IT in Government

ICT tenders – SITA becomes transparent

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees the State Information Technology Agency opening up about tender awards.


Huawei reveals massive 5G, 4IR training ambitions in SA

Shunned by the West, the Chinese telecommunications company pledges to equip thousands of South Africans with 5G and fourth industrial revolution skills.


SARS suspends IT boss

The revenue authority suspends its embattled IT boss, pending a disciplinary process in respect of misconduct allegations.


E-government MEC pushes for youth skills boost

Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko urges ICT companies to partner with government to develop essential skills programmes to train unemployed youth.


Huawei opposes US decision to blacklist more affiliates

The company says the move to add 46 of its affiliates to the entity blacklist is politically motivated and has nothing to do with national security.


Vodacom uses tech to empower SA women farmers

The Vodacom Foundation expands its digital literacy programme to equip small-holder farmers with digital literacy and business skills. 


Plans to sell R1.2bn Joburg broadband network rile residents

The residents are disappointed the city did not consult them about its plans to sell its R1.2 billion network to the private sector.


Automotive body urges govt to create favourable EV environment

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA calls for a policy framework on electric vehicles and the reduction of the 25% import tariff.


City of Cape Town supports informal traders

The SAP deployment enhances economic inclusion among the city’s informal trade sector.


Ndabeni-Abrahams urges tech players to put people before profits

Tech companies must play their part in enabling everybody to participate meaningfully in 4IR, the minister said.


Google to enhance SA's digital skills pipeline

The search engine giant readies to roll out its digital skills programme at scale, as it looks to equip over 30 000 South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.