Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Google to enhance SA's digital skills pipeline

The search engine giant readies to roll out its digital skills programme at scale, as it looks to equip over 30 000 South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.


Gauteng principals receive smart tools of trade

To deal with the lack of basic communications infrastructure, the provincial education department hands over the latest smartphones to empower school heads.


Africa’s data security readiness at low levels

Even though Africa is witnessing a rise in data breaches, many of the organisations on the continent are still ill-prepared, a study finds.


Online platform looks to ease home loan applications

MortgageMe is an online bond aggregator dedicated to helping aspiring property buyers find the right fit.


Electronic system improves Joburg’s primary healthcare

The City of Johannesburg turns to technology to improve service delivery, particularly in the primary healthcare space.


New TV white space pilot under way in SA

Local stakeholders come together with the US Trade and Development Agency to investigate the viability of TV white space technologies for connectivity in SA’s rural and semi-rural areas.


High hopes for spectrum to play key role in economic revival

The scarce resource is the lifeblood of an economy, but the fear is that the WOAN structure, for which any organisation, even current licensees, can apply, will perpetuate the current status quo.


Hello Paisa app enables cross-border grocery shopping

Zimbabwean nationals living in SA can now buy groceries and goods via the Malaicha app, and have them delivered on the same day to their loved ones back home.


Budget for Ndabeni-Abrahams’ private office revealed

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies budgets over R16 million to run the minister’s private office.


Calls for inclusive, socially-conscious innovation

The Department of Science and Innovation looks to tap other government entities to drive public sector innovation for economic and societal benefit.


ICT SMMEs laud ‘progressive’ spectrum pathway

Organisations backing participation of small firms in ICT commend government’s spectrum framework, vowing to support efforts against monopolistic tendencies in the sector.


Ndabeni-Abrahams issues policy direction on spectrum

The long-awaited government framework for the licensing of high-demand spectrum is finally out.

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 :)