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4:20

SA’s privacy watchdog accuses WhatsApp of double standards

The Information Regulator consults attorneys after not reaching an agreement with Facebook, regarding revising its WhatsApp privacy policy in SA.

2:30

Ndabeni-Abrahams oversees analogue TV switch-off in Free State

Analogue switch-off in the Free State continues, simultaneously with the switch-off in the Northern Cape Province, says the communications department.

14:40

ICT tenders: SOEs on the hunt

State-owned entities and smaller local municipalities keep National Treasury's temporary tender portal busy.

2:50
Friday

Mask or no mask, Idemia wins face recognition contest

Biometric solutions company Idemia says its new facial recognition technology can accurately identify people wearing face masks.

4:10

Communications ministry reveals key timelines for USAASA

The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa will be converted into the Digital Development Fund by the end of March 2023, the comms ministry tells Parliament.

2:20

AYO to approach courts over PIC investigation report

The tech company’s chairman says there is no evidence of misconduct and no irregularity is shown in the report.

3:00

Solution House adds mobile team tracking, dispatch to live incident management platform

Solution House Software extends Incident Desk with integrated facial recognition for quick and easy identification of workers, patients and persons of interest.

2:50

ICASA resolute emergency spectrum allocation is temporary

Chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng warns telcos not to plan their business models around the temporary spectrum that was assigned.

4:00

ICASA chairperson bemoans telecoms infrastructure vandalism

Battery theft and vandalism at cell tower base stations is nothing short of a treasonous act, ICASA chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng tells Parliament.

2:00
Wednesday

MTN to appeal $14m licence fee ruling in Uganda

The company says it will appeal a decision by the country’s High Court ordering it to pay millions for a transitional licence

2:20

Inspired Testing wins EMEA Partner of the Year Award

The company received the award from Neotys, developer of the industry standard automated performance testing platform, NeoLoad.

2:30

WhatsApp-based registration for COVID vaccine opens

The Department of Health makes it possible for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine via the Facebook-owned messaging app.