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2:20

Halting of emergency procurement of PPE

The need for general due diligence checks and to tighten procurement processes and introduce greater transparency has again been brought under the spotlight, says John de Villiers, editor, Lexis Digest, LexisNexis South Africa.

4:30

Contact tracing apps uptake tipped to grow beyond COVID

The market for these applications is expected to benefit in the short-term, with governments around the world investing in their own mobile apps.

2:00
Monday

TikTok picks Oracle to provide ‘secure’ cloud tech

As a part of this agreement, the video-sharing app will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global.

1:50

Western Cape EMS workers to get body cameras

The Western Cape health department equips emergency medical services personnel with bodycams, amid increasing levels of criminal attacks against them.

10:10

ICT tenders: Knowledge on tap

The National Tender Bulletin sees government looking to the ICT sector for insight and advice.

3:20

Government has high hopes for SITA’s reconfiguration

The State IT Agency’s reconfiguration process aims to position it beyond being a government procurement arm, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

2:40

Call to download COVID-19 alert app as restrictions ease

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges citizens to download the COVID Alert SA app to help government identify and contain outbreaks before they spread further.

4:20
Thursday

MTN Eswatini cuts data prices as kingdom adopts MoMo

The mobile operator has reduced postpaid data bundles by 70%, while its prepaid package has been reduced by 32%.

2:10

Call for public officials to take up ethics online course

Minister Senzo Mchunu directs government departments to ensure officials enrol for the compulsory ethics in the public service online course offered by the National School of Government.

4:30

Citizens reject 'Internet Censorship Act’, threaten court action

A public campaign on the draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations attracts nearly 14 000 comments, with the majority rejecting it with contempt.

4:10

Ndabeni-Abrahams says digital migration target still within reach

Even though history shows otherwise, minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says government is committed to the March 2021 digital migration deadline.

2:00
16 Sep

Cloud helps drive transformation of healthcare

Providing access to scalable, dependable and secure computing power is transforming citizen services, including healthcare, says Zubin Chagpar: head of MEA, AWS Public Sector Sales.