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Hawks, FBI bring down online romance fraud group

Local and international law enforcement authorities apprehend a syndicate with links to online romance scams that saw victims lose over R100 million.


Crucial agreements pave way for Square Kilometre Array

The SKA Observatory, Australia and SA formalise agreements that will see the countries host the Square Kilometre Array telescopes and associated infrastructure.


SA’s ‘amazing’ talent pool attracts UK-based start-up

Predictive analytics firm Ramp looks to tap into the local talent pool, as it charts a future into the new wave of prescriptive analytics.


ICASA to fight court bid to hold onto temporary spectrum

The telecoms regulator readies to oppose the litigation instituted by Telkom to prevent it from withdrawing the temporary spectrum by 30 November.


Countries pay high price for excluding women from digital

Governments lose billions of dollars annually as women remain digitally excluded, with dire economic consequences of digital inequality.


More HarmonyOS-compatible devices coming to SA

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei reveals more devices powered by its HarmonyOS operating system will be released in SA in future.


Sci-tech centre to enhance ECape's innovation prospects

The science and innovation department opens a new science centre in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, to support maths, science and tech education.


MEC puts collaboration at forefront to connect communities

KwaZulu-Natal finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube stresses that connectivity has moved past being a “nice to have” and is now essential.


New edtech firm provides online content in local languages

The Virtual Institute of Technology eyes more users over the next 18 months, as it brings more disadvantaged communities into the digital age.


SA Connect phase two in the works, says government

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni confirms phase two of SA Connect, government’s ambitious broadband project, is going ahead.


Govt readies ‘aggressive’ plan to expedite digital migration

Cabinet approves a revised integrated analogue switch-off implementation plan, as the state looks to accelerate the much-delayed project.


Rand Water pins hopes on emerging tech to be more sustainable

The water utility prioritises the use of the internet of things, as it looks to deliver value and sustained competitive advantage, says innovation lead Mogan Padayachee.

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba
IT in government editor

Simnikiwe Mzekandaba is the IT in government editor at ITWeb. She reports on tech initiatives, policies and digital transformation strategies in government, banking and education. She holds an Honours degree in Journalism from Rhodes University. Behind that smile, she is plotting how best to get government officials to respond to her emails before deadline :)