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Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba is ITWeb IT in government editor.

GovChat apps coming soon

23 Nov 2017Small business development minister Lindiwe Zulu. (Photo source: WEF)

App versions of the government chat tool will be available on Android and iOS early next year.

SASSA grants solution report 'lacks significant details'

22 Nov 2017The Inter-Ministerial Committee is committed to find a solution for future SASSA payments.

The Black Sash human rights group believes the government report detailing steps to fix the social grants crisis fails to provide clear milestones and time frames.

MeerKAT ready to go live by March

20 Nov 2017The MeerKAT radio telescope is the precursor of the Square Kilometre Array. [Photo: SKA South Africa]

Scientists from around the world will be able to conduct research using the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope once it becomes fully integrated.

ITU symposium to continue facilitating ICT development

17 Nov 2017Brahima Sanou, director of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau. [Photo source: ITU]

The Telecommunication Development Bureau's director pledges to ensure the conference achieves its knowledge-sharing goal.

Emotion artificial intelligence becomes a reality

17 Nov 2017May Amr, senior data engineer and director of Cairo operations at Affectiva.

Companies are working on building intelligent technologies that can interpret the emotional state of individuals.

ITU ups indicators used to measure ICT index

16 Nov 2017The ICT Development Index will use 14 indicators in 2018.

The telecommunication union will now use 14 indicators to measure ICT development across global economies.

Africa's digital generation to drive ICT progress

16 Nov 2017Cosmas Zavazava, chief of Department for Projects and Knowledge Management in the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau. [Photo source: ITU]

The ITU's Cosmas Zavazava is optimistic the continent's young population will foster development of the ICT industry.

ITU celebrates ICT progress

15 Nov 2017Cosmas Zavazava, department chief for projects and knowledge management, ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau. [Photo source: ITU]

Nations must use the ICT index to measure their own progress rather than for competitive purposes, says an ITU official.

Emerging tech to transform ICT ecosystem

15 Nov 2017Brahima Sanou, director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau. [Photo source: ITU]

The ITU's measuring report identifies IOT, cloud computing, big data and AI as the key trends that will drive the digital revolution.

SA slumps to 92nd spot in ICT rankings

15 Nov 2017The latest ITU index shows a drop in SA's ICT development ranking.

The ITU development index shows a significant drop in the country's rankings, as it slides down four places from 88th position last year.

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