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Nov 13, 2020

Public outcry over proposed TV licences for Netflix, Showmax

Government’s draft policy on the licensing of video-on-demand content services viewable on smart devices is met with much resistance from the public.


Comms ministry kicks-off digital TV public awareness

The department prepares campaigns in the Free State and Northern Cape, to encourage qualifying households to apply for government-subsidised set-top boxes.


USAASA spends R5m a month on set-top box storage

The state-owned company looks to install over 800 000 digital migration decoders by next March, and courts signal distributor Sentech to help with project management.

May 5, 2020

Post office adds cashless ATMs to expand payments network

The South African Post Office pins its hopes on a cashless ATM solution to decongest the existing under-pressure social grant payment points.

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.

Nov 13, 2019

MTN, ZTE showcase Africa’s first live 5G video call

The companies successfully undertook Africa’s first live video call using 5G network technology at AfricaCom 2019.


DCDT, Huawei partner for women’s skills development

Huawei SA will deliver a tailor-made 5G course to the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies' female staff.


Do you know what’s lurking in your network? And other issues to think about during Cyber Security Awareness Month

It's fitting that International Cyber Security Awareness month takes place in the month of Halloween, says Stefan van de Giessen, GM: Cyber Security at Networks Unlimited Africa.

Sep 17, 2019

SITA seeks answers from Micro Focus over R364m disputed tender

The government agency calls in the UK-based software provider to explain the reasons behind the termination of a R364 million IT contract.

Sep 15, 2019

Eyebrows raised over Kekana’s role in R300m tender

The deputy communications and digital technologies minister's name has been dragged into a dispute over a R300 million IT tender, Sunday Times reports.


Kekana calls on women to take up ownership in WOAN

The SA Women in ICT Forum launches “Lift As We Rise” series, with deputy minister Pinky Kekana encouraging women to hold equity in the wholesale open access network.

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