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Audra Mahlong

senior journalist

Audra Mahlong is an ICT journalist with a focus on exposing government shenanigans. She’s been described as fearless, but she’s much braver than that.

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2:10
Public sectorMar 5, 2010

Justice review stumbles along

Government departments will now focus on implementation of new technology systems and not research, says the justice department.

2:30

Smart ID cards cancelled - for now

The Department of Home Affairs used the R114 million allocated for the project “for other things”, says the minister.

2:30

Double blow for BPO industry

SA fails to become a low-cost BPO destination as electricity costs soar and telecoms reductions aren't realised.

1:50

Sanral raises another R837m

The roads agency has now raised a total of R15.9 billion for its major upgrade projects and e-tolling initiative.

2:00

No labour broking ban for April

Parliament is still discussing possible amendments to labour laws and the Bill has not been finalised.

2:00
Public sectorMar 3, 2010

DST to boost local tech

Local companies and technologies will be prioritised as state-owned enterprises look for innovative solutions.

3:00

No smart card IDs

Eight years after Cabinet approved the project, Home Affairs has failed to complete it.

2:30

Gauteng snubs key ICT projects

The Gauteng budget speech all but ignored ICT, failing to provide clarity on ICT initiatives in the province, such as Blue IQ.

2:50
BroadbandMar 2, 2010

Little ICT focus in provinces

The state of the province addresses echo national government's lack of vision for ICT in development.

2:30
ComputingMar 1, 2010

'Mr Turnaround' exits Home Affairs

Director-general Mavuso Msimang will not renew his contract in April, abandoning his ambitious turnaround strategy.

2:40
Public sectorMar 1, 2010

No IT crisis at eNatis

Changes were expected and plans to curb critical skills losses were put in place, says Tasima.

2:40
ComputingFeb 26, 2010

IT solutions for Eskom?

Technology could provide answers to Eskom's troubles, but success will depend on effective strategies, says IBM.