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 :)

Community broadcasters owe Sentech over R30m

5 hours ago

The signal distributor's patience with community broadcasters wears thin, as government looks for solutions to resolve the impasse.

Dlamini still in the dog box for SASSA-gate

The social grants crisis still hangs over Bathabile Dlamini's head, as the court must decide if she should bear the financial burden for failing to usher in a new payments provider.

FNB unveils eWallet eXtra

Yesterday

The financial institution introduces a mobile bank account aimed at bringing banking services to the unbanked.

Department receives over 140 000 online applications

The Gauteng education department promises to make the online admissions experience problem-free, after some parents encountered hiccups with the registration portal.

Tshwane modernises public participation

The provincial government looks to tech-driven channels to encourage widespread public consultation on how the capital should manage its finances.

2019 online school registration begins Monday

The Gauteng education department urges parents and guardians to prepare to submit applications for learners' school placement via its admissions Web site.

ICASA makes headway with TV white space regulations

12 Apr

The regulations mark a huge step in SA enabling affordable broadband through dynamic spectrum access technologies, says a global advocacy group.

Africa to US subsea cable coming soon

11 Apr

US-based Seaborn Networks fast-tracks the process to build an undersea cable route that directly connects SA and Brazil.

Call for Rubben Mohlaloga to resign from ICASA

Uncertainty over the fate of ICASA's fraud-convicted chairperson undermines the council's regulatory effectiveness, says ICT policy expert Charley Lewis.

DA to fight digital voter influence

The Democratic Alliance cautions companies that plan to use the digital space to manipulate voters ahead of the country's 2019 general elections.

ICASA chairperson's sentencing postponed

The court postpones the sentencing proceedings of Rubben Mohlaloga's fraud case to 15 May.

Short-term insurers gaga over digital

Local insurers increasingly rely on online application tools to speed the processing of insurance quotes and claims.