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5G-coronavirus falsehoods threaten telecoms investment, says minister

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams slams attacks on the country’s cellphone network towers, labelling the 5G-coronavirus misinformation as a threat to telecoms investment.


Communications ministry entities back Ndabeni-Abrahams

Despite reports of a tumultuous past, the heads and CEOs within minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s portfolio have committed their support to ensure delivery of key targets.

Dec 8, 2020

Shift in smart city focus amid growing budgets

While the smart cities concept was originally based on ICT such as IOT and 5G, in 2020, this pivoted to reinvented hardware and associated systems.


South Africa must plan for ‘future-fit’ digital infrastructure

The pandemic exposed countries’ digital infrastructure weaknesses, revealing the need for a change in thinking and planning for the future, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

Dec 3, 2020

From survive to thrive, working together for a better Africa

Technology is getting us through the pandemic, and technology can also drive our continent’s recovery in the post-pandemic era, writes Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa.

Nov 26, 2020

SA’s ‘Harvard’ for the fourth industrial revolution opens

Forge Academy, powered by Finnish telecoms giant Nokia, opens its artificial intelligence lab in SA, promising to help fill the gaps in critical skills training.


Comms ministry readies SA’s data, cloud policy

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says her department is in the process of gazetting a draft data and cloud policy, amid the flurry of activity in the data centre market.


Call for young people to sign up for free online courses

Applications for free digital skills training are now open, as the communications ministry forges ahead with plans to build SA’s 4IR army.


Comms ministry kicks-off digital TV public awareness

The department prepares campaigns in the Free State and Northern Cape, to encourage qualifying households to apply for government-subsidised set-top boxes.


Gauteng e-govt MEC’s e-mail, social media hacked

Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko has since laid a criminal case with the police and the matter is being investigated by law enforcement agencies.

Oct 27, 2020

ECape’s OR Tambo technical school receives cyber lab

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies donates a fully-furnished ICT lab to the newly-opened OR Tambo Technical High School.


It’s time for a revolution: Government gazettes SA’s 4IR blueprint

The Presidential Commission’s strategy and plans for how SA should respond to the fourth industrial revolution is promulgated in the Government Gazette.

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