Tag Archives: NAMEC

NAMEC heads questioned over ZAR 60m STB deal

South Africa- based National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components (NAMEC) is in the middle of a controversy after a group within the organisation accused its president and CEO of massive fraud. This came in connection with a ZAR 60 million (USD 5.7 million) deal which NAMEC had entered into with pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, and [...]

NAMEC inks STB manufacturing deal with Chinese group

South Africa- based National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components (NAMEC) has tied up Chinese set-top box manufacturer, Skyworth Digital, to build a multimillion-rand set-top box assembly plant at the Dube TradePort in Durban, SA. NAMEC has secured ZAR 60 million (USD 5.7 million) in loans and grants from government development agencies to build the [...]

SA broadcasters condemn STB stance in an open letter

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice along with Association of Community Television SA (ACT-SA), and the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components (NAMEC) has published an open letter to South Africa’s communications minister, Yunus Carrim, asking him to launch free, unencrypted digital terrestrial television without any further delay. Criticising the governments decision to install a control [...]

NAMEC threatens action on conditional access

The National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components (NAMEC) has threatened legal action against South Africas Communications Minister, Yunus Carrim, claiming that the governments latest stand on encryption of STBs is confusing, ambiguous and prejudicial to new entrants into the decoder manufacturing market. The cabinet last week ruled that conditional access was not mandatory, but [...]