Democratic Alliance

Budget for Ndabeni-Abrahams’ private office revealed

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies budgets over R16 million to run the minister’s private office.


What South Africans searched for online on election day

South Africans turned to Google for voting information, while photo-sharing apps like Instagram were used to showcase their marks in the sixth democratic election.


SA political parties square up on social media

South African political parties have been hard at work using social media as a tool to reach voters, hoping these online efforts will translate into votes.


DA makes big ICT promises in manifesto

The opposition party, which sees ICT as an economic growth multiplier, outlines how it will ensure SA harnesses the full benefits of the ICT ecosystem.

Jan 18, 2019

DA accuses ANC of misleading public about e-tolls

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga alleges the ruling party has no intention of scrapping the controversial e-toll system in Gauteng.


DA seeks clarity on digital TV review

The opposition party believes the advisory council's tasks aim to only deliver short-term goals for analogue switch-off.


DTPS spends big bucks on high-level salaries

The telecoms ministry's senior staff members take home more than R1 million each per annum.


DA to fight digital voter influence

The Democratic Alliance cautions companies that plan to use the digital space to manipulate voters ahead of the country's 2019 general elections.

Apr 5, 2018

Scant data protection leaves African surfers exposed

More than half of Africa's 54 countries have no data protection or privacy laws, and of the 14 countries that do, nine have no regulators to enforce them.


SA's e-visa system in the works

The home affairs department confirms plans to introduce an online capture system for visa and permit applications.


Mokonyane's poor performance doesn't bode well for DOC

Nomvula Mokonyane's sketchy track record doesn't inspire confidence she will turn things around at crisis-hit communications entities.

Feb 9, 2018

SASSA again needs rescue from self-engineered crisis

The social security agency once again looks to the ConCourt, as it requests an extension of the suspension of invalidity of the Cash Paymaster Services contract.

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