Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
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What Tito Mboweni's appointment means for ICT

ICT analysts weigh in on the new finance minister's appointment, saying it's unlikely to have a direct impact on the sector, at least for now.

2:20

Huawei, DTPS send students to China to learn ICT skills

The third group of 10 students has departed for China to receive training at Huawei's headquarters.

5:30

Telecoms ministry lifts lid on WOAN spectrum allocation

A Government Gazette details the policy framework for licensing unassigned high-demand spectrum for the wholesale open access network and mobile operators.

3:10

Cwele, ICASA agree to set court matter aside

Minister Siyabonga Cwele and the telecoms regulator settle legal battle to initiate the licensing of unallocated high demand spectrum.

5:00

Govt sets unrealistic data science skills goal

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services commits to training a million young people by 2030 to meet SA's exponential need for data scientists.

2:50

ECA Bill gets thumbs up

Despite widespread criticism from some stakeholders in the sector, Cabinet moves to approve the Bill that clears the way for the introduction of the wholesale open access network.

3:20

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.

2:30

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.

5:20
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.

3:40
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.

3:30
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.

4:30

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.

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