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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.

Sep 20, 2021

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.

Sep 16, 2021

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.

Sep 13, 2021

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.

Sep 7, 2021

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.

Aug 6, 2021

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.

Aug 2, 2021

Woolworths to go all in on renewables by 2030

The retailer announces its next set of Good Business Journey sustainability goals, which include net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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