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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.

Mar 6, 2020

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.

Mar 4, 2020

Samsung, UWC partner to boost ICT skills

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will today officially open Samsung’s innovation lab at the University of the Western Cape.


Government eyes ‘radical’ digital TV awareness campaign

The communications ministry engages local electronics manufacturers, as it looks to accelerate its digital migration project.


R1.9bn reprioritised for digital migration

The communications department promises to speed-up implementation of much-delayed projects, to advance SA’s ICT interests.

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