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2:40

Call to download COVID-19 alert app as restrictions ease

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges citizens to download the COVID Alert SA app to help government identify and contain outbreaks before they spread further.

4:20
Yesterday

MTN Eswatini cuts data prices as kingdom adopts MoMo

The mobile operator has reduced postpaid data bundles by 70%, while its prepaid package has been reduced by 32%.

2:10

Call for public officials to take up ethics online course

Minister Senzo Mchunu directs government departments to ensure officials enrol for the compulsory ethics in the public service online course offered by the National School of Government.

4:30

Citizens reject 'Internet Censorship Act’, threaten court action

A public campaign on the draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations attracts nearly 14 000 comments, with the majority rejecting it with contempt.

4:10

Ndabeni-Abrahams says digital migration target still within reach

Even though history shows otherwise, minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says government is committed to the March 2021 digital migration deadline.

2:00
Wednesday

Cloud helps drive transformation of healthcare

Providing access to scalable, dependable and secure computing power is transforming citizen services, including healthcare, says Zubin Chagpar: head of MEA, AWS Public Sector Sales.

2:40

City of Joburg rolls out solar-powered WiFi zones

The city brings its free WiFi programme back to life, as it sets in motion plans to become the digital hub of the African continent.

5:00

Competition watchdog moves to redress SA’s ‘digital deficits’

The need for digital economy regulation is now all the more urgent, as COVID-19 moves more services online, says the Competition Commission.

4:40
Tuesday

Green light for Eskom to buy renewable energy

The energy regulator concurs with a Section 34 ministerial determination which opens the way for the procurement of 6 800MW of wind and solar PV power.

0:30

Competition: City on a Cloud

Amazon Web Services and Intel bring you City on a Cloud, a competition that recognises the leaders who are shaping society today.

4:30

UIF looks to updated databases to strengthen payment controls

The Unemployment Insurance Fund partners with other government entities to create an updated database for Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme payments.

2:40

SASSA’s online applications portal hits a snag

The South African Social Security Agency’s newly-launched online portal for certain social grant applications is inaccessible to some.