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 :)

Local students develop safety-first aircraft


Belgium Campus students program and design an aircraft to spruce-up safety in the aviation industry.

Minister pins hopes on new ICT companies

Despite government's poor reputation in running companies, the telecoms ministry is confident establishing two new state-owned ICT companies bodes well for the country.

Post office e-commerce hub in the works


The South African Post Office looks to put legacy struggles behind it, as it pursues e-commerce as a growth opportunity.

No CPS ties beyond September, vows SASSA

SASSA eyes more electronic transactions as it looks to phase out the cash payments contract with the Net1 subsidiary.

Set-top box producers set the record straight

CZ Electronics opens the doors to its East Rand manufacturing facility to show the decoders used for digital migration are proudly South African.

SASSA intros modernised payment cards

The social security agency disperses new social grant cards as the post office prepares to take over complete distribution of SASSA payments.

Home-grown taxi app to rival Uber, Taxify

4 Jun

The Hailer transport app prepares to make its debut, bringing more competition to SA's already hotly contested e-hailing and cab services market.

Mokonyane hopes for single communications ministry

The communications minister supports calls to have a single ICT-focused government department.

Mokonyane to shelve USAASA's digital migration role

The communications minister slams USAASA's wrongdoing in overseeing the production process of digital migration set-top boxes.

Govt can't accelerate digital migration alone, says minister

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane eyes partnerships with industry players, as she explores 'how' best to implement the digital migration project over the next 12 months.

Parliament pushes for ICASA chairperson's suspension

Rubben Mohlaloga still occupies public office despite his fraud and money laundering conviction, with no solid resolution about his future at the regulator.

Post office taps local player for beneficiaries' biometrics

SAPO appoints an authentication provider to boost verification systems for welfare beneficiaries, amid fears SASSA's coffers will run dry.