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1:40

WCape witnesses uptick in app-based housing services offering

Since its March 2020 debut, the Western Cape’s housing services mobile app channels over 800 housing applications, with more than 10 500 downloads.

5:10
Friday

ICASA to raise R200m as operators get provisional spectrum

The licences are valid for a period of seven months, commencing from 1 December 2021 and ending on 30 June 2022, says the regulator.

4:40

President unpacks details of R131bn green energy deal

The multibillion-rand offer by the US, UK, Germany and EU does not mean the country must accept any unfavourable terms, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.

3:10
Friday

Unesco member states adopt global artificial intelligence ethics

The global agreement, adopted by Unesco’s 193 member states, which includes SA, addresses the increased gender and ethnic bias posed by AI.

1:30

Call for Cape Town youth to join ICT Kickstarter initiative

The City of Cape Town and Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative invite young Capetonians to take the next steps towards their ICT careers.

4:40

SA's slow-crawl towards digital TV gains momentum

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says SA is now firmly on the path to the big switch, confirming government’s commitment to meeting the 31 March 2022 deadline.

2:50
Thursday

Business implored to prioritise digital inclusion over profits

Telkom Group CEO designate Serame Taukobong says business must take a long-term view of digital inclusion, and not prioritise short-term gains.

38:50

ICT tenders: SITA rush

The State IT Agency has much it needs as the end of the year approaches.

4:00

Litigation threatens to further derail SA’s delayed digital migration

Deputy communications minister Philly Mapulane tells Parliament that SA should have led digital migration in Africa and urges an end to ongoing litigation.

3:50

Lost decade curtails SA’s digital economy ambitions

SA is 10 years behind global counterparts in the implementation of tech that could contribute to its digital economy, says minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.

2:50
Tuesday

Comms minister targets 2024 to connect all South Africans

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni asks for projects that support government’s connectivity commitment to be fast-tracked and taken to market without delay.

2:50

ICASA’s change of direction on WOAN baffles Right2Know

The advocacy group fears the wholesale open-access network policy has been affected by factional conflict within the ruling party.