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South Africa: Cisco launches Incubation hub for SMMEs in Durban

Cisco in partnership with Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams launched Cisco South Africa’s USD $143 600,00 state-of-the-art Incubation Hub in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. This is the second facility of its kind, built by the company, in South...

South Africa launches National Broadband Council

South Africa's National Broadband Advisory Council (NBAC), which will advise the Minister of Communications on the implementation of “South Africa Connect”, the Broadband policy and strategy, was officially launched yesterday. The Council comprises independent technical experts and representatives of business,...

South Africa: Call for submissions on National Integrated ICT Policy

Following requests from several stakeholders, South Africa’s Department of Communications has extended the deadline for submissions on the National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper from 24 February to 24 March. “The ICT sector moves very fast. There have been dramatic...

South Africa launches National Cyber Security Advisory Council

South African Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, inaugurated the country’s first National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC ) today. The role of the NCAC will be to advise the South African government on cyber security policy and technical issues. Cabinet...

SA Communications Minister lodges complaint against newspaper

South Africa's Minister of Communications Dina Pule has lodged a formal complaint with the Press Ombudsman over the weekend in relation to the alleged  smear campaign against her by the Sunday Times newspaper. Pule's comments stem from allegations made by South African newpaper...

South Africa needs the support of MEF – DoC technical advisor

Roy Kruger, the Technical Advisor to the Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, gave his full support to the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum’s) push into South Africa, stating that telecommunication service providers should join the industry standards body to accelerate connectivity...

South Africa launches Digital Migration awareness campaign

South Africa’s Minister of Communications, Dina Pule will launch the Awareness Campaign for the Digital Migration process in Motswedimosa, Kimberly, Northern Cape on 3 October 2012. The launch marks the first phase of an awareness campaign that plans to create...

Telecom Egypt loses 700 000 subscribers

A new telecoms report issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Telecommunications, Mohamed Abdel Kader Mohamed Salem indicates that Telecom Egypt, a state-owned landline operator has lost about 700 000 fixed-line subscribers. According to the report, the company's total number of...

Egypt IT Minister meets with Vodafone

Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Maged Osman, discussed Vodafone’s investments in Egypt with Vittorio Colao, the company’s CEO earlier this week. Vodafone is the world’s largest mobile telephone company. The two discussed Vodafone’s ‘keen interest’ in maintaining its...

SA government officially recognises ISP organisation

The South African government has endorsed the Internet Providers Association (IPA) as the body officially representing the country’s internet service providers. This endorsement was confirmed by the country’s recently appointed communications minister, Siphiwe Nyanda, in the official state publication of...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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