Several flaws in SA’s draft data and cloud policy, say experts
Industry insiders highlight failings in the Draft National Policy on Data and Cloud, questioning government’s approach to co-owning locally-generated data.
Govt urged to include online GBV in Domestic Violence Act
Digital policy organisation Research ICT Africa will today appear before Parliament to ask government to consider online GBV in the Domestic Violence Act.
COVID-19 exposes SA’s digital fractures, inequality
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic unmasks the defects in South Africa’s digital economy, which could be turned into opportunities if tackled now.
Telecoms policy becomes a tennis match
The Internet Service Providers' Association sees SA's telecoms regulation as endless sets of policy implementation decisions and failures.
DOC split 'set the sector back 10 years'
Research ICT Africa believes the Department of Communications and Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services should be re-amalgamated.
ECA Bill gives DTPS minister too much power
Research ICT Africa calls for the Bill to be withdrawn in its current format, saying it erodes ICASA's power and expands the minister's power in a way that could be unconstitutional.
Africa still grapples with barriers to Internet access
Affordability remains one of the primary barriers to Internet access and optimal Internet usage in SA, Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria.
'Unjustified' mobile price hikes under microscope
The NCC is adamant it will get to the bottom of recent mobile price hikes, which a new report deems unjustified.
Call for end of over-priced data
Local operators lag when it comes to the decline in mobile data pricing in Africa, says Research ICT Africa.
Only brief relief from MTR shake-up
Consumers see short-term benefits from changes in the telecoms landscape, but SA remains high on the most expensive list.
The winners of the IT industry's top annual accolades - IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year - were announced at the IITPSA President's Awards event on 6 November 2014.