Poor countries now better off with broadband


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

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

May 18, 2018

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.

Budget: Cabinet trims SA Connect budget

Feb 21, 2018

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.

Minister calls for more public WiFi zones

Feb 2, 2018

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

Top ICT projects govt should focus on in 2018

Jan 15, 2018

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

Govt considers satellite technology for SA Connect

Nov 10, 2017

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.

SA Connect misses rollout targets

Oct 25, 2017

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

SAA to loom large in Gigaba's budget

Oct 24, 2017

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.

DA against creation of another state company to roll-out SA Connect

Sep 7, 2017

The opposition party is sceptical about government's plans to create the State ICT Infrastructure Company as a mechanism to connect 90% of SA to the Internet by 2020.

Gigaba's action plan for spectrum

Jul 14, 2017

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba has outlined government's "inclusive growth action plan", including new timeframes for spectrum allocation.

SA Connect gets another start date

Jul 14, 2017

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba confirms deadline to commence phase one of SA's long-awaited broadband plan will take place next month.