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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 :)

Articles

6:30
Devices8 hours ago

SA's saturated streaming market too hot for BritBox to handle?

It’s no surprise that British-based streaming service BritBox has decided to close its offering in South Africa, say analysts.

3:00

ICASA outlines target to connect public institutions

Licensees are on track to ensure 50% of schools, clinics, hospitals and libraries are connected by 31 March 2025, says ICASA.

2:20
IOT17 May

Internet access no longer a luxury, says comms minister

The state is committed to achieving wide-ranging internet access for all citizens, says communications minister Mondli Gungubele.

3:30

Naspers, Prosus under the leadership of new CEO

Fabricio Bloisi has been appointed as the new group CEO, effective 1 July, to replace Bob van Dijk.

4:40
Broadband16 May

Mobile internet gender gap lessens

Women’s fast adoption of mobile internet helped narrow the mobile internet gender gap from 19% in 2022 to 15% in 2023, says the GSMA.

4:50
Devices14 May

Master plan aims to elevate SA’s medtech sector

The government-driven master plan seeks to position South Africa to take advantage of the booming medical technology sector.

4:30

‘Complacent’ security investment rings alarm bells

Planned investment in security slumps, due to complacency that needs to be addressed quite sharply, says IDC.

2:30

Public works minister orders probe of ‘vulnerable’ IT systems

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure minister enlists law enforcement agencies and cyber security experts to investigate.

3:20

Cape Town’s crime fight takes to the skies

The city deploys aerial surveillance technology in the form of a Cessna 337 aircraft, dubbed the ‘eye-in-the-sky’.

5:10

SA opens Africa’s first military-focused AI hub

The Saldanha Bay-based artificial intelligence institute becomes the fourth AI hub in SA, with its primary focus on the defence and military sector.

2:40

South Africa key to continent’s ICT development

The African Telecommunications Union urges SA to lead the charge in international ICT diplomacy, to ensure African-centric ICT growth.

5:00

South Africa celebrates 30 years of ICT wins

SA’s ICT industry pats itself on the back for advancing communication services and economic growth over the last 30 years, but burning issues remain.