Simnikiwe Mzekandaba
5:50

Govt e-Job site goes live

Citizens looking to apply for state jobs can do so online, following the launch of a Web-based application system.

4:40
Wednesday

Ericsson's innovation arm looks to bring ideas to life

Ericsson ONE enables the company's entrepreneurs to come up with tech-driven projects that can be turned into the next big business.

1:50

Inside Ericsson's Silicon Valley Experience Centre

Ericsson opened its Santa Clara doors to journalists from the Middle East and Africa.

2:40
6 Dec

5G to boost mobile subs, revenue potential

5G mobile subscriptions will peak to reach 1.5 billion by 2024, surpassing 4G technology adoption, says Ericsson.

3:10

WCape on course to connect 6.6m residents

The provincial government inks a deal with Liquid Telecom SA to boost free public WiFi hotspots from 178 to 1 600.

3:10

Progressive Blacks in ICT slams soft legislation

The lobby group calls for laws that support inclusive participation of black South Africans in the ICT sector, as Parliament debates ECA Bill revisions.

4:20

Cyber Crimes Bill inches closer to becoming law

The National Assembly sets wheels in motion to protect South Africans, as it passes legislation that addresses cyber crimes.

5:50

Tech predictions: 2019 will be the year of the CIO

Forrester Research predicts the CIO's role will be elevated in 2019, as the IT executive is given room to lead and orchestrate this vital company role.

2:10

Science, tech minister joins global AI council

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will serve in a fourth industrial revolution council to guide the international community on artificial intelligence priorities.

7:30

Industry lauds decision to unify comms ministry

After much criticism of the 2014 split of the comms department, the decision to reconfigure the telecoms and broadcasting ministries is welcomed as a boost for effective regulation.

2:30

USAASA drives connectivity in ECape

The long road to connect educational and health institutions to broadband services shows signs of life, as the agency provides connectivity to over 200 sites in the province.

4:40

Gauteng turns to tech to stop public works corruption

The provincial infrastructure department unveils a biometrics system to reduce fraud and corruption in the Expanded Public Works Programme.

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 :)