South Africa’s satellite ‘ready’ for take-off, says minister
Comms dept spent R15m on hotels in three years
The minister’s accommodation bill was R3.6 million, while the deputy minister’s bill sat at over R1 million.
Govt’s paper-based job application process slammed
Unemployed young South Africans run an online protest, calling for efficient digital recruitment systems.
Three sentenced for R21m IT tender fraud in Ekurhuleni
Former Ekurhuleni employees and a businessman are jailed for their involvement in a corrupt IT tender.
Government moves to classify data as basic utility
The comms ministry will “progressively work on policy to drive the reduction of cost to communicate in SA”.
Fibre: the new utility
Without an internet connection, people and communities are left stranded and unable to actively participate in society, says Bradley Bekker, head of brand at Evotel.
Comms minister decries digital migration detractors
Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the process must be concluded no matter who is kicking and screaming.
MTN engages stakeholders over MoMo partner Ubank
The telco is in discussions with relevant stakeholders following SARB’s decision to place Ubank under curatorship.
Govt intros ‘app store’ to promote proudly South African tech
Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni launches the DigiTech platform to showcase local tech entrepreneurs’ digital products and apps.
Eyes on ConCourt as analogue switch-off showdown looms
The Constitutional Court will on 20 May hear applications for leave to appeal the High Court ruling over the country’s analogue switch-off deadline.
ICT tenders: Software issue freezes eTender
National Treasury says the problem has been dealt with and the portal is operating normally.
MICT SETA looks within to find new CEO
Matome Madibana is named new CEO, as MICT SETA tries to shake off its past leadership woes.