Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave, ordered to deliver public apology
President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to suspend communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, after she violates the country’s lockdown regulations.
Comms minister in hot water for ‘breaking’ lockdown rules
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will face president Cyril Ramaphosa after a social media post purports her to be breaking lockdown rules.
Government establishes COVID-19 tracing database, quells spying fears
Although it will track and trace, via cellphones, those people who may have been exposed to coronavirus, government says their rights will be safeguarded.
Merged communications ministry takes shape
It’s taken over a year, but the merger of the communications and telecoms ministries is finally effective, starting today.
Govt bans mobile data price surge, number portability during lockdown
The communications ministry declares new regulations, prohibiting the increase of mobile data prices and mobile number portability during the nationwide lockdown.
Comms department fights COVID-19 fake news
The department engages social media platform owners to mitigate the spread of digital misinformation about coronavirus in SA.
Government makes provision for virtual learning during lockdown
The ICT and education departments join forces to minimise disruption to the education system during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Local workforce must be reskilled for digital economy
The lack of digital technology awareness hampers digital transformation in some provinces, says a MICT SETA board member.
Tech to enable the success of Africa’s free trade deal
Advanced tech will play a crucial role in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, says deputy comms minister Pinky Kekana.
Government eyes ‘radical’ digital TV awareness campaign
The communications ministry engages local electronics manufacturers, as it looks to accelerate its digital migration project.