Cisco pledges $100m to address climate change crisis
The US-based big-tech company commits to spend $100 million over the next 10 years to help reverse the impact of climate change.
BPO sector cements its status in SA economic recovery
President Cyril Ramaphosa praises the growth of the business process outsourcing sector, saying it will boost SA’s economic reconstruction and recovery.
Vodacom commits R87m to vaccine storage, transportation
The telco will also deploy a state-of-the-art COVID-19 vaccine management platform across the African Union member states.
Online registrations for COVID-19 kick up a notch
The number of healthcare workers that have already registered for the COVID-19 vaccine via the online registration portal nears 800 000, the health department tells Parliament.
AYO seeks parliamentary probe, claims politics behind its woes
The firm says despite cooperating with all the probes it faced on alleged impropriety, it has been placed under unwarranted intense scrutiny.
Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020
The country has been gradually adding renewable energy to the grid, increasing installed capacity from 467MW in 2013 to 5 027MW in 2020, says the CSIR.
SA urged to launch urgent ICT skills revolution
An industry leader says the country needs an ICT skills revolution that will drive change in the economy.
Coding, robotics curriculum pilot to finally get going in 2021
Plans are well under way to roll out the Department of Basic Education’s coding and robotics curriculum, reveals president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Gauteng zeros in on digital economy for jobs, economic recovery
Premier David Makhura identifies ICT and digital services, with a focus on the gig economy, as among the critical sectors to revive the provincial economy.
Malema casts doubt on Ramaphosa’s spectrum auction plans
The Economic Freedom Fighters bemoans the lack of progress in allocating spectrum, warning that if corruption influences the process, data costs will remain high.
SASSA urges use of online channels as COVID-19 grant is extended
The South African Social Security Agency encourages COVID-19 grant recipients to use the online channels at their disposal for application amendments, or to lodge appeals.