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Jul 9, 2021

Gauteng e-Gov coughs up R142m after Altron blackout threat

The department confirms paying the outstanding invoices for the Gauteng Broadband Network, saying the delay was caused by non-compliance with procurement laws.

Jul 7, 2021

SITA lashes out at Gauteng e-gov, Altron over broadband services

The State IT Agency accuses Altron and Gauteng’s e-gov HOD of sharing inaccurate information, thereby portraying SITA as the one misleading the public.

Jul 5, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Last-ditch deal averts Gauteng Broadband Network blackout

The Gauteng Department of e-Government and Altron Nexus seal a last-minute deal to avoid a connectivity shutdown at key provincial institutions.


Gauteng’s Broadband Network receives budget injection

Gauteng’s e-government department sets aside R457 million for the project in 2021/2022, as it looks to continue its rollout and maintenance.


Telcolink earns elevated Gauteng broadband project status

Altron Nexus elevates Telcolink’s status from SMME player to project house on the multibillion-rand Gauteng Broadband Network.


Budget pressure for phase two of Gauteng broadband project

The Department of e-Government refutes claims that management of phase two of the Gauteng Broadband Network has been handed over to another agency.


Gauteng e-government dept embraces virtual amid lockdown

Gauteng finance MEC and e-government department head Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko sees virtual meetings as key to helping save time and money in future.


Probe into AI internship programme leads to suspensions

A forensic investigation into the e-government department’s specialised ICT skills programme results in the suspension of two senior managers.

Dec 19, 2019

Gauteng Broadband Network parties committed to ‘good governance’

SITA addresses corruption allegations concerning the broadband project, saying all parties involved are committed to the highest principles of integrity.


e-Government dept threatens to halt Gauteng Broadband Network

The department threatens to pause the ambitious provincial connectivity project, citing irregular expenditure and non-delivery from SITA.

Jul 3, 2019

SITA cracks whip on Gauteng Broadband Network project

Altron Nexus has now paid SMEs contracted to work on the GBN project, after intervention by SITA and Gauteng’s new finance MEC.


SMEs accuse Gauteng Broadband Network of corruption

The SMEs claim corrupt government officials are the architects of their troubles, as they favour working with bigger and established companies with deep pockets.

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