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Veil of secrecy over Multichoice’s ANN7 deals continues, seemingly aided by Parliament

Please find attached a soundbite by the DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme MP. Multichoice has this month refused the DA’s request for the full report on its payments to ANN7 allegedly to influence government policy on digital migration in its favour. Multichoice states that it is under no legal obligation to make the report public, and furthermore…

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DA submits PAIA application for Multichoice report into ANN7 deal

The DA has today submitted an application to Multichoice in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to request the full report it relied on for terminating its contract with Gupta-owned ANN7. The report compiled by MultiChoice’s Audit and Risk Committee must be made available to the public in the interest of…

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MDDA Chairperson must be suspended immediately

The DA calls on the Minister of Communications, Ayanda Dlodlo, to immediately suspend the Chairperson of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), Phelisa Nkomo. The Minister has recently stated that she cannot suspend the Chairperson based on rumours. These are no longer rumours, the DA now has proof of the Chairperson’s misconduct. Following a…

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DA to submit PAIA application for documents on proposed R3 bn SABC bailout

Note to Editors: Please find attached a soundbite by the DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme MP.        The DA will today submit an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to the Department of Communications, to gain access to the full application and motivation for the SABC’s…

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DA requests Public Protector to probe R1,3 billion Set-Top Box tender

The DA has lodged a request with the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to investigate possible corruption in the process undertaken by the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) to procure 1,5 million government-sponsored Set-Top Boxes (STBs), satellite dishes and antennae at a cost of R1,3 billion. Depending on the Public Protector’s…

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