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SABC spends R3 million on a choir to sing Hlaudi’s praises

Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, has revealed in a reply to a parliamentary question that the SABC spends R3 million a year on its own choir.   It was also revealed that the choir has been known to sing songs of praise for SABC Chief Operations Officer (COO), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, in staff meetings, with the lyrics “Hlaudi…

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Urgent joint sitting required on National Treasury withholding equitable share

The Democratic Alliance has written to the Chairpersons of the Finance, Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Public Enterprises and Water & Sanitation Portfolio Committees to again request an urgent joint sitting of both Portfolio Committee’s to discuss the withholding of equitable share grants to local government municipalities.   We will also write to the…

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Doctors of SAPO rake in millions while SAPO haemorrhages

While this isn’t the Health debate, I want to talk about four doctors and a very sick patient – the South African Post Office. The first doctor is SAPO’s appointed Administrator, Dr Simo Lushaba, who says he’ll turn a loss of R1,2 billion for 2015, to a loss of R102 million for 2016, and then…

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Bridging the digital divide at dial-up speed

For South Africa’s ICT sector the past year has been its most exasperating since the dawn of democracy. For more than two decades stakeholders have participated in workshops, forums and policy reviews – often with high-powered international players – to advise the ANC how to make our nation the ICT powerhouse of Africa. Through the…

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