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4:10

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.

5:20

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.

1:30

City zeros in on computer hard drive thief

The suspect is to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court for alleged theft of 60 hard drives from various workstations at the City of Johannesburg’s offices.

2:10

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.

4:10

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.

13:10

ICT tenders: Pre-budget buying

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees government racing to award outstanding tenders.

4:10

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.

3:20
Thursday

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.

3:30
Thursday

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.

2:30
Thursday

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.

2:20
Thursday

Gauteng looks to townships to help boost economy

The Gauteng Provincial Government has released the Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill for public comment – which aims to help formalise township-based enterprises.

1:40
Thursday

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.