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Sona 2017: what’s in store for ICT?

The 2017 state-of-the-nation address takes place today, 9 February. In the weeks that follow, the nine premiers will deliver their state-of-the-province addresses. The purpose of these addresses is to outline government policy

Where government ICT spending goes

South Africa’s government spent R14bn on information and communications technology in the 2015/2016 financial year, with limited growth expected through to 2018/2019, when spending is projected to reach R15,3bn, a new research report

Denis Smit
Policy makers must learn from past mistakes

Are things repeating themselves in South Africa’s telecommunications policy development? Having been involved in telecoms policy processes and development for over 20 years, I have noticed how on many occasions history

New WBS investors not in for an easy ride

Former top bankers Michael Jordaan and Paul Harris could steal a march on South Africa’s established mobile telecommunications operators when they launch their new national wireless broadband network early next year thanks

The smartphone revolution is over

It’s been less than a decade since Apple shook the mobile telecommunications industry to its foundations with the original iPhone. The handset helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company (US$620bn this week) and inflicted huge

Note7 debacle a temporary setback for Samsung

Twenty-two billion dollars. That’s the value that was wiped off the market capitalisation of Samsung Electronics in two days last week as investors took stock of implications of a global recall of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy

SA’s ISPs must tap into niches to thrive

As growth rates in providing basic Internet connectivity come under pressure, service providers must tap into fast-expanding niches in order to continue to grow their businesses. That’s the view of

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