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This is how we’re going to fix ICT

This is how we’re going to fix ICT

The National Development Plan proposes three-phased implementation of priorities for the ICT sector. In the short term, the plan calls for an urgent need to review policy to improve access through competition in services; fast-tracking

Microsoft, treasury in new software deal

Microsoft, treasury in new software deal

Microsoft and national treasury, through the State IT Agency, have reached a new deal that government said will result in the “optimisation of Microsoft products and services within all spheres of government”. This is after the parties initiated

Why SA Connect tender was cancelled

Why SA Connect tender was cancelled

The State IT Agency has finally explained why it pulled the plug on a government tender, worth up to R1,5bn, to roll out broadband to underserviced parts of the country: none of the bidders qualified. The tender was the first phase of a network

Confusion over state broadband tender

Confusion over state broadband tender

The department of telecommunications & postal services on Wednesday kept mum on whether Telkom would be the preferred bidder to supply and maintain a government broadband project in South Africa. Deputy minister

IT tender scandal erupts at correctional services

IT tender scandal erupts at correctional services

The department of correctional services wanted to overpay a company by more than R300m for providing IT services that should have cost the taxpayer R50m. The government’s chief procurement officer, Kenneth Brown, revealed in parliament on

Sentech names new CEO

Sentech names new CEO

Sentech’s board has appointed Mlamli Booi as the new permanent CEO of the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor. He replaces Setumo Mohapi, who left to take the reins at the State IT Agency in April. As CEO, Booi’s biggest duty will be completing

Jonas Bogoshi to lead EMC in SA

Jonas Bogoshi to lead EMC in SA

Former Gijima CEO Jonas Bogoshi has been appointed as country manager of EMC Southern Africa. He joins the local subsidiary of the US-headquartered EMC from T-Systems, where he was vice-president

Infraco told to get ready for sale

Infraco told to get ready for sale

State-owned fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco has been directed by government to undertake a valuation exercise in preparation for its possible sale, the department

Cwele fails to meet promises

Cwele fails to meet promises

On 21 May, South Africans will get to hear telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele deliver his second budget vote speech. It will be a report card for a minister who has been in the role for precisely a year. He is unlikely to

Infraco could run out of cash: report

Infraco could run out of cash: report

Broadband Infraco on Tuesday reportedly told parliament that it has sufficient capital to continue operating until the end of August only. The admission has cast further doubt on the state-owned

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