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Comms minister puts hackathons at core of creating ‘4IR army’

Government must show confidence in the solutions young South Africans are producing, to boost the culture of innovation, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

1:50

All systems go as Ethiopia opens telecoms licence bid

The bid for the long-awaited Ethiopian telecoms operator licence opens tomorrow and mobile operators have a month to submit their proposals.

3:30
Yesterday

Sentech offers streaming services, powered by AWS

The signal distributor is leveraging Amazon Web Services to provide streaming services to local audiences.

3:30
Yesterday

Information Regulator worries SA will get less WhatsApp privacy

In a letter to Facebook, the Information Regulator highlights concerns that EU citizens will receive higher privacy protection than South Africans.

1:00

Home affairs to resume smart ID, passport e-services

Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi announces that online services for smart ID and passport applications will resume on 8 March.

2:00

GP residents mustn’t be burdened with paying for e-tolls, says MEC

The provincial government is resolute in its position against the controversial tolling system, with MEC Jacob Mamabolo saying it rejects the implementation of e-tolls.

2:10

Millions set aside for dual-illumination amid digital TV delay

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Comms hears R204 million has been allocated to Sentech this financial year for dual-illumination, as digital migration limps along.

4:10

We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson

The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.  

4:40

US vows to fight artificial intelligence threats posed by China

The US government recommends instituting measures to ensure China doesn’t overtake America in the production of semiconductors that are essential in the development of AI.

2:40
Monday

Pension fund’s self-service app, Web portal off to bumpy start

Despite moving with the technological times, the Government Employees Pension Fund’s online self-service system and app were inaccessible soon after launch.

1:30
Monday

New CFO to join Sentech ranks

Melanie Rambally will fill the position of chief financial officer at signal distributor Sentech after Cabinet approved her appointment.

2:40

Driving schools want online licence booking system scrapped

Members of the National Driving School Association of SA say the online drivers' licence booking system is inefficient and crippled by corruption.