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Mohapi still at helm of Sentech

In a statement released on Friday, Sentech said Setumo Mohapi is still CEO of Sentech and remains “dedicated to his current position”. The statement was in response a cabinet statement, issued in Thursday, which said that Mohapi at been appointed as the new CEO of the

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Mohapi new CEO of Sita … or is he?

Sentech CEO Setumo Mohapi has been appointed as CEO of the State IT Agency (Sita), according to a cabinet statement released on Thursday. However, in a bizarre twist, Mohapi has denied this in an SMS sent to TechCentral. Cabinet spokesman Phumla Williams

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State to issue mega computer tender

The State IT Agency will later this week issue the first phase of a multibillion-rand, three-year tender for the supply of computer equipment to the whole of government. At the same time, the agency

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W Cape broadband details emerge

The Western Cape government has updated the timelines for the complete deployment of its R1,3bn broadband initiative after an initial contracting period with the State IT Agency and Neotel took longer than anticipated. The tender, which was issued

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CEO’s plan to fix ‘dysfunctional’ Sita

Freeman Nomvalo, the CEO of the State IT Agency (Sita), has promised that a turnaround strategy he is leading will transform the organisation for the better, but it could take as many as four years for the project to be completed fully. He told journalists

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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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New political home for State IT Agency

Government’s centralised IT services and technology procurement organisation, the State IT Agency, will in future no longer report into the minister of public service and administration. Rather, it will in future report into the ministry of telecommunications and postal services, headed by Siyabonga Cwele. This is one of a

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Top cop in R10m tender to find three laptops

The State IT Agency (Sita) has defended its decision to award former provincial top cop Mzwandile Petros’s company a R10m deal to recover three stolen laptops, the Sunday Times reported. “The minister [then Lindiwe Sisulu], the chairperson and I took a decision to appoint the company, even though it wasn’t

Denis Smit
Dear government, some clarity please

On 25 May, President Jacob Zuma announced the cabinet for his second term. In a surprise movement, the announcement included significant changes in the role of the department of communications and the creation of a new ministry of telecommunications and postal services. This has resulted in enormous

Duncan McLeod
Zuma leaves ICT policy in a vacuum

It’s been more than six weeks since the election and nearly a month since President Jacob Zuma stunned the information and communications technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim, and splitting the communications portfolio in two. Since then, there has been