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Start-up crowdfunding app taps into spirit of Ubuntu

Jason Ncube creates the Ubuntu start-up fund, an app-based crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs and small business owners.


Call for beneficiary households to register for subsidised STBs

The South African Post Office urges qualifying households to apply for their government-subsidised set-top boxes as soon as possible.


Online child sexual harm reaches ‘unprecedented’ levels

WeProtect Global Alliance’s threat assessment finds child sexual exploitation and abuse online is increasing at an alarming rate.


Hawks, FBI bring down online romance fraud group

Local and international law enforcement authorities apprehend a syndicate with links to online romance scams that saw victims lose over R100 million.


Crucial agreements pave way for Square Kilometre Array

The SKA Observatory, Australia and SA formalise agreements that will see the countries host the Square Kilometre Array telescopes and associated infrastructure.


SA’s ‘amazing’ talent pool attracts UK-based start-up

Predictive analytics firm Ramp looks to tap into the local talent pool, as it charts a future into the new wave of prescriptive analytics.


ICASA to fight court bid to hold onto temporary spectrum

The telecoms regulator readies to oppose the litigation instituted by Telkom to prevent it from withdrawing the temporary spectrum by 30 November.


Countries pay high price for excluding women from digital

Governments lose billions of dollars annually as women remain digitally excluded, with dire economic consequences of digital inequality.


More HarmonyOS-compatible devices coming to SA

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei reveals more devices powered by its HarmonyOS operating system will be released in SA in future.


Sci-tech centre to enhance ECape's innovation prospects

The science and innovation department opens a new science centre in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, to support maths, science and tech education.


MEC puts collaboration at forefront to connect communities

KwaZulu-Natal finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube stresses that connectivity has moved past being a “nice to have” and is now essential.


New edtech firm provides online content in local languages

The Virtual Institute of Technology eyes more users over the next 18 months, as it brings more disadvantaged communities into the digital age.

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba
IT in government editor

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba is the IT in government editor at ITWeb. She reports on tech initiatives, policies and digital transformation strategies in government, banking and education. She holds an Honours degree in Journalism from Rhodes University. Behind that smile, she is plotting how best to get government officials to respond to her emails before deadline :)