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State is blind on SA’s plight

The move from an analogue TV signal was supposed to have been done by 2011, and it seems the legal actions ag

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The move from an analogue TV signal was supposed to have been done by 2011, and it seems the legal actions against the government may not be over yet. The Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy for South Africa was gazetted on 8 September, 2008. At the time, then communications minister Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri noted the “looming switch-on date on 1 November, 2008 requires us to work at a lighting speed concomitant with our business unusual strategy”. Nearly 14 years of court cases and fumbling later, despite what incumbent Communications Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni wants, the system is plainly far from ready. When…

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