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Thousands to learn critical digital skills as Nemisa, Coursera partner

The collaboration between the organisations aims to build an upskilling programme for unemployed and under-employed citizens in nine provinces across SA.


Africa tipped to be emerging technology powerhouse

Africa’s undying spirit and massive techno-economic potential are catalysts for thriving in these challenging times, says the UN Broadband Commission’s Bocar Ba.


Comms ministry readies digital economy investment conference

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies will convene a Digital Economy Investment Conference in September, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.


Spectrum impasse hurts efforts to rebuild economy, says minister

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams slams the impasse over the licensing of high-demand spectrum, saying it hampers government’s economic recovery ambitions.


SA govt wants to be co-owner of all data generated locally

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies states the lack of policy for data generation and storage could pose a national security threat.


Set-top box delivery still a ‘drop in the ocean’, says acting director-general

The communications ministry’s acting DG reveals that just over 600 000 set-top box installations have been done as part of the digital migration.


Minister touts SA Connect as enabler of digital inclusion

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams puts delivery of the SA Connect broadband plan at the forefront of bridging the digital divide.


Ndabeni-Abrahams oversees analogue TV switch-off in Free State

Analogue switch-off in the Free State continues, simultaneously with the switch-off in the Northern Cape Province, says the communications department.


Communications ministry reveals key timelines for USAASA

The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa will be converted into the Digital Development Fund by the end of March 2023, the comms ministry tells Parliament.

Apr 1, 2021

5G, 4IR programme upskills thousands of SA tertiary students

More than 2 000 South African tertiary students acquire fourth industrial revolution skills through a joint training initiative delivered by Huawei and the communications ministry.


Comms ministry’s ‘on-demand’ services policy moves to next phase

The department confirms the April commencement of public hearings for the policy framework of over-the-top and video-on-demand services, among others.


Comms ministry starts phased switch to digital TV

The communications department keeps up with the latest timelines on the digital migration project, switching off analogue TV transmitters in some Free State towns.   

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