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New functionality, languages to be added to vaccine portal

The health department reveals citizens will be able to self-schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointments and register via their preferred language.


European Union sets up fund for African innovations

African researchers and innovators to tap into multibillion-rand funding programme, after the European Union unveils a fund dedicated to their innovations.


How SA’s mobile, fixed broadband download speeds compare

South Africa’s mobile broadband download speed slips to 56th spot out of 137 countries globally, data from Ookla shows.


KwaZulu-Natal’s BPO sector feels brunt of unrest, looting

While some business process outsourcing operations relied on work-from-home solutions in the aftermath of the violence, others were severely impacted.


IEC turns to online channel to boost voter registration

The Independent Electoral Commission rolls out an online voter registration portal, as it gears up for the upcoming local government elections.

15 Jul

Post offices’ IT infrastructure destroyed amid looting

Looters have completely destroyed critical ICT equipment at post office branches in KwaZulu-Natal, confirms the communications ministry.


More local ICT firms impacted by rampant looting

Mustek and LG Electronics SA confirm destruction to their premises in KwaZulu-Natal, as rampant looting continues in some parts of the country.


ICASA slams unrest as comms infrastructure vandalised

The Independent Communications Authority of SA pleads with communities to protect communication infrastructure, as looting and violence reach fever pitch.


Comms ministry lifts lid on set-top box installation numbers

Little progress has been made, as latest figures reveal the total number of completed installations stands at 533 056 out of 4.6 million beneficiary households.


AWS brings tech series to SA in three local languages

The cloud juggernaut rolls out the AWS Family Tech Series in SA, enabling participants to explore and learn about emerging technologies in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.


It’s boom time for Africa’s internet exchange points development

Africa’s internet exchange points show significant gains, with SA as the nation with the most developed internet ecosystem in Africa, reveals the Internet Society.


COVID vaccine register to open for over 35s

Government ramps up the COVID-19 vaccination programme, with plans to open online registration for persons aged between 35 and 49 years on 15 July.

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 :)