Very little has been achieved in the implementation of Free Open Source Software (FOSSS) though there are scattered individual initiatives, says SITA’s Chairperson Jerry Vilakazi.
State Information Technology Agency (SITA) chairperson Jerry Vilakazi says the Public sector ICT strategy must be put in place with the National Development Plan (NDP) in mind. Giving his speech at the 2013 GITO Council Summit in Cape Town Vilakazi says the readiness of public sector ICT is important for the NDP.
SITA board members will go on leave as the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probes serious maladministration at the agency. Cabinet announced it had approved leave for the current board to allow for investigations into the agency. The investigation by the SIU follows the signing of a proclamation by President Jacob Zuma in September, directing the body to […]
SITA has announced 25 year old Limpopo resident Makopi Molepo as its debut winner of the Lethla la Diakanyo competition. Molepo, a BCom Business Information Systems Graduate from the University of Venda, won the first annual software development challenge for his Robalang Online Cemetery management system. The application allows all the people from South Africa […]
The State IT Agency (SITA) must introduce mobile solutions to improve serviced delivery, says Public Service and Administration minister, Lindiwe Sisulu. Speaking at the 2012 GovTech conference held in Durban, Sisulu said it had become increasingly important for SITA to become more than just a technology procurement arm of government. Sisulu called on SITA to heed […]
The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has extended condolences to Roy Padayachie’s family, saying his death was a blow for the organization. In a statement, the agency said Padayachie, both in his capacity as shareholder of SITA and as former minister of Communications, was passionate about the growth of the local ICT sector, recognising the […]
Communications minister, Roy Padayachie, will lead a South African ICT delegation to the ITU World Telecom taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. Set to be held from the 24 – 27 October 2011, the ITU Telecom was born in 1971, following the decision taken by the executive council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with its […]
The State IT Agency (SITA) is on track to becoming the agency of choice for government’s ICT needs, says SITA CEO, Blake Mosley-Lefatola. Revealing plans for the agency at the 2011 GovTech conference in Durban, Mosley-Lefatola, announced plans to turn SITA into a Prime System Integrator for government. Mosley-Lefatola revealed that SITA had adopted business […]
The State IT Agency (SITA) has made remarkable progress, says the Public Service and Administration minister, Richard Baloyi.
Speaking at the 2011 GovTech conference in Durban today, Baloyi praised the progress made by the agency in the implementation of its turnaround strategy.
“We can proudly say that, having strengthened the governance mechanism and deployed men and women of substance at the top management of the agency, we have now begun to see remarkable
progress in SITA performance to achieve outcomes,” Baloyi says.
The theme for the 2011 GovTech conference is Connected government: working together to do more. The focus is on providing solutions for government approach, which is increasingly looking towards technology as a strategic tool and as an enabler for public service innovation and productivity growth
The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) board has approved a SMME development strategy as the agency looks to promote small business and boost local economic development.
The board also approved an industry partner engagement and implementation partners certification models.
The programmes all form part of the agency’s plans to support the development of an indigenous ICT industry; SMMEs on IT skills development as well as stimulating
local economic development to support provinces in job creation.
SITA has also started with the implementation of the models and strategies, and has kicked off engagements with some in-country Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on their reseller partner accreditation.