlighted that she had a problem with the Committee using its time to discuss and issue which belongs to another committee. Although it is a very serious issue, it is not the responsibility of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services to deal with the ...
  • Department Telecommunications and Postal Services: Mar-Dec 2018 performance 19 Feb 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked why the National Employment Coordination Centre existed. On slide 6, on funding for phase 2 of the SMS, can you please explain the difficulty being had in coming up with figures for this? On SA Connect, she would have thought that Treasury has some challenges ...
  • Communications Amendment Bill: adoption & Department report-back on committee recommendations; Legacy & Annual Report 12 Feb 2019

    Ms M Shinn (DA) thanked the Minister on her decision to withdraw the bill and for recognising the role of industry as the main driver of the sector. She asked if the wireless open-access network (WOAN) and the Rapid Deployment Program would be withdrawn entirely and whether ICASA’s independence ...
  • Electronic Communications Amendment Bill: discussion 4 Dec 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) said her understanding was that the bill was in disarray, and needed to be withdrawn. She asked that ICASA be focussed on the allocation of the high demand spectrum and that the concerns of the offtake of network operators should be resolved quickly.
  • Electronic Communications Amendments Bill: public hearings 30 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked why there was a need to split the network into wholesale and retail. What value would WOAN add to the SA market? She was concerned that the WOAN would become a monopoly. Was WOAN going to be a reseller of spectrum and if so, why ...
  • Electronic Communications Amendments Bill: public hearings 29 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) said as Members of the outgoing Committee, they had an onerous obligation to put forward a plan for the next Committee on how to progress on the Bill. She highlighted that the Committee owed the next Committee a comprehensive report on all the inputs gathered from ...
  • Electronic Communications Amendment Bill: public hearings 27 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) asked if SENTECH wanted WOAN to be an SOE and if so why.
  • Electronic Communications Amendments Bill: public hearings 26 Nov 2018

    Ms M Shinn (DA) said that Research ICT Africa had submitted comments on the draft Bill and wanted to know why the organisation had not submitted comments to the ECA Bill. She asked whether there would be competition if ICASA was properly empowered and resourced, and if the objectives of ...