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2:40

Pietermaritzburg communities switch on to free WiFi

The JL Dube Broadband project turns six locations in KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg into free WiFi zones.

3:10

Tshwane turns to WhatsApp to boost citizen engagement

The city rolls out a WhatsApp chat service to allow the public to interact with it directly on a range of service issues.

2:40
Wednesday

LG’s Velvet 5G now available in SA

The South Korean electronics company makes 5G smartphone inroads, launching another 5G-enabled device in the local market.

4:00

Broadband Infraco adds capability to monitor WACS

Analysts laud the state-owned entity’s decision to add undersea cable monitoring as part of its new service offerings.

5:00
Monday

Global e-waste shoots up while recycling takes back seat

The ITU’s Global E-waste Monitor shows global electronic waste increased by 21% in five years, with 53.6 million metric tonnes produced in 2019.

2:40

‘Slight’ delay in invitation for spectrum, says ICASA

The regulator hits pause on publishing the invitation to apply for WOAN and high-demand spectrum, citing adherence to administrative process as essential.

6:20

Big four banks laud digital banking uptake amid COVID-19

The grim reality of the COVID-19 pandemic drives digital banking adoption, as South African banks witness rapid uptake of online services.

3:30

New AWS business to help customers succeed in space

Cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services extends its experience into space, unveiling a space and satellite business segment.

2:30
1 Jul

SA tech entrepreneurs encouraged to develop African ‘unicorn’

The 1 000 Tech Entrepreneurs Campaign attracts interest from tech enthusiasts and industry partners a few weeks after its launch.

4:00

e-Government boosts GP’s COVID-19 screening systems

The Department of e-Government introduces a Web-based pre-screening application to facilitate coronavirus screening and employee management for provincial departments.

4:50

‘No excuses’ for POPI non-compliance, says Tlakula

Information Regulator chairperson Pansy Tlakula advises local organisations to use the one-year grace period to put compliance measures in place.

3:30

Gauteng’s Industry 4.0 blueprint at an ‘advanced’ stage

Gauteng Provincial Government works towards developing a fourth industrial revolution strategy, to push forward the province’s modernisation agenda.

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 :)