IT in Government

Coding, robotics curriculum in motion

The education department targets 1 000 schools to pilot its coding and robotics curriculum, as it looks to equip learners with the necessary skills to thrive in a digital society.


More details emerge in Datacentrix’s tiff with BEE partner

The systems integrator says it will not be forced to pay its black economic empowerment partner an inflated amount of money.


Renewable energy to balloon by 50% globally

The adoption of clean energy sources is on the rise globally and in five years massive wattage from renewables is expected to be added to the grid.


SKA helps NCape develop into radio astronomy region

The Square Kilometre Array puts the Northern Cape’s Carnarvon on the radio astronomy map as host of over 70 radio telescopes.


Mixed reaction to SA’s power plan

Industry body reaction to government’s envisaged energy production plan sees some critical of the proposal and others cautiously optimistic.


Government finally approves energy blueprint

After multiple stumbles, government approves the country’s Integrated Resource Plan 2019.


Business process outsourcing unlocks R4.7bn for Cape Town

Over the past five years, the Mother City has raked in billions from the business process outsourcing sector.


Renewables sector challenges Eskom over load-shedding

The industry believes clean energy can help to stop the latest bout of load-shedding introduced by Eskom.


SA now hub of ‘true’ African smartphone

Analysts weigh in on the benefits of a local smartphone manufacturing plant, advising the Mara Group to have a long-term plan to successfully compete in SA.


Collaboration boosts govt’s skilled talent push

The communications and digital technologies ministry receives a lifeline from private sector players, as it looks to address SA’s digital skills gap.


Facebook’s Libra to forge ahead amid partner exodus

Industry players believe the planned crypto-currency will still launch regardless of key partners pulling out.