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3:00

Vumacam AI surveillance helps police corner criminals

AI-based cameras help bust four suspects on William Nicol Drive after an extensive high-speed car chase that started in the Johannesburg CBD.

2:50

Higher education makes strides in screening for COVID-19

Over 600 000 students and staff in the post-school education system have used the HealthCheck assessment tool to screen for coronavirus.

3:10

Tshwane turns to WhatsApp to boost citizen engagement

The city rolls out a WhatsApp chat service to allow the public to interact with it directly on a range of service issues.

2:10

ICASA, NMISA partnership targets data bundle consumption rate

The agreement between the entities is expected to enhance the protection of the end-user when using electronic communications services and networks.

7:40

ICT tenders: SITA steps up

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees the State IT Agency dominating government's technology procurement.

2:00

Comms ministry DG moves to monitoring and evaluation dept

Robert Nkuna, who until recently served as director-general in the communications ministry, joins the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

4:00

Broadband Infraco adds capability to monitor WACS

Analysts laud the state-owned entity’s decision to add undersea cable monitoring as part of its new service offerings.

6:40
Tuesday

SA’s 5G to remain patchy in big metros for 12 months

To have mass deployment of 5G nationally, it will require the Independent Communications Authority of SA to decisively award spectrum, analysts say.

1:40

Online learning material available via 197 zero-rated sites

The Department of Basic Education reiterates that zero-rated online resources are available to support learning at home.

5:00

Global e-waste shoots up while recycling takes back seat

The ITU’s Global E-waste Monitor shows global electronic waste increased by 21% in five years, with 53.6 million metric tonnes produced in 2019.

1:50
Monday

GovChat platform evaluates schools’ COVID-19 readiness

The citizen engagement platform enables ordinary South Africans to take a poll, rating schools’ COVID-19 safety and preparedness as more learners return to classrooms.

5:20

Govt looks to cloud to accelerate service delivery

Government is leveraging collaboration tools such as videoconferencing services to keep team members connected and engage with the public.