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ICT pundits hope SONA goes beyond ‘future intentions’

The president can’t be accused of not giving the ICT sector its due mention in his SONAs, but industry commentators say gaps between design and actuality need to be addressed.


Upswing expected in SA’s ICT spending in 2020

Despite SA’s subdued economic outlook, technology has a massive part to play in the country’s growth in the future, with ICT spending to reach R393 billion in 2020, says the IDC.

28 Jan

SA's digital journey continues poor form

A Cisco study highlights SA's slow-moving digital progress; however, one analyst warns these kinds of reports are often too thin on diagnosis and remedy.


Ndabeni-Abrahams’s first year in office: highs and lows

It has been a year since minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams took over a unified ICT ministry.


Western Cape becoming a WiFi hotspot

The provincial government plans to add 321 public WiFi zones over the next financial year, as it looks to improve universal Internet access in the province.

Jun 21, 2019

Ramaphosa's 4IR smart city pipe dream

Pundits stress the need for articulated plans rather than dreams to take the country forward.


Public Sector ICT Forum tackles smart cities

Trusting the technology is key to the successful implementation of a smart city, said IDC's Mark Walker at the Public Sector ICT Forum.


Government pins hopes on 4IR commission

President Cyril Ramaphosa appoints a digital revolution commission, but industry observers advise it must have substance to be taken seriously.

Feb 27, 2019

Don't let cloud break the bank in 2019

Cloud computing is changing IT departments' budgets, says Mark Walker, associate VP for sub-Saharan Africa at IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

Feb 26, 2019

Govt outlines tech hub aspirations

The administration looks to establish Africa's largest tech hub on home soil, setting its sights on being a leading ICT player on the continent.


ICT industry 'encouraged' by Mboweni's budget

Minister Tito Mboweni used his budget speech to promise government action on some critical ICT areas; a step the industry describes as encouraging.

Feb 18, 2019

Top ICT tips for Mboweni's budget

Although Eskom is expected to dominate Tito Mboweni's budget, the ICT sector shares its thoughts on where the finance minister should turn his focus.

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