IT in Government

Tshwane to recruit over 5 000 using electronic lottery system

Through the use of technology, residents can trust the recruitment process is fair, with no corruption or nepotism, says executive mayor Randall Williams.


Former telecoms, postal services deputy minister passes on

Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, former telecoms and postal services minister, has died, the Presidency announces, paying tribute to her personal achievements.


SITA sets aside sizeable investment to upgrade network

The State IT Agency confirms a R400 million investment to upgrade its core network infrastructure, to be completed in a five-year phased approach.


ICT Tenders: IEC turns to tech

With no postponement allowed for the local elections, the Electoral Commission looks to beef up its ICT environment.


Wits University receives R8m for quantum computing initiative

The tertiary institution secures R8 million seed funding from the Department of Science and Innovation, to accelerate national quantum computing projects.


McAfee Enterprise discovers forensic evidence on 'Operation Harvest' – a multi-year data exfiltration campaign

Working with Professional Services IR team on a case that started as a malware incident, they discovered the attack ultimately turned out to be a long-term cyber attack linked to nation-state cyber offensive activity.


PSICT Forum announces date for hybrid event

The Public Sector ICT Forum prepares the KwaZulu-Natal chapter of its event, which takes place on 1 October as a hybrid event.


MTN provides R10m support for KZN spaza shops

The telco says it’s essential for it to partner with likeminded stakeholders to rebuild and restore the dignity of KZN and SA at large after the riots.


Justice dept cyber attack spills over to Info Regulator

The ransomware attack on the Department of Justice’s IT systems spreads to infect all electronic services provided by the Information Regulator.


High-achieving PMB school gets STEM resources

Huawei SA partners with DIRCO to present Pietermaritzburg’s Siqongweni High School with a newly-refurbished science lab.


Treasury unveils portal to measure damage from July riots

Government says the portal will be used to establish the extent of the damage, so that it can make more informed decisions on the support mechanisms.


Anti-corruption hotline attracts more whistle-blowers

The number of cases of alleged corruption reported through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline peaked between April and June.