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Comms minister puts hackathons at core of creating ‘4IR army’

Government must show confidence in the solutions young South Africans are producing, to boost the culture of innovation, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.


Millions set aside for dual-illumination amid digital TV delay

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Comms hears R204 million has been allocated to Sentech this financial year for dual-illumination, as digital migration limps along.


Telkom offers coding programme in Eastern Cape

The Telkom Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Communications, unveils a community-led coding programme for the Alice community.


Comms minister commits to March 2022 digital migration deadline

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams once again commits to “speed up” the digital migration process, as the goalposts shift to next year.  


Kekana urges responsible, safer Internet citizenship

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a massive increase in online violence and cyber bullying, says communications deputy minister Pinky Kekana.


5G-coronavirus falsehoods threaten telecoms investment, says minister

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams slams attacks on the country’s cellphone network towers, labelling the 5G-coronavirus misinformation as a threat to telecoms investment.


Communications ministry entities back Ndabeni-Abrahams

Despite reports of a tumultuous past, the heads and CEOs within minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s portfolio have committed their support to ensure delivery of key targets.


Govt wants 80% of population to have Internet access by 2024

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams signs a performance agreement, agreeing to ensure 80% of the population has access to the Internet in the next four years.


South Africa must plan for ‘future-fit’ digital infrastructure

The pandemic exposed countries’ digital infrastructure weaknesses, revealing the need for a change in thinking and planning for the future, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.


Comms ministry readies SA’s data, cloud policy

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says her department is in the process of gazetting a draft data and cloud policy, amid the flurry of activity in the data centre market.


Call for young people to sign up for free online courses

Applications for free digital skills training are now open, as the communications ministry forges ahead with plans to build SA’s 4IR army.


Comms ministry details fiscal year’s audit outcomes

The communications and digital technologies ministry reveals to Parliament’s portfolio committee that it achieved an unqualified audit.

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