Siyabonga Cwele — PICTURE: GCIS Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more Monty Pythonesque in the telecoms sector, it emerges that the communications minister is suing the regulator for publishing its intention to auction off spectrum for superfast cellular broadband.Which minister are we referring to, you may ask?This time it’s not the storm of controversy that follows foot-in-mouth pronouncements of communications minister Faith Muthambi (though she is embroiled in another scandal over a TV licence, which we will get to shortly).The minister now suing his own regulator — the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) — is telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele.After years of delays and uncertainty, Icasa last month gave notice that it would auction much-needed spectrum used for the long-term evolution of cellular broadband.The usually passive Icasa was roundly applauded by the telecoms industry for being decisive in the face of seeming indiffer...

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