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Why SA Connect tender was cancelled

The State IT Agency has finally explained why it pulled the plug on a government tender, worth up to R1,5bn, to roll out broadband to underserviced parts of the country: none of the bidders qualified. The tender was the first phase of a network

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Confusion over state broadband tender

The department of telecommunications & postal services on Wednesday kept mum on whether Telkom would be the preferred bidder to supply and maintain a government broadband project in South Africa. Deputy minister

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IT tender scandal erupts at correctional services

The department of correctional services wanted to overpay a company by more than R300m for providing IT services that should have cost the taxpayer R50m. The government’s chief procurement officer, Kenneth Brown, revealed in parliament on

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Sentech names new CEO

Sentech’s board has appointed Mlamli Booi as the new permanent CEO of the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor. He replaces Setumo Mohapi, who left to take the reins at the State IT Agency in April. As CEO, Booi’s biggest duty will be completing

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Jonas Bogoshi to lead EMC in SA

Former Gijima CEO Jonas Bogoshi has been appointed as country manager of EMC Southern Africa. He joins the local subsidiary of the US-headquartered EMC from T-Systems, where he was vice-president

Opinion
Cwele fails to meet promises

On 21 May, South Africans will get to hear telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele deliver his second budget vote speech. It will be a report card for a minister who has been in the role for precisely a year. He is unlikely to

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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

In-depth
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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