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SITA sets aside sizeable investment to upgrade network

The State IT Agency confirms a R400 million investment to upgrade its core network infrastructure, to be completed in a five-year phased approach.


Ramaphosa to expedite SA Connect in broadband push

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants more people to participate in the ballooning digital economy, and pushes for the long-delayed project to be accelerated.


Home affairs deploys tech to fight snaking queues

The department tells Parliament that an online appointment system is in the works, as part of the intervention strategies to reduce long queues at its branches.

Aug 10, 2021

SITA rules out open source for DMRE software solution

The enterprise software tender for the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy rules out open source solutions.


SITA bets on e-system to curb procurement, tender woes

The State IT Agency looks to an electronic document management system to improve internal controls and accountability in procurement processes.

Mar 23, 2021

SA Connect targets speeds that are 10 times faster

The revised policy of the ambitious government broadband programme bumps up connectivity speeds from 10Mbps to 100Mbps, pending budget confirmation for phase two rollout.


Defence department’s site remains inaccessible

While the Department of Defence’s Web site has been offline since December, it promises it is working hard to get it up and running again.

Oct 27, 2020

Gijima scores R339m health tender

The contract will see the company provide a fully-managed health information system to the Gauteng Department of Health.

Oct 13, 2020

SITA’s repurposing business plan finalised, says administrator

The State IT Agency’s administrator, Luvuyo Keyise, details the thinking behind repurposing SITA, indicating the process is moving along swiftly.


SITA eyes automated processes amid tender backlog

Agency administrator Luvuyo Keyise says there’s no value-add to paper-based processes, as SITA looks to an electronically-driven procurement phase.

Sep 18, 2020

Government has high hopes for SITA’s reconfiguration

The State IT Agency’s reconfiguration process aims to position it beyond being a government procurement arm, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.


Budget pressure for phase two of Gauteng broadband project

The Department of e-Government refutes claims that management of phase two of the Gauteng Broadband Network has been handed over to another agency.

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