SA Connect

Government taps ICT research firm to conduct SA Connect study

The communications ministry and DBSA appoint BMIT to conduct a feasibility study into the best way forward for the next phase of the government broadband project.


Broadband Infraco, ItakaneICT enable cashless payment services

The state-owned backhaul connectivity provider enters into a partnership with ItakaneICT to facilitate cashless money services in rural and disadvantaged communities.


R1.9bn reprioritised for digital migration

The communications department promises to speed-up implementation of much-delayed projects, to advance SA’s ICT interests.


SA’s global social mobility ranking takes a knock

The World Economic Forum’s social mobility index shows SA’s tech access ranks 69th, with an overall poor country ranking of 77th out of 82 nations.

Dec 12, 2019

US-based NGO splashes R440k to connect Limpopo community

Internet Society announces an investment fund in Mamaila Village for information access and upskilling.

Nov 13, 2019

Sentech fancies streaming services market

The broadcasting signal distributor is keen to become an over-the-top platform, as it explores business growth areas.

Oct 10, 2019

SA Connect: ‘One step forward, two steps back’

The communications ministry says a feasibility study is in the works to determine an efficient way to deliver the second phase of the ambitious government broadband project.

Sep 12, 2019

India’s Tejas Networks eyes dawdling SA Connect project

The Bangalore-headquartered company partners a local ICT firm with the aim of connecting rural and peri-urban communities.


Western Cape becoming a WiFi hotspot

The provincial government plans to add 321 public WiFi zones over the next financial year, as it looks to improve universal Internet access in the province.

Jul 26, 2019

Surviving in the Internet economy

The fourth industrial revolution is an opportunity, not a challenge, says Refinitiv’s Sonwabise Sebata.

Jul 25, 2019

Govt mulls partnership model to deliver SA Connect

The communications and digital technologies ministry concedes a public-private partnership model is the best way to ensure universal broadband access for South Africans.


Broadband Infraco, Google partner in rural area 4IR drive

The organisations collaborate to provide learners and teachers in remote rural areas with digital skills.

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