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5:20
10 hours ago

Economics lesson sparks idea for SA fashion brands online store

NOWNOW eyes expansion into other fashion hubs, as it charts its journey to becoming the biggest African online marketplace for fashion designers and brands.

3:20

Cisco turns to Webex to drive remote working

The global networking firm relies on its own video-conferencing and virtual meeting platform to achieve business continuity.

1:20

Ndabeni-Abrahams apologises for ‘breaching’ lockdown rules

The minister issues a public apology via social media, conveying her “deepest regret” for violating lockdown regulations.

3:50

Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave, ordered to deliver public apology

President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to suspend communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, after she violates the country’s lockdown regulations.

2:10
Tuesday

Comms minister in hot water for ‘breaking’ lockdown rules

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will face president Cyril Ramaphosa after a social media post purports her to be breaking lockdown rules. 

4:00

Facebook, YouTube up fight against 5G, COVID-19 falsehoods

Amid the surge of social media rumours linking coronavirus to 5G technologies, some platforms have stepped up the fight against the baseless claims.

4:40

Huawei’s African operations weather US pushback

Despite the ban in the US, Huawei says its local operations continue to grow from strength to strength.

5:50

Government establishes COVID-19 tracing database, quells spying fears

Although it will track and trace, via cellphones, those people who may have been exposed to coronavirus, government says their rights will be safeguarded.

2:30

SA makes headway with COVID-19 track and trace system

Telkom partners with the CSIR and Institute of Communicable Diseases to develop a coronavirus track and trace system.

2:40

Virtual safaris become reality during SA lockdown

With the nation-wide lockdown in full effect, local game reserves bring virtual safaris and nature to the people.

4:10

Merged communications ministry takes shape

It’s taken over a year, but the merger of the communications and telecoms ministries is finally effective, starting today.

3:30

Govt puts mobile tech at centre of COVID-19 mass screening, testing

The South African government leans on mobile technology as it enters a new phase in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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 :)