African states remain tech colonies, says 4IR commissioner
ECape plagiarised ICT strategy shows cracks in govt planning
The public service and administration department steps in to help the Eastern Cape government craft an ICT strategy after it had to withdraw the initial document due to plagiarism.
Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.
Govt mulls subsidised broadband access for low-income earners
Government is developing “innovative new models” to provide low-income households with access to affordable, high-speed Internet.
Comms department stands firm on USASSA caretaker appointment
The department moves to quell concerns over the appointment of Basil Ford as executive caretaker at the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA.
Microsoft 4Afrika supports unlicensed access to TV white space
Licence-exempt or lightly-licensed access to vacant UHF band TV channels can enable rapid deployment of low-cost, long-range connectivity, it says.
Twitter lambasted for lax security after ‘embarrassing’ hack
The social media platform lacked adequate cyber security protections and, at the time of the attack, did not have a chief information security officer, says a report.
Lobby group contests Vodacom-Rain pact, as telco denies merger
While Vodacom says its deal with Rain was sanctioned by the authorities, the Progressive Blacks in ICT says the arrangement cannot be allowed.
Identity fraud costs SA govt over R1bn during COVID-19
iiDENTIFii has developed biometric facial recognition technology that interfaces with the Department of Home Affairs and can onboard an individual within 30 seconds.
New research explores responses, lessons learned during pandemic
The role of the state CIO has never been more vital to how government agencies deliver services to their constituents, says Jordan Kroll, director of public sector at CompTIA.