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Limpopo teen invents alert device for GBV, human trafficking victims

Sixteen-year-old Bohlale Mphahlele develops a prototype for a device she hopes will help curb gender-based violence and human trafficking in SA.


CrimeSpotter app aims to curb neighbourhood crime

The newly-launched crime-reporting app wants to bring back South African citizens’ ease of movement in their neighbourhoods.


$428bn investment needed to connect all of humanity

Some R7.1 trillion is required to connect nearly half of the world’s population that has never used the Internet, estimates an International Telecommunication Union study.


Government has high hopes for SITA’s reconfiguration

The State IT Agency’s reconfiguration process aims to position it beyond being a government procurement arm, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.


Call to download COVID-19 alert app as restrictions ease

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges citizens to download the COVID Alert SA app to help government identify and contain outbreaks before they spread further.


Ndabeni-Abrahams says digital migration target still within reach

Even though history shows otherwise, minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says government is committed to the March 2021 digital migration deadline.


City of Joburg rolls out solar-powered WiFi zones

The city brings its free WiFi programme back to life, as it sets in motion plans to become the digital hub of the African continent.


LG switches it up with swivelling smartphone

The South Korean company presents the LG Wing, its first smartphone device under the Explorer Project.


UIF looks to updated databases to strengthen payment controls

The Unemployment Insurance Fund partners with other government entities to create an updated database for Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme payments.


SASSA’s online applications portal hits a snag

The South African Social Security Agency’s newly-launched online portal for certain social grant applications is inaccessible to some.


Free legal advice at the touch of an app

The Molao365 app aims to provide South Africans with much-need legal advice from qualified and experienced lawyers.


Huawei eyes 2021 release of HarmonyOS-powered smartphones

The Chinese technology giant readies to rollout smartphones that run with its rival operating system, amid ongoing restrictions. 

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 :)