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Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba is ITWeb IT in government editor.

Urgent need to up state institutions' data security

24 Jul 2017Morne Bekker, country manager at NetApp South Africa.

The spate of recent burglaries exposes government data vulnerabilities, says NetApp's Morne Bekker.

Minister tells SITA to hurry up

20 Jul 2017Telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele. (Photo source: WEF)

Siyabonga Cwele warns that the State IT Agency runs the risk of being side-lined by government entities if it continues to miss its mandate.

SASSA CEO exit leaves post office prospects in limbo

19 Jul 2017The post office is looking to be the next distributor of SASSA grants.

Thokozani Magwaza's sudden exit from the social security agency casts doubt on the timeous appointment of a new social grant payment provider.

Veeam SA continues positive growth trajectory

19 Jul 2017Claude Schuck, Veeam Software regional manager for Africa.

The backup vendor's local business posts double-digit growth for the second quarter, boosted by government and enterprise orders.

Outspoken CEO leaves SASSA

18 Jul 2017Thokozani Magwaza has been relieved of his duties as SASSA CEO.

The Department of Social Development parts ways with Thokozani Magwaza amid reports the SASSA CEO was forced out.

Minister puts forward ICT training at school level

13 Jul 2017] Minister and chairperson of the National Planning Commission Jeff Radebe. (Photo source: GCIS)

Jeff Radebe stresses the importance of building the ICT skills base to address challenges like unemployment.

Out-of-date tech hinders home affairs

12 Jul 2017Department of Home Affairs minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.

Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize believes investing in modern and updated systems can help address the department's challenges.

ANC eyes WiFi rollout in rural areas

11 Jul 2017Science and technology minister and ANC NEC member Naledi Pandor.

The ruling party's executive committee wants free WiFi access for communities in rural areas.

Improve education to address ICT skills gap

19 Jun 2017Youth receive skills training at a Nokia centre.

An education system that focuses on ICT and innovation is critical to bridge the gap between youth unemployment and skills shortages, says Nokia's Brahim Ghribi.

Minister sticks to ANC policy on digital TV

14 Jun 2017Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo. (Photo source: GCIS)

Ayanda Dlodlo will follow the African National Congress policy which calls for encrypted decoders for digital migration.

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