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Workshop hosted to assess SA’s strength and weaknesses ahead of DTT launch

As industry prepares for the launch of South Africa’s digital terrestrial migration, the South African Communications Forum (SACF) hosted a workshop to determine the country’s readiness in terms of compliance of set-top boxes [STBs] and access to funding. The workshop, held in Pretoria, on Wednesday, aimed to assess industry’s strengths and weaknesses, test the readiness of the sector, and close the gaps for a successful roll-out of the long-awaited digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform.

Nzimande outines plans for new R1bn medical university

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has outlined plans for the development of a new health and allied sciences university into which the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) campus of the University of Limpopo, located in Ga-Rankuwa, will be incorporated. This followed the completion of report and recommendations by a joint technical task team appointed by the Minister in July last year to advise himself and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on the unbundling and incorporation process of the university.