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Expect more free WiFi sites in WCape

The provincial government promises to rollout more free Internet sites, as it looks to improve its original promise of a WiFi hotspot in every ward.

ICT overhaul beckons after VAT hike

The proposed one percentage point increase in VAT will result in cost increases, with retailers scrambling to update tech.

Intel kept US govt in dark about chip flaws


US government officials say the chipmaker only alerted them to the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws once they leaked to the public, six months later.

In2IT Technologies launches chatbot

The industry-agnostic chatbot uses robotic process automation to resolve customer queries across the company's communication platforms.

Census says goodbye to paper


Stats SA incorporates technology for the 2021 head count of the country's population and households.

Twitter bars tactics used by bots to spread fake news


Twitter will no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, in an attempt to curb false news and foreign propaganda.

Budget: State-owned ICT companies by 2020


The telecoms ministry confirms plans to establish government-owned IT and ICT infrastructure companies in the next two years.

Budget: DOC outlines plans for digital migration


The communications ministry seeks to ensure 1.5 million digital TVs are installed over the medium-term period.

Budget: Govt backs digital banking services


The South African government throws its weight behind banking entrants that harness the power of technology and bring innovation into the financial sector.

Spectrum headache must be resolved ASAP


Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos hopes government will soon fast-track spectrum allocation for telcos, as SA awaits a Cabinet reshuffle that could further delay the process.

Tender Watch: Sea change

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees government in a lull following the Presidency handover.

Govt finally turns attention to ICT

Government pins its hopes on an ICT commission, as it looks to dust off SA's patchy progress in ICT and keep up with rapid tech changes.

Budget data becomes user-friendly

National Treasury unveils the vulekamali online portal to allow ordinary South Africans to access annual budget information.