Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
1:20

Ramaphosa announces department of comms and digital tech

The new department arises from a merger between the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

1:30

4IR commission starts work

The commission, appointed by president Cyril Ramaphosa in April, holds its first work session.

3:20

Communications ministry merger still in the works

The departments are still finding their footing to unify the two ministries, despite having a head-start in the government consolidation process.

5:40

GSMA cautions against poorly designed spectrum pathway

The mobile industry body warns against maximising revenues above the connectivity of citizens, as SA prepares to assign high-demand mobile spectrum sometime this year.

7:10

Comms ministry finds stability in Ndabeni-Abrahams

The ICT industry lauds the decision to retain minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams in her post, noting it signals much-needed continuity in a department characterised by leadership instability.

3:40

Science, technology and higher education merged

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils his team to carry the sixth administration forward, and details merger of key departments.

5:30

Telkom CEO asks for 'sensible' spectrum pathway

South Africa needs an enlightened spectrum allocation process which fosters competition in the mobile market, says Telkom group CEO Sipho Maseko.

4:30

Government-led data science programme gets into gear

Government takes the first steps towards building a capable fourth industrial revolution army, as it readies to train a million young people in data science and related skills by 2030.

6:40

Stalled ICT projects await the next administration

As the country readies to usher in a new administration after the elections, many of the high-priority ICT projects are still up in the air.

6:40

Government puts spectrum framework on ice

Endless empty spectrum promises lead to more disappointment, as the minister holds off on release of the policy crafting the path to license high-demand spectrum.

2:00
May 2, 2019

DOC pays ICASA its dues after legal threat

The Department of Communication transfers funds to the regulator after the authority threatened legal action, accusing it of withholding its dues.

5:10

Ministers come and go, but digital migration stagnant

Despite the conveyor belt of 10 communications ministers over the last 13 years, none have been able to see SA's digital migration project through.

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