Telkom, Google, DiData, Teraco pledge billions at investment conference
The tech and telecoms firms were among the 50 companies that committed R109.6 billion in pledges towards supporting South Africa’s ICT sector.
BRICS STI Programme crucial in COVID fight, says Ramaphosa
Addressing the BRICS summit yesterday, president Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the crucial role of science, technology and innovation in the fight against COVID-19.
Govt asks citizens to add their phones to COVID-19 fight
President Cyril Ramaphosa appeals to all organisations to encourage staff and visitors to download the COVID Alert SA app, as government looks to thwart virus resurgence.
Govt to use drones for high-risk infrastructure surveillance
President Cyril Ramaphosa reveals government plans to deploy drones to assist in the surveillance of the country’s mission-critical assets.
SA’s wind sector looks to power 9.3m homes by 2030
The Windaba Virtual Conference hears the sector is set to transform SA’s energy landscape by delivering 14.4GW of energy over the next decade.
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.
Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.
Govt mulls subsidised broadband access for low-income earners
Government is developing “innovative new models” to provide low-income households with access to affordable, high-speed Internet.
Two Northern Cape solar plants connect to national grid
Aggeneys Solar and Konkoonsies II Solar plants commence commercial operations, adding a collective 132MW to the country’s generation capacity.
Ramaphosa backs renewables as answer to load-shedding
The country looks to initiate various procurement bidding windows, including in the renewable energy independent power producer programme.
SA’s 4IR roadmap gets Cabinet nod
Cabinet approves publication of the Presidential Commission’s report on the fourth industrial revolution.