Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Telecoms entrepreneur encourages infrastructure-sharing

Africa’s appetite for cost-efficient access and over-the-top services presents unique business opportunities, says Gateway Communications founder Peter Gbedemah.


SA now hub of ‘true’ African smartphone

Analysts weigh in on the benefits of a local smartphone manufacturing plant, advising the Mara Group to have a long-term plan to successfully compete in SA.


Collaboration boosts govt’s skilled talent push

The communications and digital technologies ministry receives a lifeline from private sector players, as it looks to address SA’s digital skills gap.


FNB intros in-app SME business coach

The bank delivers an education and knowledge platform with content designed to help entrepreneurs run and grow a business.


SA’s spectrum-sharing provisions vague, say industry players

Although none of the local industry players have applied to share spectrum, resource-sharing has been found to be one of the ways to drive universal connectivity in marginalised areas.


SA Connect: ‘One step forward, two steps back’

The communications ministry says a feasibility study is in the works to determine an efficient way to deliver the second phase of the ambitious government broadband project.


Andile Ngcaba urges embracing open source

The FTTx Council president says a data-driven environment requires fibre players and stakeholders to adopt open source architecture in designing and building networks.


Minister challenges fibre industry to service marginalised areas

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams encourages fibre providers to reach areas they normally shy away from to ensure connectivity for all South Africans.


WiFi 6 to enable SA’s IOT-driven industries

The next-generation wireless network will offer a performance leap for industries that heavily rely on Internet of things devices, say industry watchers.


GoDaddy upbeat about future in SA

The world's biggest Web host sees growth prospects in the local market, as it helps SMEs build a digital presence that serves their business.


Inside Dimension Data’s Client Experience Centre

Dimension Data opens the doors of its Johannesburg-based centre that aims to bring together people who understand how to solve business challenges.


SARS, IT boss agree to sever ties

Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane’s employment at the revenue service ends with immediate effect. 

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 :)