Department of Communications
1:40

SA government sites hit by downtime

Several government department Web sites on the gov.za domain remained offline for most of last night and into this morning, one year after a similar incident occurred.

2:50
Jul 3, 2019

Muthambi makes a comeback

Embattled former communications minister Faith Muthambi gets appointed to a key role, as she becomes chairperson of one of the oversight committees in Parliament.

7:20
Jun 24, 2019

Promises, promises, promises: still no spectrum

Despite multiple assertions about the imminent spectrum policy direction, history shows SA must take government’s latest spectrum promises with a pinch of salt.

2:30

Spectrum framework coming, Ramaphosa promises

President Cyril Ramaphosa affirms the spectrum policy directive will be issued next month, noting it is key to reducing data costs.

1:40
Jun 18, 2019

Muthambi eyes return to top post

Former embattled minister, Faith Muthambi, is likely to be making a comeback to Parliament.

1:20

Ramaphosa announces department of comms and digital tech

The new department arises from a merger between the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

3:20

Communications ministry merger still in the works

The departments are still finding their footing to unify the two ministries, despite having a head-start in the government consolidation process.

4:40

Set-top box installers mull legal action against USAASA

Set-top box installation companies look to go to court, as petitions to be reinstated by USAASA appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

7:10

Comms ministry finds stability in Ndabeni-Abrahams

The ICT industry lauds the decision to retain minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams in her post, noting it signals much-needed continuity in a department characterised by leadership instability.

4:30

Government-led data science programme gets into gear

Government takes the first steps towards building a capable fourth industrial revolution army, as it readies to train a million young people in data science and related skills by 2030.

3:20
May 10, 2019

CEOs eye digital skills for all execs

Global CEOs list tech-savvy executives as one of their top business priorities of a digital society.

6:40

Stalled ICT projects await the next administration

As the country readies to usher in a new administration after the elections, many of the high-priority ICT projects are still up in the air.

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