Cwele to chair global satellite body

South Africa gets the nod from the satellite organisation, as telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele is elected as chairperson.

Minister pins hopes on new ICT companies

Despite government's poor reputation in running companies, the telecoms ministry is confident establishing two new state-owned ICT companies bodes well for the country.

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.

CSIR develops test bed to prepare Africa for 5G

The institute aims to support research on key technology building blocks for 5G, and support development and experimentation on use cases.

Mokonyane to shelve USAASA's digital migration role

The communications minister slams USAASA's wrongdoing in overseeing the production process of digital migration set-top boxes.

Long wait for spectrum clarity may soon be over

30 May

Telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele says Cabinet will soon make a decision on spectrum allocation in SA.

Govt aims to connect 327 broadband sites by June

May 18, 2018

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

May 17, 2018

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

SA, Cuba team up on ICT

May 16, 2018

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

DTPS spends big bucks on high-level salaries

Apr 23, 2018

The telecoms ministry's senior staff members take home more than R1 million each per annum.

R1.7bn spent on Gauteng broadband network

Mar 26, 2018

While the provincial government planned to spend R1.2 billion over five years on its broadband network, costs have already hit the R1.7 billion mark to date.

Govt eyes digital payments for all SASSA grants

Mar 22, 2018

The state encourages 2.8 million beneficiaries to opt to receive social grant payments via electronic platforms.