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Seminar on Spectrum Management: Implications for effective Parliament oversight on policy and regulations
19 Jun 2020
The Portfolio Committee on Communications convened for a seminar on spectrum management and the implications for effective parliamentary oversight on policy and regulations. The seminar was presented by ...
(Subcommittee) MDDA Board Interviews Day 4
29 May 2020
The Portfolio Committee's Interview Sub-Committee met to interview five of the shortlisted candidates for the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board vacancies. However, one of the candidate's experienced technical issues and the interview was rescheduled to the next day. Those interviewed were: Mr Dumile Mateza; Ms Tengimfene Nikelwa; Mr ...
(Subcommittee) MDDA Board Interviews Day 3
28 May 2020
The Portfolio Committee's Interview Sub-Committee met to interview four of the shortlisted candidates for the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board vacancies. However, one of the candidate's experienced technical issues and the interview was ...
ICASA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
16 May 2020
Youtube Video: ICASA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
The Portfolio Committee on Communications met with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for the presentation of its Annual Performance Plans and budget in a virtual meeting.
The entity said ...
GCIS Communication Strategy on COVID-19; with Ministry in the Presidency
8 May 2020
The Portfolio Committee on Communications was briefed by the Minister of Communications and senior management of the Departments of Communications and Telecommunication and Postal Services regarding the process of merging them into one, as well as the reconfiguration of their entities. The name of the new department would be the ...
ICASA Council vacancies: shortlisting of candidates
11 Feb 2020
The Portfolio Committee met for the adoption of the report on the filling of vacancies in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Council (ICASA). This followed a previous engagement held by the sub-committee to fulfil its duty of short-listing 20 candidates for the Council, as mandated by the Minister ...
The Committee received presentations from the Department of Communications on the Broadcasting Digital Migration programme and on the Performance Management System for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa [ICASA].
The Department reported that the deadline for digital migration has been moved to 2021 after Cabinet approval. The programme remains ...
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 ...