1. #MGHangout: Yunus Carrim
Reader questions and comments
2. Are you effective in Communication and
ineffective in emblezzling Tax payers Money?
-Nate Bovungana on Twitter
3. When will the buffering stop?
-Sarah Britten on Twitter.
4. Remember, you can
tweet us @mailandguardian if you
have any questions for the
5. "We are one of the countries with the highest
per minute cost for cellular connectivity. What is
the government going to do about the
monopoly Vodacom and MTN has over this?”
-Beens from Gauteng
6. BACK-UP QUESTIONS:
Is there a lasting solution for the woes which has
plagued the SABC in recent years?
- Facebook: Rodrique E. George
7. I would ask why the state has no competition
with for example bad deliver from parastatals
like Telkom. Why not open up the competition
for other companies and better pricing and
8. @mailandguardian What vision does he have for
-Thenjiwe on Twitter
9. Verbal Question: Why is the price of one meg of
data cheaper in Kenya than in Africa? And when
will we reach price parity with our neighbours in
-Geoff Cohen: CEO of 24.com
10. Verbal Question: What specific interventions does
the Ministry, working together with the SABC and
its Board, have in mind to resolve the systemic
problems the SABC has had and continues to have
iro its funding model which has proved to have
significant and detrimental implications for both its
financial sustainability and, most importantly, the
fulfilment of its mandate.
-Sekoetlane Phamodi: campaign co-ordinator for
Save our SABC
11. Caller Questions
Tech writer Nafisa Akabor
Hi Verashni and hello Minister. According to a
survey from Speedtest.net, South African's pay
more than 4x the global average for broadband
access; we are ranked 63 out of 64 countries.
Are there any plans to make broadband more
accessible to everyone?
12. Daniel Acton from Google
“It feels like we’ve been talking about Local Loop
Unbundling for some time. Could you perhaps
give us some idea for the size and complexity of
the issues around LLU?”