SA Connect
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.

Sep 7, 2017

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

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.

Jul 14, 2017

Gigaba's action plan for spectrum

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

Jul 14, 2017

SA Connect gets another start date

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