MTN drives network expansion in Eastern Cape with R624m investment
MTN SA is investing R624 million into the Eastern Cape to drive upgrades and deploy new network infrastructure across the region this year. As part of MTN’s “Modernisation of Network South Africa project” (MONZA) project the investment will expand network reach into rural communities, drive 5G expansion and work... Read more
MEC Mvoko, ELIDZ STP launch R10m ICT & 4IR programme
MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Mlungisi Mvoko, launched a R10 million “ICT & 4IR – Shaping a better Eastern Cape Programme” in East London.  The programme targets high school learners, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and entrepreneurs in the Eastern Cape Province, and... Read more
BioTherm Energy completes 4th SA project in 10 months
BioTherm Energy has announced the completion of all four of its renewable energy projects in South Africa, with the latest project having come on stream in the Eastern Cape. The company’s R6.5bn investment, connects 284MW into South Africa’s national grid and is partnered by Thebe Investment Corporation (TIC), which... Read more
East London IDZ to host provincial hackathon
The East London STP invites you to take part in the hackathon which aims to advance ICT in the Eastern Cape. The hackathon will be hosted from 4 from 6 June 2021. ELIDZ will be hosting a provincial wide hackathon in partnership with Eastern Cape institutions of higher learning,... Read more
SA participates in InHope meeting in Greece
Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana has set off to Greece where she will participate in the International Association of Internet Hotlines (InHope) Annual General Assembly in Crete. Kekana is leading a Film and Publication Board (FPB) delegation to participate in the InHope Annual General Meeting to be held on... Read more
Why keeping up with the digital revolution is key for marketers
By Johanna McDowell Partner at Scopen Africa and CEO of the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (Pty) Ltd Digital is at the forefront of all businesses worldwide, but the methodologies and platforms change so frequently that it’s difficult to master. Agencies in particular find it a struggle to... Read more
Government gears up for digital migration
Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the Ministry has established a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) war room to implement the project and meet the international deadline for digital migration. The Minister said this when she briefed the Portfolio Committee on Communications in Parliament on Tuesday. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU)... Read more
ICASA ready to receive data theft complaints 
Newly-appointed Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is ready to receive complaints related to the theft of mobile phone data. Responding to oral questions, the Minister made her maiden appearance in the National Council of Provinces on Wednesday in her new Communications... Read more
Expanding internet access’ not for everyone in SA says major African study
South Africa was one of the four countries participating in a Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, which aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not. The compelling investigation finds that significant barriers to... Read more
Proceed with caution after data breach says fraud expert
Responding to what has been billed “SA’s biggest data breach” Manie van Schalkwyk of the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service, says this is not a situation to be taken lightly. While some reports speculate on who the real victim is, Van Schalkwyk says it is consumers who are the... Read more

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