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FNB Connect sees doubled data, voice consumption

The business records significant growth, as the bank’s mobile offering reports a 22% year-on-year increase in active customer numbers, says FNB Connect CEO Bradwin Roper.


BPO sector fuels investments, job opportunities in Cape Town

The high-growth business process outsourcing sector drives R3.4 billion worth of investments in three years in the City of Cape Town.


Corruption leads to backlogs in online licence booking system

The transport minister confirms initial investigations show corruption is the reason online booking slots have been unavailable at various Gauteng Driving Licence Testing Centres.


Instagram outpaces other social networks as cyber bullying hub

The popular photo- and video-sharing app accounts for 42% of bullying that occurs online, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.


SASSA adds online feature to disability grants process

The social security agency partners with GovChat to pilot an online booking system for medical assessments for beneficiaries of disability-related grants.


PSICT Forum readies chapters in other provinces

The Public Sector ICT Forum plans to roll out more event chapters to other provinces across SA, reveals chairman Mandla Mkhwanazi.


Public sector ICT decision-makers urged to demystify 4IR

The path to the fourth industrial revolution must be supported by a new culture of creativity and innovation, Dr Puleng Makhoalibe tells the Public Sector ICT Forum.


Online COVID vaccine register leaves senior citizens frustrated

Some seniors vent on social media as government’s online COVID-19 vaccine registration portal fails to deliver registration SMSes, as promised.


FNB puts data control back into customers’ hands

First National Bank rolls out MyProfile and Business Profile, to make it easier for individual and business customers to update their personal information with the bank.


Telcolink earns elevated Gauteng broadband project status

Altron Nexus elevates Telcolink’s status from SMME player to project house on the multibillion-rand Gauteng Broadband Network.


COVID-19 vaccine WhatsApp registration in the works

The national Department of Health will soon provide a WhatsApp service for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine, says health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.


Remote work expectations high among businesses

Like much of the workforce, a vast majority of companies expect post-pandemic work to be remote at least half the time, shows a Lenovo survey.

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 :)