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5:10

Technology helps ‘democratise’ education system

Technology has been a critical enabler in democratising decision-making in the education sector, says New Leaders Foundation’s Ayanda Mtanyana.

3:40

ICT-related jobs in high demand in SA

The latest National List of Occupations in High Demand shows data scientists and Web developers are among the most sought after in SA.

5:10

Vodacom debuts gender-based violence awareness app

The Vodacom Foundation unveils the Bright Sky app in SA, in an effort to help fight the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.

4:40

SA’s ‘Harvard’ for the fourth industrial revolution opens

Forge Academy, powered by Finnish telecoms giant Nokia, opens its artificial intelligence lab in SA, promising to help fill the gaps in critical skills training.

3:50

Vodacom advances towards becoming a ‘techco’

The JSE-listed company is evolving from being just a telco into a technology company, says CEO Shameel Joosub.

4:00

Andile Ngcaba touts broader support for start-ups, SMMEs

The Digital Council Africa plans to collaborate with industry players to boost support for start-ups and SMMEs, says council president Andile Ngcaba.

3:20

South Africa leads Sub-Saharan Africa’s fibre uptake

Even though fibre remains a niche technology, South Africa has the highest number of fibre-based connections in the region.

5:00

SASSA prioritises other govt databases for future checks and balances

The South African Social Security Agency looks to tap into the databases of other government departments as it intensifies its fraud prevention and zero tolerance measures.

3:30

Digital Council Africa readies fibre industry virtual conference

The Digital Council prepares to stage the first of its CONEXT series of events, kicking off with a pre-conference event on 23 November.

2:30

Vivo SA adds more choice to its smartphone portfolio

The Chinese smartphone brand introduces the Y1S to the local market, with the smartphone available only through the MTN network for now.

5:30

Tshwane mulls ‘wall-to-wall’ fibre coverage for smart city future

The city eyes wall-to-wall broadband coverage, placing its ailing broadband project in pole position among its smart city aspirations.

3:50

MediVic app readies to compete in SA’s telemedicine space

The new digital health solution promises simplified patient-doctor communication, as it makes its debut in the local telemedicine space.

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 :)