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3:10
Yesterday

SA regulators form intergovernmental fintech hub

Six regulatory bodies create an Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group Innovation Hub, to respond to the changes in the financial sector.

1:20

Ndabeni-Abrahams apologises for ‘breaching’ lockdown rules

The minister issues a public apology via social media, conveying her “deepest regret” for violating lockdown regulations.

3:10

SCOPA zeroes in on Gauteng’s controversial IT security tender

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts says it had concerns about the month-to-month Security Operation Centre contract, despite allowing it to be fast-tracked.

3:50

Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave, ordered to deliver public apology

President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to suspend communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, after she violates the country’s lockdown regulations.

2:40
Yesterday

GreenCape, Treasury launch R488m fund for green SMMEs

The Green Outcomes Fund has been established to grow green small, medium and micro enterprises in SA.

2:50

Govt drags heels in providing COVID-19 stats, say data journalists

The Media Hack Collective is calling for help to lobby government to release coronavirus data more frequently to avoid misinformation.

2:00

WCape app gives entrepreneurs, small business a jump-start

The provincial government unveils an app version of its small business and entrepreneurship support and resource tool, JUMP.

3:30
Yesterday

COVID-19: Unpacking new regulations for ICT industry

The ICASA Regulations set out minimum standards that licensees must adhere to during the COVID-19 national state of disaster.

2:10

Comms minister in hot water for ‘breaking’ lockdown rules

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will face president Cyril Ramaphosa after a social media post purports her to be breaking lockdown rules. 

4:30

Govt policy, range anxiety hinder EV adoption in SA

Government’s policy framework and a host of other conditions do not favour electric vehicle adoption in SA, says the uYilo eMobility Programme.

4:00
Tuesday

Facebook, YouTube up fight against 5G, COVID-19 falsehoods

Amid the surge of social media rumours linking coronavirus to 5G technologies, some platforms have stepped up the fight against the baseless claims.

2:40

SA health experts amend telemedicine guidelines amid COVID-19

The Health Professions Council of South Africa cautions members that ethical rules of conduct are still applicable to telehealth.