Black IT Forum
Aug 1, 2019

New leadership at Black IT Forum

The ICT lobby group announces its newly-elected leadership team of five members to drive its revised vision. 


ICT SMMEs laud ‘progressive’ spectrum pathway

Organisations backing participation of small firms in ICT commend government’s spectrum framework, vowing to support efforts against monopolistic tendencies in the sector.

Nov 2, 2018

Black IT Forum proposes women-led ICT ministry

The organisation supports calls for a consolidated government ICT department, saying a female minister must be at the helm.


Black IT Forum defends SARS IT boss

The association gets behind Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane, criticising the tendency to always depict black women in ICT as incompetent and unprofessional.


R1.2bn and 12 years later, no IFMS in place

The Black IT Forum believes National Treasury's fumbled integrated financial management system is another fail for government, and slams SITA.

Aug 29, 2017

Black IT Forum weighs in on DiData-Ngcaba impasse

The association believes the systems integrator deliberately frustrated its former chairman as he didn't have political influence.

Jun 14, 2017

BITF takes Vodacom to task over transformation

The Black IT Forum questions recent comments by Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub about how transformed the telco is.

Jun 19, 2015

ICASA mum on R7bn Neotel buyout

Cell C calls for an explanation around the regulator's approval of Vodacom's takeover of Neotel, adding it will fight the deal to the end.

Apr 14, 2015

Black IT Forum wants Vodacom-Neotel deal

The organisation believes the deal should go ahead, under certain conditions, as soon as possible, for the sake of economic stimulation.


Ahmed Ismael - Changing lives with technology

Ahmed Ismael set out in 2006 to use technology to make a difference in the communities.

Feb 13, 2013

SITA turnaround 'not good enough'

Despite the improvement in turnaround times for tenders, decision-making is still taking far too long at the agency, says the private sector.

Feb 10, 2012

IT infrastructure push 'inevitable'

President Jacob Zuma's focus on infrastructure development indirectly includes IT development as well.

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