May 15, 2020

Virtual consultations on lockdown easing begin

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today chair a virtual meeting that will deliberate on the prospect of moving most of the country to level three of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dec 18, 2019

Govt switches up set-top box installation model

Local municipalities will appoint set-top box installers for the remaining decoder installations, as government looks to fast-track SA’s digital migration.

Jul 25, 2019

Spectrum policy gets Cabinet approval

The policy crafting the pathway for licensing high-demand spectrum gets the go ahead from Cabinet.


SA's new sci-tech roadmap speaks to Industry 4.0

The new science, technology and innovation policy looks to ensure SA benefits from the rapid technological shifts brought by the fourth industrial revolution.


Ramaphosa merges ICT ministries, Ndabeni-Abrahams to head

In a Cabinet reshuffle this afternoon, the president announced the telecoms and postal ministries will be merged into a single communications department.


Digital migration U-turn creates more confusion

Despite government paving a new way to complete the migration from analogue to digital TV, the industry has lingering questions on how the model will be implemented.


Government abandons set-top boxes

The state adopts a revised model for the rollout of the digital migration project, which sees it abandon the set-top box idea.

Feb 21, 2018

Budget: Cabinet trims SA Connect budget

The SA Connect project receives a reduced budget of R1.7 billion over the medium-term expenditure framework, as implementation struggles to get off the ground.

Nov 3, 2017

Government's ICT roadmap gets thumbs up

Cabinet approves national ICT strategies to drive participation in the Internet economy and deliver modernised service delivery solutions.


DOC bears the brunt of Cabinet reshuffle

Government's communications department undergoes its third leadership change in three years, as fears of further delays to the digital migration project resurface.

Oct 2, 2017

Council sets up central point for innovation data

An online portal to provide access to data, reports, analyses and other information related to the National System of Innovation is available.

Aug 7, 2017

Telecoms dept's DDG recruitment process on track

Cabinet confirms the appointment of a new deputy-director general in line with the telecoms department's plans to fill high-level vacant posts.

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