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4:50

Grade eight pupils get head-start in GP online admissions

Gauteng’s education department will run its online admissions application process in two phases, starting on 10 August, ending in November.

4:00

SA named among star players for COVID-19 innovation

South Africa ranks number 30 out of the top 40 countries, based on the rankings for tech-driven and social innovations produced to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

3:40

SA business school offers online study now, pay later

Regenesys Business School unveils Education for All, an online-based portal offering an affordable higher education qualification.

5:00
Wednesday

Fourth industrial revolution requires more fitting definition

The fourth industrial revolution should be seen as an evolution of technological transformation, rather than revolutionary change, advises professor Barry Dwolatzky.

4:10

New tool will measure tech, innovation adoption at municipal level

The science and innovation ministry eyes widespread adoption of its tech-based tool that assesses the science, technology and innovation readiness levels of municipalities.

2:50

New functionality, languages to be added to vaccine portal

The health department reveals citizens will be able to self-schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointments and register via their preferred language.

2:10

European Union sets up fund for African innovations

African researchers and innovators to tap into multibillion-rand funding programme, after the European Union unveils a fund dedicated to their innovations.

2:50

How SA’s mobile, fixed broadband download speeds compare

South Africa’s mobile broadband download speed slips to 56th spot out of 137 countries globally, data from Ookla shows.

5:00

KwaZulu-Natal’s BPO sector feels brunt of unrest, looting

While some business process outsourcing operations relied on work-from-home solutions in the aftermath of the violence, others were severely impacted.

2:50

IEC turns to online channel to boost voter registration

The Independent Electoral Commission rolls out an online voter registration portal, as it gears up for the upcoming local government elections.

2:50
15 Jul

Post offices’ IT infrastructure destroyed amid looting

Looters have completely destroyed critical ICT equipment at post office branches in KwaZulu-Natal, confirms the communications ministry.

3:20
14 Jul

More local ICT firms impacted by rampant looting

Mustek and LG Electronics SA confirm destruction to their premises in KwaZulu-Natal, as rampant looting continues in some parts of the country.

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 :)