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Telcolink earns elevated Gauteng broadband project status

Altron Nexus elevates Telcolink’s status from SMME player to project house on the multibillion-rand Gauteng Broadband Network.


COVID-19 vaccine WhatsApp registration in the works

The national Department of Health will soon provide a WhatsApp service for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine, says health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.


Remote work expectations high among businesses

Like much of the workforce, a vast majority of companies expect post-pandemic work to be remote at least half the time, shows a Lenovo survey.


Public sector ICT decision-makers forum announces headline speaker

The Public Sector ICT Forum readies its next event, with creativity and innovation specialist Dr Puleng Makhoalibe set to deliver the keynote address on 23 April.


Huawei sees uptick in local usage of app gallery

The Chinese telecoms manufacturer counts 2.8 million South Africans as monthly active users of its AppGallery mobile app store.


BPO sector cements its status in SA economic recovery

President Cyril Ramaphosa praises the growth of the business process outsourcing sector, saying it will boost SA’s economic reconstruction and recovery.


Online commodities trading platform gives farmers more control

TonnUp, an online commodities trading platform, gives power back to farmers to better manage the pricing and sale of their own products.


Digital health, wellbeing platforms debut on World Health Day

Digital platforms MyHealth360 and MyWell360 launch to bring health and wellness information to every South African citizen.


Behavioural-based rental app sparks interest after debut

Locally-developed Web app Averly attracts the right players in the rental space, with some 4 000 tenants already signed up, says CEO and co-founder Zabeth Venter.


South Africa’s IT market swings to growth in 2021

The country’s information technology market is set for the sharpest growth in the Middle East and Africa region following a subdued 2020, says IDC.


Online registrations for COVID-19 kick up a notch

The number of healthcare workers that have already registered for the COVID-19 vaccine via the online registration portal nears 800 000, the health department tells Parliament.


UNISA moves towards fully online learning, teaching

The University of South Africa confirms plans to have its learning and teaching services go fully online, as it carves out its digital future.

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 :)