SACP BACKS COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER DLODLO ON TV ENCRYPTION

by adminMay 10, 2017

Last week, Dlodlo confirmed to Eyewitness News that she would follow ANC policy on the issue after the party decided to go for an encrypted system.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it believes Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo is doing the right thing in implementing a policy of encrypted digital terrestrial television because it will allow government to provide more services to people.

Last week, Dlodlo confirmed to Eyewitness News that she would follow ANC policy on the issue after the party decided to go for an encrypted system.

But former Communications Minister Faith Muthambi had refused to follow that policy and started implementing an unencrypted system.

The SACP’s Alex Mashilo says Dlodlo is on the right path.

“Encryption will allow those families who qualify for subsidies and those who buy the set-top boxes access to a variety of e-government services. Without encryption, this won’t be possible.”

Muthambi’s refusal to follow AMC policy led to a public spat between her and her own party. But the Constitutional Court is still to hand down judgment in an application objecting to the way she determined her policy, which was brought by eTV.

http://ewn.co.za/2017/05/10/sacp-backs-communications-minister-on-tv-encryption

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