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ICT tender: Procurement recovery

This week’s National Tender Bulletin sees an increase in government procurement activity.

23 Jul

Vodacom bolsters efforts to curb gender-based violence

The mobile operator plans a November launch of its gender-based violence-focused app, to help abuse victims seek help.


ICT tenders: Social development on software

The Department of Social Development is looking to the ICT sector for development and integration.


SASSA gives rejected COVID-19 grant applicants a ‘lifeline’

The agency switches to an updated database after discovering declined applicants actually do qualify for the R350 relief grant.

Jun 3, 2020

GovChat tech to assist in mapping of ECD centres

The citizen engagement platform will be used to assist the Department of Social Development to locate and register early childhood development centres.

Jun 2, 2020

Government coughs up R43m in card fraud reimbursements

The SASSA/SAPO-branded social grant payment cards become a target for fraud, with over 22 000 fraud cases reported in the past financial year.


Capital Appreciation sees growth in digital payments

For the year, the fintech company generated R206 million in cash, translating into a cash conversion rate of 100% of trading profit.

May 15, 2020

Citizens turn to GovChat to find COVID-19 resources

The citizen engagement platform sees a spike in use, as citizens search for their closest COVID-19 public or private testing stations, or COVID-19 test results.


Electronic channels open for govt’s R350 social relief grant

The Department of Social Development and SASSA unveil four capabilities to upload applications for government’s social relief grant.


Govt eyes WhatsApp, SMS for special COVID-19 grant registrations

Although it’s still finalising the application system for social relief grants, the social development department taps WhatsApp as one of the registration channels.

Mar 27, 2020

Vodacom centre to support victims of gender-based violence

The Skype-enabled 24-hour command centre will assist the victims of gender-based violence during the 21-day national lockdown.


A year later, SASSA still desperately scrambling

The agency again pins its hopes on the ConCourt to ensure millions receive their grants, despite having a year to get its affairs in order.

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