Democratic Alliance

New timeframes for delivery of NSFAS student laptops

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme will receive the first batch of laptops promised to qualifying students in April, reveals minister Dr Blade Nzimande.


Information Regulator worries SA will get less WhatsApp privacy

In a letter to Facebook, the Information Regulator highlights concerns that EU citizens will receive higher privacy protection than South Africans.


Millions set aside for dual-illumination amid digital TV delay

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Comms hears R204 million has been allocated to Sentech this financial year for dual-illumination, as digital migration limps along.


Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA

Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.


Parliament must protect SA from Facebook, WhatsApp, says DA

Facebook has a strong case to answer before Parliament, regarding its role in the dissemination of COVID-19 misinformation in SA, says the Democratic Alliance.


Mayor Makhubo faces Zondo Commission over EOH payments

The mayor, who allegedly sourced money for his political party from EOH, calls for restructuring of funding for political formations.

Nov 16, 2020

Tshwane mulls ‘wall-to-wall’ fibre coverage for smart city future

The city eyes wall-to-wall broadband coverage, placing its ailing broadband project in pole position among its smart city aspirations.

Oct 19, 2020

Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.

Oct 16, 2020

Comms department stands firm on USASSA caretaker appointment

The department moves to quell concerns over the appointment of Basil Ford as executive caretaker at the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA.

Oct 5, 2020

Altron scores victory in multibillion-rand broadband contract battle

The court found there was no basis for finding any possible maladministration or mismanagement of Altron Nexus.

Oct 5, 2020

Comms minister Ndabeni-Abrahams’s WhatsApp account hacked

The minister's WhatsApp account has been hacked, resulting in private and confidential information being in the hands of a third-party.

Sep 21, 2020

Western Cape EMS workers to get body cameras

The Western Cape health department equips emergency medical services personnel with bodycams, amid increasing levels of criminal attacks against them.