06 February 2015
The Democratic Alliance has
welcomed the African National Congress’s decision to opt for encryption for the
subsidised set-top boxes.
DA MP of Telecommunications
and Postal Services Marian Shinn said in a statement that the decision to
encrypt puts the process of digital migration back to where it was a year ago,
before President Jacob Zuma split the former Department of Communications in
Shinn said there has been a legal
tango, there’s been chopping and changing of laws and basically the whole
program came to a standstill a year ago.
“So basically the fact that
the ANC has picked this up and made a decision that we will have eruption is a
move in the right direction and hopefully soon cabinet will approve this and we
can go ahead with our program to produce set-top boxes for five million poor
households in South Africa so that they can continue to see television programs
after the digital switch over Shinn added.
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