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Opinion: Are Online Scams Undermining Trust in SA Government Services?

Protecting citizens when they interact with digital government services is fast becoming a top priority for governments around the world. The astonishing growth of the global cybercrime industry and the perceived ease at which threat actors imitate trusted brands and...

Government to Intervene on Petrol Price in SA, Finance Minister Confirms

The South African government met to discuss what should be done in the wake of an anticipated petrol price hike on Wednesday. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe met during the weekend to discuss...

MTN’s Takeover Plans for Telkom Would Need the Government’s Support First

South Africa's MTN Group, the largest telecom in Africa and 2nd largest in its home nation has reportedly made a pitch to buy SA's third largest telecom, Telkom. According to an anonymous insider who spoke to Bloomberg, Telkom has...

Eskom Moves Loadshedding to Weekend Allowing SA Govt to Pass Bill

Embattled South African power utility Eskom is suspending load-shedding on Friday from 12:00 to 17:00 in order for the country's parliament to pass an Appropriation Bill. In order for the power utility to make up reserves it will use to...

SA Government Could Bail Out National Airline to the Tune of $1.2-Billion

The administrator's running South Africa's embattled national airlines SAA propositioned the government to provide a R21-billion ($1.2-billion) bailout to help repay debt and resume operations after COVID-19 travel bans are lifted. This new plan includes about R17-billion that will go...

E-Health Framework in Development for South Africa

South Africa’s healthcare organisations are currently on a journey to providing comprehensive and accessible healthcare services to all its citizens, in both the private and public healthcare ecosystems. However, the finalisation of legislation and standards that govern this sector...

GovChat to Digitise Africa’s Largest COVID-19 Social Relief Campaign

GovChat, the South African civic engagement technology platform, has announced a partnership with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to support the digitisation of the COVID-19 social relief grant application process. The partnership with GovChat could enable millions of...

South Africa: Govt. unveils app to counter xenophobic violence

South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has unveiled a mobile app, which is set to support the government's efforts against attacks on foreign nationals. The app launched on 24 April 2015. The 'We are Africa' mobile app...

Will mobile apps help government connect with citizens?

Smart cities are fast becoming a reality across the globe, driven by the interconnectedness of devices that communicate and provide information that leads to intelligent automation, decision and actions. However, smart cities without smart, engaged and connected citizens will...

Metrofile expands digital business unit

Metrofile, a South African JSE listed information and records storage management business, has increased the operational footprint of its Pretoria branch, following the awarding of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), formally known as CIPRO, document storage contract,...
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Video streaming is the next big thing in the entertainment business. More consumers are developing a preference for streaming...
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