Government is urged to favour smart procurement, with SMEs expressing frustration with current processes.
The ICT lobby group announces its newly-elected leadership team of five members to drive its revised vision.
Organisations backing participation of small firms in ICT commend government’s spectrum framework, vowing to support efforts against monopolistic tendencies in the sector.
The organisation supports calls for a consolidated government ICT department, saying a female minister must be at the helm.
The association gets behind Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane, criticising the tendency to always depict black women in ICT as incompetent and unprofessional.
The Black IT Forum believes National Treasury's fumbled integrated financial management system is another fail for government, and slams SITA.
The association believes the systems integrator deliberately frustrated its former chairman as he didn't have political influence.
The Black IT Forum questions recent comments by Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub about how transformed the telco is.
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.
The organisation believes the deal should go ahead, under certain conditions, as soon as possible, for the sake of economic stimulation.
Ahmed Ismael set out in 2006 to use technology to make a difference in the communities.
Despite the improvement in turnaround times for tenders, decision-making is still taking far too long at the agency, says the private sector.