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9:10

ICT tenders: Departmental no-show

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees government entities filling the void left by national and provincial departments.

2:30

Deadline for 2021 Commonwealth education awards extended

Educators that have developed cutting-edge learning and teaching tech projects are invited to enter the Commonwealth education awards by the end of August.

1:50

Cyber crimes, sci-tech bills sent to president for approval

The National Council of Provinces has passed the Cybercrimes Bill and the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill.

2:40

Government tweaks COVID-19 track and trace laws

The changes to the database regulations indicate the importance placed on the protection of the public’s right to privacy, says Webber Wentzel.

2:30

SASSA gives rejected COVID-19 grant applicants a ‘lifeline’

The agency switches to an updated database after discovering declined applicants actually do qualify for the R350 relief grant.

4:40
Wednesday

COVID-19 transforming government IT

The advent of COVID-19 has, in many instances, sped up digitisation initiatives in the public sector.

5:50
Tuesday

MTN lights up next-gen 5G network in SA

Launching today with 100 sites, MTN’s 5G network covers areas of Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.

2:20
Tuesday

Vodacom’s TOBi chatbot allows subscribers to self-RICA

The telco says this is a convenient way to self-RICA, while observing COVID-19 lockdown social distancing requirements.

4:50

‘No excuses’ for POPI non-compliance, says Tlakula

Information Regulator chairperson Pansy Tlakula advises local organisations to use the one-year grace period to put compliance measures in place.

1:40

IT system shortcomings make UIF target of fraud

Parliament's finance watchdog SCOPA urges the Unemployment Insurance Fund to fix the COVID-19 relief fund’s IT system, amid a rise in fraudulent activities.

6:30

ICT tenders: Networking spike

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees government interest in all things networking experiencing a sharp increase.

3:30

Gauteng’s Industry 4.0 blueprint at an ‘advanced’ stage

Gauteng Provincial Government works towards developing a fourth industrial revolution strategy, to push forward the province’s modernisation agenda.