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The contenders to succeed Zuma

The battle to replace South African President Jacob Zuma as the leader of the ANC in December is taking place at one of the most difficult junctures in the 105-year-old party’s history. It’s plagued by infighting and suffered its

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Sita a place of exile for unwanted DGs

In the suburb of Erasmuskloof, southeast of Pretoria, lies the sleek, modernist building of the State Information Technology Agency, known as Sita. This agency is the government’s service provider for all IT services or, as those watching the comings and goings of officials over

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Gumede laments ‘dysfunctional’ Sita

The State IT Agency (Sita), the government body meant to co-ordinate government’s IT spending, is “dysfunctional”. This is hurting both government departments and the companies that supply technology services to government. This is the view of Gijima

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Questions over SA’s mystery satellite

There were many unanswered questions about a satellite reportedly commissioned eight years ago under the title “Project Flute”, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. “It is time, after more than eight years and R1bn, for government to provide some straight answers about

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Technology must serve SA: minister

The problems South Africa faces require specialised technologies to help resolve them, public service minister Lindiwe Sisulu said in Cape Town on Tuesday. “In present day South Africa, we have challenges that require specific, and not generalised, off-the-shelf interventions to resolve, and so you fail

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Ex-minister splurged R370k on rentals

Former minister Roy Padayachie burnt through more than R370 000 of taxpayers’ money on rental cars in a four-month period, public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu said in parliament on Monday. Sisulu was responding to a question from Democratic Alliance MP Patricia

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Sekese stays on as DG

The “precise powers” held by department of communications director-general Rosey Sekese are being “negotiated”, but she will stay on in the crucial role “at this stage”, says newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim. Carrim was replying to questions from TechCentral

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No suspects in SAPS hack attack

No suspects have been identified in connection with the hacking of the SA Police Service website last month, police minister Nathi Mthethwa revealed on Wednesday. Mthethwa said the investigation was still underway and the level of threat to identified whistleblowers was not yet known

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Pule in talks with Sisulu over DG

Communications minister Dina Pule has told parliament she is working with public service & administration minister Lindiwe Sisulu to find “the most appropriate” way of dealing with the department’s director-general, Rosey Sekese, who was suspended in January