E.tv wins court appeal over encryption

Technology & Convergence

E.tv has won the latest battle in the long-running war over digital terrestrial television in South Africa, potentially throwing the long-delayed project off-track once again.

The supreme court of appeal on Tuesday found that an amendment in 2015 by communications minister Faith Muthambi to South Africa’s digital migration policy did not follow a process of consultation and was irrational and in breach of the principle of legality.

The court found, too, that the amendment did not achieve its purpose and was thus irrational and invalid. Muthambi purported to bind regulatory authorities and broadcasters and thus acted ultra vires, the court said.
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Source: Tech Central 31 May 2016