Govt in digital skills drive as it fights youth joblessness
President Cyril Ramaphosa confirms the next phase of government’s employment stimulus will zone in on digital skills training for young people.
President commits to ‘green’ industrialisation, EV production
The country will decommission and repurpose coal-fired power stations and invest in new low-carbon generation capacity, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.
SA to launch COVID-19 digital vaccine certificate this week
The government portal, in testing phase ahead of the launch, will allow users to create a QR code showing their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Digital vaccination certificate not a discrimination tool
Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla refutes claims the COVID-19 vaccine certificates will be used to deny unvaccinated citizens access to public services.
Former telecoms, postal services deputy minister passes on
Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, former telecoms and postal services minister, has died, the Presidency announces, paying tribute to her personal achievements.
Electronic vaccine passports on the cards for SA
President Cyril Ramaphosa confirms the health department is considering various mechanisms to show vaccination status, including digitally.
ICASA fails to reach out of court settlement with spectrum litigants
Despite the parties’ best efforts, a comprehensive settlement has not been achieved at this stage, says the telecoms regulator.
Ramaphosa to expedite SA Connect in broadband push
President Cyril Ramaphosa wants more people to participate in the ballooning digital economy, and pushes for the long-delayed project to be accelerated.
Broke ANC resorts to crowdfunding to raise cash
The political party launches a crowdfunding campaign, to raise funds in a way that it says is responsive to Political Party Funding Act requirements.
President Ramaphosa orders graft probe into EOH’s R470m IT contracts
The Special Investigating Unit announced yesterday it had been authorised to investigate four IT contracts awarded to EOH and its subsidiaries.
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni replaces Ndabeni-Abrahams as comms minister
President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffles minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to small business development, making way for minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni to head up communications portfolio.