President Jacob Zuma assured editors on Friday that the jamming of cellphone networks in Parliament will not happen again. “Rest assured that will never happen again and we did not know about it and we are condemning it. It was uncalled for,” he said after a meeting with the SA[…]
The signal jamming in the National Assembly ahead of the state-of-the-nation-address was caused by an operational error, the state security department said on Wednesday. “The signal disruption was caused by an operational error by the member on duty,” the department said in statement. “The operator failed to properly terminate the[…]
South Africans have taken to social media to express their confusion over events at SONA 2015, as signals were jammed during what they described as the “most action packed moments within the National Assembly”. The claims of jammed signals in Parliament by media whose broadcasts were interrupted by regular audio[…]
An urgent application to prohibit the use of mobile network blocking devices in Parliament was postponed in the High Court in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon. The postponement follows negotiations between lawyers for Parliament and those for media houses Primedia Broadcasting and Media24. “Regrettably, those negotiations have failed,” Steven Budlender,[…]
Two media houses and several organisations will bring an application in the High Court in Cape Town on Tuesday to prevent Parliament from jamming cellphone signals in future. “Primedia Broadcasting, together with Media24, the South African National Editors Forum [Sanef], Right to Know and the Open Democracy Advice Centre, will[…]
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