Cwele to chair global satellite body

South Africa gets the nod from the satellite organisation, as telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele is elected as chairperson.

New coal plants to cost SA R19bn, push out renewables

Two planned coal plants are set to cost the country an additional R19.68 billion in present value terms over their lifetimes.

Transnet takes ICT services in-house

Thursday

T-Systems and Transnet embark on a "disengagement process" to insource all ICT services, while the state-owned group tries to sort out a legal battle over a new IT contract.

ICT firms pocketed R1.5m in PIC's whistle-blower probe

Thursday

The organisation allegedly paid over R1.5 million to tech companies to unmask a whistle-blower who had accused its CEO of corrupt activities.

Local council gets backup help with Azure

Thursday

UK's Somerset County Council replaced its backup and recovery technologies with a hybrid cloud solution from Microsoft.

ICT Tenders: Software in demand

This week's National Tender Bulletin sees government on the hunt for software.

Losing ground in the knowledge economy

South Africa is beginning to lag behind other nations in today's information-driven world. Catching up will require the political will to revise the POPI Act and to get the Information Regulator up to speed.

Minister pins hopes on new ICT companies

Tuesday

Despite government's poor reputation in running companies, the telecoms ministry is confident establishing two new state-owned ICT companies bodes well for the country.

Tanzania orders unregistered bloggers to remove sites

Tuesday

The East African country instructs all unregistered bloggers and online forums to immediately suspend their Web sites or face criminal prosecution.

ZTE apologises after paying 'disastrous price'

Monday

Chairman Yin Yimin apologises to staff and customers after ZTE agreed to pay a $1 billion fine to the US to end a supplier ban that crippled its business.

No CPS ties beyond September, vows SASSA

SASSA eyes more electronic transactions as it looks to phase out the cash payments contract with the Net1 subsidiary.

New data rules won't come into force today

8 Jun

ICASA's new regulations on out-of-bundle billing and rollover data are put on hold as it faces a court battle with telcos that say they need more time to comply.

Set-top box producers set the record straight

CZ Electronics opens the doors to its East Rand manufacturing facility to show the decoders used for digital migration are proudly South African.