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Cwele Highlights Educational Targets in Broadband Policy

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The telecommunications and postal services minister, Siyabonga Cwele, recently reiterated South Africa’s broadband policy objectives to have all public schools equipped with electronic learning via the internet by 2020.

The minister was speaking at the handover of mobile computer labs to schools in Mpumalanga.

Comment Extended on ICT Policy Paper

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The comment period for the proposed national integrated information and communication technology (ICT) policy discussion paper was extended during December.

The discussion paper was published for comment in November 2014 with an original closing date of 15 January 2015.

Deadline for Comment on Set-Top Box Subsidies Extended

Department of Communications

The deadline for comment on the qualifying criteria for television set-top box subsidies has been extended.

According to the department of communications, the Universal Services and Access Agency (USAASA), which has to develop the criteria, has decided to extend the comment period from 30 November this year to 28 February next year.

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