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3:30

Applications for govt’s R350 social relief grant strictly online

Minister Lindiwe Zulu confirms the South African Social Security Agency will open online applications for government’s special COVID-19 grant on 6 August.

2:30

SA sees increased renewable energy use

Renewable energy sources contributed over a tenth to SA’s energy mix in the first half of 2021, as the struggle with the crippling effects of load-shedding continues.

18:00

ICT tenders: Briefings return

Tender opportunities increase this week, with a number of accompanying briefings suggestive of more complex requirements.

3:50
Wednesday

Govt entities turn to hackathons to boost service delivery

Industry players say the growing shift in the public sector towards digital technologies is showing through strides made in embracing hackathons to find service delivery solutions.

3:30
Wednesday

Mimecast, YES train youth to combat 'cyber crime pandemic'

The cyber security firm signs a partnership agreement with the Youth Employment Service to train South African youth in cyber security skills.

3:30

Personalised, hybrid, lifelong: Experts predict likely future of higher education

The webinar focused on the higher education sector and was hosted by Amazon Web Services and ITWeb, which included the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.

3:30

Personalised, hybrid, lifelong: experts predict the future of higher education

Higher education could move away from traditional degree and diploma courses, according to panellists participating in a recent webinar.

2:30

MTN Group clears first hurdle in US in terrorism case

A US court rules it has no jurisdiction to hear a terrorism case brought against MTN Group in that country.

4:50

Grade eight pupils get head-start in GP online admissions

Gauteng’s education department will run its online admissions application process in two phases, starting on 10 August, ending in November.

3:00
Monday

IBM targets SOEs, enterprises with new Cloud Satellite

Instead of establishing a data centre region in Africa, IBM opts to trial the Cloud Satellite service, anticipating rapid adoption in South Africa.

3:40

MTN Nigeria sheds 7.6m subscribers as regulator clamps down

The stringent regulations on new SIM sales and activations in Nigeria cost the telco millions of mobile and data subscribers.

1:50

UIF’s ICT-enabled bus brings services on wheels to North West

The Unemployment Insurance Fund in the North West readies to deploy an ICT-equipped bus to provide services to citizens in remote areas.