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Lobby group questions ICT sector BBE ratings

The Progressive Blacks in ICT says government has allowed tech companies to manipulate the empowerment system in attaining BBBEE contributor status.


Hands off Stella, ICT pressure group tells Parliament

Lobby group the Progressive Blacks in ICT says it supports the minister’s choice of candidates to serve on the new ICASA council.


BBBEE ICT sector council set to review transformation plan

The council will review the 2016 amended ICT sector transformation plan in response to the impact of the fourth industrial revolution and COVID-19.

Jun 12, 2020

MTN’s Motsa calls for economic inclusion, access to tech

Without broad levels of sustained and consistent inclusion and access to technology, SA will not reach its potential, says MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa.


Frustrated ICT SMMEs fail to secure COVID-19 relief funding

Some SMMEs cite technical glitches, rejection and government’s non-responsiveness among the reasons their funding applications were unsuccessful.


ICT lobby group challenges Vodacom’s empowerment rating

The Progressive Blacks in ICT accuses the telco of manipulating the system and finding ways to hack the way to the top on transformation.


Lobby group wants black firms to be priority in TV white space

The Progressive Blacks in ICT calls upon government to release the TV white space to black players within three months.

Mar 25, 2020

ICT SMEs must not be side-lined in Debt Relief Fund

Government is urged not to discriminate against ICT businesses in the Debt Relief Fund allocation process.

Oct 30, 2019

SMEs advocate smart govt procurement processes

Government is urged to favour smart procurement, with SMEs expressing frustration with current processes.

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.


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.


SMMEs demand 30% spectrum for black-owned consortiums

The Progressive Blacks in ICT lobby group calls on government to set aside spectrum for black-owned SMMEs and co-operatives.

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