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Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO

The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.


R3bn earmarked for SARS modernisation

The SA Revenue Service will receive an additional allocation of R3 billion to modernise its technology infrastructure and systems, reveals finance minister Tito Mboweni.


Not much hope of funding boost for ICT on budget day

Ahead of the budget speech, industry pundits don’t foresee increased funding for the information and communications technology sector, despite its obvious prowess.


Gauteng zeros in on digital economy for jobs, economic recovery

Premier David Makhura identifies ICT and digital services, with a focus on the gig economy, as among the critical sectors to revive the provincial economy.


Tech advances from ‘roadie to centre stage’ amid COVID-19

With technology playing a critical role during the pandemic, every organisation must position itself as a technology business going forward, says Accenture’s Paul Daugherty.


‘Zoom fatigue’ takes hold as video-conferencing novelty wears off

Data shows that many in the local remote workforce are experiencing video-conferencing fatigue as online communication platforms become part of everyday life.


WCape puts agritech at forefront of economic recovery

The provincial government plans to leverage tech innovation in its agriculture sector to create jobs, according to premier Alan Winde.


SA consumers expose biggest call centre frustrations

South Africans cite being contacted without their permission among the major frustrations when dealing with outbound calls from call centres.


Organisations must ready for POPI Act’s full might

As companies prepare to comply with the POPI Act, they should expect to see an active Information Regulator and strict enforcement, says Deloitte’s Leishen Pillay.


SONA: Ramaphosa’s smart city dream becomes ‘reality in the making’

Even though it’s been billed as a pipe dream, president Cyril Ramaphosa says his vision of a South African city driven solely by smart technologies is becoming reality.


Govt’s Biz Portal racks ups 125K new company registrations

Government’s Biz Portal enables companies to be registered at just the “click of a button”, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.


SONA: Ramaphosa addresses digital TV delays, spectrum licence battles

Government plans the phased switch-off of the analogue TV transmitters from next month, as it looks to fast-track the digital migration project.

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba
IT in government editor

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba is the IT in government editor at ITWeb. She reports on tech initiatives, policies and digital transformation strategies in government, banking and education. She holds an Honours degree in Journalism from Rhodes University. Behind that smile, she is plotting how best to get government officials to respond to her emails before deadline :)