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5:10
6 hours ago

Some glimmer of hope for SA’s tech aspirations

Despite the rocky, retrenchment-packed start to the year, multi-stakeholder group SADA believes SA can become a frontier technology hub for the African region.

4:10
Yesterday

Cyberspace, skills conundrum top threats for CEOs

PwC’s latest survey reveals the threats giving CEOs sleepless nights, indicating CEO pessimism over global growth at a record high.

2:00
Wednesday

ANC prioritises high-demand spectrum release to boost economy

The governing party prioritises the release of high-demand spectrum to boost the economy and lower mobile data costs.  

3:20
Tuesday

MortgageMarket offers tech-savvy home loan experience

The new online platform allows consumers to shop and compare home loan offers in real-time and offers money back.

4:20

SA’s global social mobility ranking takes a knock

The World Economic Forum’s social mobility index shows SA’s tech access ranks 69th, with an overall poor country ranking of 77th out of 82 nations.

2:20

Investment firm puts down $5bn to acquire Veeam

The backup solutions firm remains tight-lipped about the future of its local operations amid news of its acquisition.

2:20

Tuma aims to fill gap in instant money ecosystem

The Web-based money transfer service lands a partnership with one of the big-five banks, as it looks to expand its offering.

3:00

Probe into AI internship programme leads to suspensions

A forensic investigation into the e-government department’s specialised ICT skills programme results in the suspension of two senior managers.

3:20

Back to school: Robotics, coding curriculum pushed back

The education department stalls on coding and robotics curriculum, planning to kick-start the pilot only at the beginning of the second term.

3:00

Search for new USAASA administrator under way

Comms minister to appoint replacement USAASA administrator following sexual misconduct claims against the previous appointee.

1:50

Akon’s crypto-powered futuristic city gets go-ahead

US-based musician Akon finalises agreement to build a futuristic city that will exclusively trade in his own digital currency.

2:40

Ramaphosa wants to prepare youth for digital age

The governing ANC puts skills development on its list of priorities, to equip youth with skills for the changing world.

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 :)