Simnikiwe Mzekandaba
IT in government editor

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba is the IT in government editor at ITWeb. She is at the heart of tech initiatives, policies and digital transformation strategies within the public sector, as well as IT in banking and education. Simnikiwe joined ITWeb in 2012 following a stints in radio and television. Before her move to ITWeb's online team, she wrote news stories for pan-African and sister publication ITWeb Africa. It was her love for telling African stories and showcasing the potential of ICT on the continent that attracted her to this sector. Simnikiwe holds an honour's 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 :)

Veeam acquires N2WS for $42.5m

The backup and disaster recovery firm kicks off 2018 with its first major acquisition in line with accelerating its cloud business.

Scores of Gauteng learners still without placement

Day one of the 2018 school year turns sour as the education department fails to place more than 29 000 grade one and eight learners.

Top ICT projects govt should focus on in 2018

Analysts shine light on some of the long-awaited ICT projects that should be government focal points going forward.

SASSA, CPS in tiff over R1bn claims

Gloves are off as the agency rejects allegations it owes the social grants paymaster over R1 billion for breached contracts.

Home affairs looks to advance smart ID rollout

The Department of Home Affairs seeks National Treasury approval to extend its partnership with banks as it works to get its systems fully automated.

New model rules for TV white spaces

10 Jan

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance revises guidelines for TV white space networks deployment to help bridge the digital divide.

Govt insists new spectrum model is best for SA

Dec 13, 2017

The proposed wholesale open access network leaves it up to industry to figure out how to share spectrum.

Social grants payments model gets go-ahead

Dec 11, 2017

SASSA and SAPO reach a deal to usher in a new grants payment system ahead of the expiry date of the Cash Paymaster Services' contract.

Citrix helps institutions address ICT needs

Dec 8, 2017

The virtualisation company is working with Stellenbosch University's humanities department to deliver applications as a service.

ECA Amendment Bill comment period extended

Dec 8, 2017

The telecoms department extends the period for public consultation on the Electronic Communications Act Amendment Bill until 31 January 2018.

Operation clean-up to root out corruption at SITA - CEO

Dec 6, 2017

Internal corruption investigations at the State IT Agency have resulted in the exodus of 45 people over the past year, says CEO Setumo Mohapi.

Fail for Bathabile Dlamini in DA report card

Dec 5, 2017

More than half of the ministers in the National Executive achieved the lowest score possible in the Democratic Alliance's 2017 Government Report Card.