SAP Africa recently announced the kick-off of its SAP® Urban Matters initiative at the Africa Urban Matters, Cities of the Future event hosted in Cape Town. The event focused on how innovative technology can be leveraged to make cities and municipalities more effective – and improve the lives of citizens
The mobile revolution has brought many benefits of the modern ICT industry to billions of people, says Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim. Speaking at a conference on Broadband held in Stellenbosch recently Carrim highlighted the past twenty years of the development of ICT and specifically for the mobile communications industry.
The Department of Communications has hosted an Inter-Departmental Stakeholder Workshop on ICT in Pretoria as the second step in engaging South Africans as part of the ICT Policy Review Panel.
More than 1.4 million learners in public schools in the Gauteng province are now said to have access to the cutting edge technology of the Internet delivered through the GautengOnline infrastructure.
The Committee Chairperson in the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Hope Malgas, say the progress in the implementation of Library and Information Services and E-Education in schools in the country has been too slow. “The White Paper on E-Education has been in existence since 2004. Not much has been done since and we are already in 2013.
The South African Society Security Agency (SASSA) and MasterCard say there are 10 million active SASSA Debit MasterCard cards in South Africa following the introduction of the new grant payment disbursement system that commenced in March last year.
Recently the Deputy Minister of Communication launched a community computer and internet access centre donated to Chief Bhekisizwe Nzimakwe by Mthinte Communications at the request of the Department of Communications. A pro-bono agreement, this is one of 123 community access centres that the company has distributed for USAASA.
After having had some time to deliberate, the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members Interests has finally concluded on the allegations that have come forth against former Department of Communications Minister Dina Pule.
Efforts to improve access to Information and Communication Technology in South Africa received a boost on Tuesday as the Department of Communications briefed the Committee on Communications on a number of Bills aimed at achieving this.
Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says Telkom must balance the interest of all shareholders. Speaking at a meeting between Telkom and the DOC, the Minister reiterated the importance of Telkom to government.