Simnikiwe Mzekandaba
  • Home
  • /
  • Contributors
  • /
  • Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Cloud to the rescue as fintech trips up small companies

Lack of fintech knowledge and inadequate investment in financial tech were among the most expensive mistakes small businesses made over the last 12 months.


SA's slow-crawl towards digital TV gains momentum

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says SA is now firmly on the path to the big switch, confirming government’s commitment to meeting the 31 March 2022 deadline.


New SA software platform adds video spin to job interviews

Local tech start-up interviewME gives firms looking to hire talent a video-driven, digital solution to optimise their recruitment processes.


Litigation threatens to further derail SA’s delayed digital migration

Deputy communications minister Philly Mapulane tells Parliament that SA should have led digital migration in Africa and urges an end to ongoing litigation.


Honor readies SA comeback with two new smartphones

The now-independent company and brand will soon offer two new devices – the Honor 50 and Honor 50 Lite – in South Africa, as it charts its local path.


Comms minister throws weight behind ICASA’s spectrum plans

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni backs ICASA’s move to assign provisional spectrum, saying it’s in the best interests of the country.


Local students get ICT training as Huawei course begins

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni encourages ramped-up efforts to train local talent in sought-after digital skills.

15 Nov

FNB intros ‘digital’ garage for peer-to-peer car sales

First National Bank adds several functions to its smart nav» tools, including making it possible for consumers to buy and sell vehicles to their peers.


Lockdown online shopping habits are here to stay

Pandemic-induced changes in consumer habits will continue, with online purchases and contactless payments maintaining momentum, says PayFast.


Spectrum release at forefront of govt’s economic reforms

The allocation of spectrum is among the structural reforms government plans to accelerate, states the 2021 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.


Shot in arm for comms sector as digital demand surges

National Treasury data shows the communications sector is among those that recorded gains during the first half of the year.


Government sets timelines for e-visa expansion

The 2021 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement shows South Africa’s e-visa system will be rolled out to 15 countries by March 2022.

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 :)