South Africa gets a new minister of communications

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Those who’ve been shaking their heads in frustration as Dina Pule continues to campaign in courts, rather than improve communications, can now finally rejoice.

TechCentral reports that President Jacob Zuma has fired the controversial minister of communications, today. She will be replaced by Yunus Carrim, the current deputy minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs.

According to TechCentral there are two investigations into the outgoing minister. Parliament is investigating allegations of nepotism, involving her boyfriend Phosane Mngqibisa, as reported by the Sunday Times over the course of the last year.

Pule originally replaced Roy Padayachie, who was the successor to Siphiwe Nyanda – three ministers of communication for Zuma’s current presidency.

Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.