CAPE TOWN - Communications Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said any further deferrals to the change from simple to advanced will cost the nation's economy.
The clergyman says court activity by allowed to-air channel e.tv has the capability of deferring the change from simple to advanced, which is set for next Thursday.
Ntshavheni informed the media on Friday about the expected arrival of the telecom range and the simple switch-off.
She said just the Constitutional Court presently holds up traffic of the switch.
Allowed to-air channel e.tv has spoke to the Constitutional Court saying the simple switch-off is "unlawful" as it will remove a large number of families who don't have the necessary set-top boxes.
Ntshavheni said except if the arranged simple switch occurs, the monetary center points of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal will keep on battling with unfortunate network.
"Tragically until the simple switch is finished up, the country's monetary center points of Gauteng and KZN will stay with unfortunate availability with adverse consequence to the economy of the nation and furthermore to the overall residents of the country."
Ntshavheni expressed five out of the nine regions have proactively done the switch with the rest anticipating the Constitutional Court advance by channel e.tv.
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