Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

New HIRAX telescope to explore dark energy, radio flashes

SA launches HIRAX, a multimillion-rand radio telescope that will help the country take the lead in the new age of radio astronomy and scientific exploration.


Telecoms ministry commits to women empowerment in tech

The department supports the TechnoGirl Trust, to empower young women from previously disadvantaged communities to participate in the digital economy.


Grant deductions fight heads to appeals court

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an application to appeal the ruling that favours deductions from the bank accounts of SA's most vulnerable citizens.


DOC taps broadcasters for digital TV public awareness

The communications ministry partners with local broadcasters for an educational drive on digital migration, as well as to accelerate the uptake of set-top boxes.


Artificial intelligence internship programme goes awry

The e-government department probes claims of fraud linked to its partnership training programme, but one of the companies fingered says there is no basis for the investigation.


ANC wants govt to step up efforts to reduce data costs

The governing party calls for the implementation of its resolutions and policies aimed at driving down the cost of data in the country.


Gauteng education's placement woes continue

Despite on-going struggles to place learners timeously, the provincial education department remains resolute that its online application system is the way to go.


Consumers bear brunt of digital TV delay, says lobby group

The National Black Consumer Council slams the countrys slow process to switch from analogue to digital TV, saying the delay has been at great cost to consumers.

7 Aug

Tuks to groom tech-skilled entrepreneurs

The University of Pretoria's new innovation hub will promote tech entrepreneurship at an academic level, in an attempt to address SA's unemployment challenge.


Joburg banks on nerve centre to enhance service delivery

The city makes headway with plans to create coordinated efforts in service delivery, as its integrated intelligence centre sees the light.


HearMe Panic Button app ready for debut

The mobile app aims to help potential crime victims by linking them to local police and crime prevention services.


Gauteng education dept prioritises critical skills schools

The provincial education department opens an engineering school of specialisation with a focus on aviation.

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 :)