While delivering her first budget speech as South Africa's Minister of the new Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams made promises that plans for South Africa's Digital Terrestrial Television migration and plans on how high demand telecommunications spectrum will be allocated will be tabled soon.

South Africa's mobile service providers have been waiting for more than ten years for previous ministers to finalize how more high-demand radio frequency spectrum will be released by the government.

"As the international ICT community prepares for the World Radio Conference that will be held in Egypt in October 2019, plans are afoot for South Africa’s participation in the discussions in SADC, Africa and International Fora to ensure that this time we are not left behind and do not delay our people and country the meaningful role they can play as 5G is not only telecommunications based but cuts across all sectors," said Ndabeni-Abrahams.

Communications and digital technologies minister Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams appeared in parliament on Wednesday, discussing digital migration, the 4th industrial revolution and more, as she delivered her budget vote. Tefo Mohapi from iAfrikan joined Nzinga Qunta in studio to discuss this.

The South African minister's promise comes approximately a  month after South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa promised that within 30 days the country would finally get direction when it comes to radio spectrum allocation to mobile services providers. Ndabeni-Abrahams also promised that within 90 days, she will present the reviewed broadcasting digital migration delivery model.

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