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MICT SETA CEO, top managers suspended

The chief executive, Oupa Mopaki, and three other managers pit on precautionary suspension following allegations of corruption.

'SA government should look into deploying blockchain'

In future we will see more governments and private organisations collaborating to be at the forefront of deploying this technology, says Hans Hultgren.

Making cloud solutions more accessible to SA's government

Microsoft has worked to make its cloud offerings not only scalable, reliable, and manageable, but also to ensure its customers' data is protected, says Siya Madyibi, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs Director at Microsoft South Africa.

Maximising data in the private and public sector

There is a lot of data stored on public and private platforms that has not yet been exploited to its full potential, says Sita's Dr Setumo Mohapi.

2.8m grant payments in limbo


SASSA snubs Parliament's public accounts committee as the countdown to the post office social grant payments takeover fast approaches.

Tender Watch: Maintaining favour

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees technology interest still riding high among cautious government procurement officers.

Govt finally appoints CIO

Six years after the departure of the previous government CIO, Mandla Ngcobo is appointed to set the state's ICT benchmark.

R58bn renewables deals blocked at 11th hour

Trade union Numsa and civic group Transform RSA granted urgent court interdict to stop the signing of the power deals.

Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm


US president Donald Trump halts Broadcom's proposed Qualcomm takeover amid concerns it would give China the upper hand in mobile communications.

Chatbots: a way to improve government service delivery

With SA's high density of smartphones, there's a huge untapped opportunity for local and national government to start providing certain services via chatbot platforms, says Saurabh Kumar, CEO at In2IT Technologies.

COJ probes 'fraudulent' Fibrehoods, Vumatel contracts

The city alleges the companies were issued with fraudulent letters stating they have a valid agreement with the city to roll-out aerial fibre.

Governments using blockchain to store citizen data

Governments across the globe are exploring the use of this technology to improve operations and maximise productivity, says Hyperledger.

WOAN monopoly a 'terrible idea' - MTN

MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa is against the monopolisation of SA's spectrum through the planned wholesale open access network.