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2:00

NSFAS opens online order channel for student laptops

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme calls on qualifying students to use its online portal to order their laptop devices.

6:20

Why it pays to have your own Automation Framework

Steve Beck, test automation engineering lead at Inspired Testing, explains what companies should look for when reviewing an Automation Framework for their own purposes.

6:20

Spectrum policy flaws ‘will alienate millions of South Africans’

The spectrum policy is impaired by fundamental failures, which will rob millions of South Africans of crucial digital services, says the Free Market Foundation.

3:30
Wednesday

EOH reduces headcount by 1 500

The JSE-listed technology services company attributes the jobs bloodbath in the last six months to asset disposals and contracts not being renewed.

2:00

Public sector ICT decision-makers forum announces headline speaker

The Public Sector ICT Forum readies its next event, with creativity and innovation specialist Dr Puleng Makhoalibe set to deliver the keynote address on 23 April.

1:30

Ethiopia sets new date for telecoms licences bids

The deadline has now been shifted from 5 March 2021 to 26 April 2021, as the country opens up its telecommunications industry to private investment.

5:30

BPO sector cements its status in SA economic recovery

President Cyril Ramaphosa praises the growth of the business process outsourcing sector, saying it will boost SA’s economic reconstruction and recovery.

4:20

BankservAfrica drives SA’s digital identity creation

The group says it is creating a single digital identity that individuals own and trust, and can be used widely by banks, government and businesses.

4:00

MathsGee joins forces with Joburg City to digitise libraries

The start-up will also provide users with learning analytics that it says will be used for academic research in the future.

2:10
Monday

Samsung’s multimillion-rand bursary initiative benefits GP youth

As part of its bursary investment, Samsung has this year awarded bursaries totalling R2.7 million to 30 talented young students in Gauteng.

3:30

Solution House Software expands Smart Cities offering with facial recognition

The focus in Smart Cities is the provision of urban management, public safety and social services in cities, councils, districts, commercial and residential estates.

2:30

IEC outlines tech innovation in run-up to elections

The Independent Electoral Commission tells Parliament that new tech devices and systems are being prepared ahead of this year’s local government elections.