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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.