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1:40

IT system shortcomings make UIF target of fraud

Parliament's finance watchdog SCOPA urges the Unemployment Insurance Fund to fix the COVID-19 relief fund’s IT system, amid a rise in fraudulent activities.

4:00

ICASA moves to finalise high-demand spectrum licensing

The regulator reveals timelines for licensing high-demand spectrum are on track, promising to publish an invitation to apply by the end of June.

5:30

R100m student aid IT system found to be ‘terribly wanting’

Minister Dr Blade Nzimande appoints a committee to unearth how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme’s R100 million IT system turned out not fit-for-purpose.

5:20

SA’s Cyber Crimes Bill edges forward amid increased attacks

The rapid, mass move to working from home amplifies the need for the country’s Cyber Crimes Bill, which has been years in the making, to become law.

2:00

NSFAS students urged to use allowances to support online learning

Parliament’s education committee calls on financial aid recipients to use their allowances to purchase devices to support their online learning.

2:30
May 25, 2020

Virtual celebrations to mark Africa Day

This year’s Africa Day celebrations will feature special virtual broadcasts from Parliament as well as president Cyril Ramaphosa.

3:50
May 18, 2020

ICASA eyes bigger budget to meet ‘expanding’ regulatory mandate

The telecommunications regulator highlights the lack of an enabling funding model as one of the potential risks to delivering on its programmes.

2:50

Parliament shortlists ICASA council candidates

The Portfolio Committee on Communications names eight potential candidates to join the ICASA council, with some familiar names making the shortlist.

2:00

Parliament’s virtual meeting suffers porn 'hack'

A Parliament meeting on Zoom goes awry, as graphic pornographic images are displayed on MPs’ screens during the meeting.

4:00
Apr 17, 2020

Parliament prioritises its virtual transition

The legislative body leans on technology as it resumes its business during the nation-wide lockdown.

2:00

Interviews for ICASA councillors commence

Parliament’s communications team makes headway in filling the vacancies on the ICASA council, kicking off the interview stage this week.

1:30

Govt eyes relaxed regulations to boost fintech sector

Minister Tito Mboweni reveals ICASA will be appropriately capacitated for the spectrum licensing process.

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