It has been a year since minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams took over a unified ICT ministry.
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.
Pundits stress the need for articulated plans rather than dreams to take the country forward.
Trusting the technology is key to the successful implementation of a smart city, said IDC's Mark Walker at the Public Sector ICT Forum.
President Cyril Ramaphosa appoints a digital revolution commission, but industry observers advise it must have substance to be taken seriously.
Cloud computing is changing IT departments' budgets, says Mark Walker, associate VP for sub-Saharan Africa at IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
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.
Minister Tito Mboweni used his budget speech to promise government action on some critical ICT areas; a step the industry describes as encouraging.
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.
It is predicted the elections will pose many challenges for SA's ICT environment this year, as organisations tread with caution in an uncertain political environment.
The state looks to overhaul the education system so that young South Africans are prepared for the fourth industrial revolution.
The current proliferation rate ofdigital personal assistants will result in one robot for every person in the future, says UiPath.