23 Mar

New timeframes for delivery of NSFAS student laptops

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme will receive the first batch of laptops promised to qualifying students in April, reveals minister Dr Blade Nzimande.


We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson

The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.  

Feb 16, 2021

Parliament must protect SA from Facebook, WhatsApp, says DA

Facebook has a strong case to answer before Parliament, regarding its role in the dissemination of COVID-19 misinformation in SA, says the Democratic Alliance.


Members of Parliament to Zoom in for SONA 2021

As Parliament prepares for its first hybrid State of the Nation Address, acting secretary Baby Tyawa heralds this as the way of the future for the legislative body.


SONA 2021 tech kicks up a notch as it goes virtual

This year’s State of the Nation Address will take a hybrid form, with only a few people in the physical chamber and the rest connecting virtually.

Jan 19, 2021

Minister Nzimande in data talks with telcos as academic year looms

The minister is engaging with MTN, Telkom, Vodacom and Cell C, with the intention that data becomes accessible to students.


NSFAS to hand over COVID-19 relief laptops next year

Higher education, science and innovation minister Dr Blade Nzimande apologises to the intended recipients, saying the holdup is regrettable.


Namec objects to student laptops tender award

The empowerment pressure group wants the “demographic representation” of the companies that were preferred bidders to be made public.

Nov 10, 2020

Parly committee to place NSFAS laptops saga under scrutiny

Parliament’s higher education committee plans an oversight inquiry into the student financial aid scheme, including its controversial laptops tender.


Comms ministry details fiscal year’s audit outcomes

The communications and digital technologies ministry reveals to Parliament’s portfolio committee that it achieved an unqualified audit.


New tender for student laptops; process under scrutiny

The contract will benefit 430 000 students in 26 universities and 300 000 students in 50 TVET colleges across the country.

Aug 28, 2020

Government not backing down on WOAN plans

Despite failed wholesale open access network initiatives in other countries, the South African government is resolute that the model is the best to promote competition.

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