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Chipper Cash app makes South African debut

The African cross-border fintech start-up introduces its services to the local market, beginning with its freemium peer-to-peer money transfer service.


SA can’t afford further spectrum delays, says industry body

The South African Communications Forum urges ICASA to follow robust consultative processes, as it prepares for the next spectrum licensing process.


Another SA education institution ventures into online schooling

Private school Woodridge College launches online school Woodridge Connect, becoming the latest entrant in SA’s burgeoning online learning space.


MTN Business App of the Year winners crowned

Ambani Africa wins the overall prize at the MTN Business App of the Year Awards 2021, also scooping three other categories last night.


SITA sets aside sizeable investment to upgrade network

The State IT Agency confirms a R400 million investment to upgrade its core network infrastructure, to be completed in a five-year phased approach.


Hamilton Ratshefola no longer IBM SA boss

ITWeb learns IBM SA’s long-serving executive, Hamilton Ratshefola, no longer serves as the company’s country GM.


South Africa climbs global broadband speed rankings

The country now ranks at number 90 out of 224 countries when it comes to the worldwide broadband speed league, up from last year’s 97th position.


Electronic vaccine passports on the cards for SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa confirms the health department is considering various mechanisms to show vaccination status, including digitally.


Gauteng healthcare app brings services to residents’ fingertips

The provincial health department’s Mpilo app garners over 61 000 users, as the department accelerates mobile tech use to improve healthcare services.


'Fresh start' after ICASA concession, comms minister undaunted

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni will continue engagements with the telcos in search of an amicable solution for much-needed spectrum allocation.


Africa becomes outsourcing sector destination of choice

A new report charts Africa's rise as a business process outsourcing sector juggernaut, showing contact centre salaries on the continent as “highly” competitive.


Home affairs deploys tech to fight snaking queues

The department tells Parliament that an online appointment system is in the works, as part of the intervention strategies to reduce long queues at its branches.

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 :)