SA Connect

Cwele unpacks efforts to bring 'Internet for All' to life

Minister Siyabonga Cwele reveals government's Internet project made progress over the past year and details the initiatives that have been put in place.


Govt should focus on e-services in 2019

Frost & Sullivan encourages government to use advanced technologies, such as the cloud and IOT, to improve the delivery of public services.


Mini Budget 2018: Broadband rollout on track, says DTPS

Although the telecoms ministry revised its broadband rollout targets several times, it says the remaining facilities will be connected by the end of the financial year.

Jul 13, 2018

Poor countries now better off with broadband

The most vulnerable countries in the world are growing their economies and enhancing livelihoods through broadband.

Jul 11, 2018

Broadband rollout to govt sites hits a snag

The telecoms department fails to connect 327 sites in rural municipalities by its June deadline, and misses SA Connect targets once again.


Govt aims to connect 327 broadband sites by June

Minister Siyabonga Cwele backs targets for phase one of SA Connect and admits the state won't be able to afford sole implementation of phase two.

Feb 21, 2018

Budget: Cabinet trims SA Connect budget

The SA Connect project receives a reduced budget of R1.7 billion over the medium-term expenditure framework, as implementation struggles to get off the ground.

Feb 2, 2018

Minister calls for more public WiFi zones

Mayors in metros across the country must scale up free Internet programmes to ensure more citizens are connected, says minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Jan 15, 2018

Top ICT projects govt should focus on in 2018

Analysts shine light on some of the long-awaited ICT projects that should be government focal points going forward.

Nov 10, 2017

Govt considers satellite technology for SA Connect

Deputy minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams tells ITWeb her department is looking into satellite as a possible way to bring Internet connectivity to all South Africans.

Oct 25, 2017

SA Connect misses rollout targets

There has been no notable progress in the implementation of government's broadband project.

Oct 24, 2017

SAA to loom large in Gigaba's budget

Malusi Gigaba's budget speech is expected to put the ICT sector on the backburner, while spectrum and SA Connect will likely receive a brief mention.

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