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ITU study lifts the lid on ICT adoption in Africa

Albeit slow, the African region witnesses signs of growth in terms of ICT infrastructure, reveals an International Telecommunication Union study.


Minister touts SA Connect as enabler of digital inclusion

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams puts delivery of the SA Connect broadband plan at the forefront of bridging the digital divide.


Girls in ICT Day discussion looks to inspire young women

The International Telecommunication Union readies to host a virtual high-level panel session to encourage more girls and young women to actively pursue careers in STEM.


$428bn investment needed to connect all of humanity

Some R7.1 trillion is required to connect nearly half of the world’s population that has never used the Internet, estimates an International Telecommunication Union study.

Sep 14, 2020

ITU Connect2Recover to boost Africa’s post-COVID connectivity

The International Telecommunication Union’s Connect2Recover initiative aims to expand access to affordable and reliable connectivity in Africa.

Aug 7, 2020

Women hardest hit by digital divide during COVID-19

An International Telecommunication Union report shows access to ICT has a major impact on women's ability to prepare for, survive and recover from disasters.


ITU introduces new global guidelines to protect kids online

The International Telecommunication Union’s guidelines consist of four parts tailored to key audiences: children, parents and educators, industry and policymakers.

Jun 23, 2020

Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment

UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.


Africa recycles less than 0.1% e-waste

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals Africa’s shortcomings on e-waste management, with less than 0.1% recycled.


Internet uptake lags despite falling broadband prices

The International Telecommunication Union finds prices for telecoms services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates.

May 5, 2020

As COVID-19 continues, ITU calls for digital solutions

The International Telecommunication Union’s second annual innovation competition calls for digital solutions that can be nurtured to scale and assist communities.


Criminals exploit crucial COVID-19 SMSes to commit fraud

WASPA advises SA’s mobile users to exercise caution and their own common sense when receiving messages on their mobiles related to the virus.

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