2013 was indeed a stormy year for the telecommunications industry with possibly the highlight being the firing of the communications minister, Dina Pule, by President Zuma and the appointment of Yunus Carrim, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, as her replacement. His appointment was not without criticism from some sectors in the industry: “Another minster with no experience in communication!” Politically well connected, Carrim holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours and a Masters in Sociology from the University of Warwick, UK and an International Diploma in Journalism from Darlington College of Technology UK. Critics soon changed their minds. He speaks the right language, but more importantly, he is walking the talk… (more)