Mrs Marian Robin Shinn

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Marian Robin Shinn

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  • NOTICES OF MOTION 3 Mar 2015

    House Chairperson, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House debates regulatory incentives, innovative taxation methods, and reducing bureaucracy in all spheres of government to accelerate the rate of broadband implementation in South Africa.

  • LEGAL NIGHTMARE IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SECTOR (Member's Statement) 26 Feb 2015

    Chair, a legal nightmare for the information and communications technology sector was created eight months ago when President Zuma split asunder the Department of Communications to create a broadcasting empire for a loyal cadre. This led to a turf war over which department is responsible for the much delayed transition ...

  • Appropriation Bill 16 Jul 2014

    Chairperson and hon colleagues, travelling South Africa's information and communications technology highway this past year has been bizarre. We have gone from muddling along with the third Minister in as many years, to acceleration that blew your hair back with former Minister Carrim in the driving seat, to suddenly ...

  • Consideration Of Recommendation Of Candidate For Appointment To Public Service Commission 12 Mar 2014

    Hon colleagues, many times during the lifespan of this Parliament you have endorsed the names of many ANC cronies to serve on SABC boards and the public broadcaster, which has been in crisis for eight years, is none the better for it. This House, because it is ANC majority and ...

  • Consideration Of Recommendation For Appointment To Fill A Vacancy On The Media Development And Diversity Agency, Mdda, Board 12 Mar 2014

    Hon colleagues, once again the ANC members of the Portfolio Committee on Communications have chosen a down-on-his-luck crony to fill a vacancy on one of the government entities that reports to Parliament. The two best candidates we interviewed, who were short-listed by all parties on the committee, were not even ...

  • Ministers: 5 Mar 2014

    Hon Minister, the catalyst in the sordid affair, Mothibi Rammusi, is a former employee of the Department of Communications. His crony in crime, Zami Nkosi, is the CEO of Usaasa and a former work colleague of Usaasa's chairperson, Phumla Radebe. Perhaps they honed their opportunistic skills at the knees ...

  • Electronic Communications Amendment Bill (Second Reading Debate) 12 Nov 2013

    Hon colleagues, that the Department of Communications wants to have more control over the ICT sector is no secret. Its attempt last year to impose new draconian laws and create entities that would give it the controlling heights of this dynamic and innovative sector was rightly nipped in the bud ...

  • Consideration Of Request For Recommendation Of Candidate To Fill A Vacancy On Media Development And Diversity Agency (Mdda) Board 12 Nov 2013

    Hon colleagues, I live in hope that one day the ANC will recognise that there are many appropriately skilled and committed South Africans who can contribute ideas, experience and enthusiasm to help our government entities fulfil their mandates.

    Once again the Portfolio Committee on Communications has rejected the best candidate ...

  • Independent Communications Authority Of South Africa Amendment Bill (Second Reading Debate) 7 Nov 2013

    Hon colleagues, the legislation before this House today was, in the main, positively received by most of the ICT industry stakeholders who commented on the draft. This supportive frame of mind was an expression of relief that the department had seen sense and radically revised the original Bill that was ...

  • Consideration Of Recommendation For Appointment Of 12 Nonexecutive Members Of The Sa Broadcasting Corporation Board 19 Sep 2013

    Hon colleagues, today this House is poised to betray South African's right to freedom of expression, journalistic and creative independence through our public broadcaster. They are rights that are fundamental to the SABC Charter and enshrined in the Constitution. We are about to endorse the ANC's choice for ...