Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Telecoms ministry commits to women empowerment in tech

The department supports the TechnoGirl Trust, to empower young women from previously disadvantaged communities to participate in the digital economy.

HearMe Panic Button app ready for debut

The mobile app aims to help potential crime victims by linking them to local police and crime prevention services.

Jul 18, 2018

High spectrum prices hit developing nations hard

Too expensive spectrum assignments hinder the uptake of mobile broadband services by consumers in developing economies, a GSMA report finds.

Jul 11, 2018

Broadband rollout to govt sites hits a snag

The telecoms department fails to connect 327 sites in rural municipalities by its June deadline, and misses SA Connect targets once again.

Jul 9, 2018

DTPS lifts lid on entities' corruption cases

SITA tops the list as the department's entity with the most reported cases for contravening anti-bribery and corruption legislation.

SITA searches for socially-conscious innovation

The government agency challenges the public to come up with innovative solutions to help realise the targets of the 2030 National Development Plan.

Post office e-commerce hub in the works

The South African Post Office looks to put legacy struggles behind it, as it pursues e-commerce as a growth opportunity.

Mokonyane hopes for single communications ministry

The communications minister supports calls to have a single ICT-focused government department.

Govt aims to connect 327 broadband sites by June

Minister Siyabonga Cwele backs targets for phase one of SA Connect and admits the state won't be able to afford sole implementation of phase two.

Internet for All making progress, says Cwele

Minister Siyabonga Cwele's budget speech lauds connectivity programme, details how digital TV delay is costing government millions.

SA, Cuba team up on ICT

The two countries agree to work together to strengthen relations in the area of ICT.

.ZADNA simplifies Web name registration

The domain name registration system aims to make it easier for small businesses to register a new company and its equivalent domain name.