State of the Nation Address

Government fast-tracks spectrum policy

The state confirms plans to finalise the policy directive on radio frequency spectrum allocation are moving forward.


Govt eyes digital revolution in education

The state looks to overhaul the education system so that young South Africans are prepared for the fourth industrial revolution.


#SONA2019: Spectrum allocation, digital skills take priority

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises swift action on policy direction for spectrum licensing, adding that the education system will undergo a digital overhaul.


What the ICT sector wants to hear from #SONA2019

Ahead of tonight's address, ICT sector stakeholders reveal key focus areas where president Cyril Ramaphosa needs to pump up speed.


Parliament Web site to live stream SONA

South Africans who cannot be glued to their TV screens for the State of the Nation Address on Thursday can catch the live broadcast via online channels.

Feb 20, 2018

Govt finally turns attention to ICT

Government pins its hopes on an ICT commission, as it looks to dust off SA's patchy progress in ICT and keep up with rapid tech changes.

Feb 16, 2017

Government admits data costs must fall

Government commits to bringing down the cost to communicate this year, although it has yet to outline how this will be achieved.

Feb 13, 2017

SA, Belgium to bolster science and tech

The countries join forces to implement joint research and innovation initiatives.


Zuma overrides Eskom's renewable energy snub

Despite the power utility's delay tactics in renewing contracts, the president insists the parastatal will sign the outstanding deals.

Feb 10, 2017

Zuma wants more participation of black people in ICT

President Jacob Zuma wants government to pursue policies that will include SMMEs and black people in the country's ICT sector.

Feb 9, 2017

Govt to prioritise maths and science

President Jacob Zuma declares 2017 as the year of maths and science.

Feb 9, 2017

What's in store for ICT in 2017 SONA

Analysts fear information and communication technology, as an economic enabler, is set to be side-lined again this year.

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